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2010-10-19 16:58:00

Despite Significant Progress, State Acknowledges More Work is Ahead HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today stressed the state's commitment to help restore the Chesapeake Bay, saying looming federal pollution reduction requirements necessitate a workable, cost-effective plan to meet these challenges, which his department has prepared. "To be sure, Pennsylvania has reduced the amount of pollution we're putting...

2010-10-12 14:47:00

Restoration Project Touted as Example for Erosion/Protection Issues WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Park Service (NPS) came together today, alongside Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, to celebrate the nearly completed restoration of 2,800 feet of the Potomac River shoreline in Piscataway Park. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded site saved not only an important...

2010-09-29 09:27:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has published a policy memorandum titled "Nutrient Trading --The Missed Opportunity." The document is available on the Company's website at: http://bionpa.com/docs/Nutrient%20Trading%20&%20Cost%20Containment-Sept%202010.pdf. This memorandum demonstrates that the Susquehanna watershed is unique in several critical ways: Its excess nitrogen loading derives primarily from livestock waste...

2010-09-23 14:26:00

Highlights from Yearly Event Include the First Interstate River Trash Limit WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alice Ferguson Foundation's (AFF) 5th Annual Potomac Watershed Trash Summit took place Wednesday, along the shores of the Potomac, at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. The event brought together more than 300 area influencers and decision-makers to address litter on a cross-regional level. "We reached significant milestones today with our partners that...

2010-09-15 17:35:19

Reducing the delivery of nutrients to the Chesapeake Bay is one of the most important components of restoration efforts to achieve a healthy Bay ecosystem. The USGS has developed a new method for tracking the progress toward reducing nitrogen and phosphorus delivery from the watershed to the Bay. "The public and public officials care deeply about progress towards clean water goals for the Chesapeake Bay and other impaired waters of the Nation," said Robert Hirsch, USGS Research Hydrologist...

2010-09-08 00:41:06

The report, "Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1003590107.  Images are available on the project website. The Potomac River in Washington, D.C. is showing multiple benefits from restoration efforts, newly published research suggests. Reduced nutrients and improved water clarity have increased the abundance and diversity...

2010-09-07 14:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn about the unique role that the South Mountain landscape plays in the Chesapeake Bay watershed during the next South Mountain Speakers Series on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harrisburg Area Community College's Wildwood Conference Center in Harrisburg. The event, entitled, "From Mountain to Sea: The Chesapeake Bay," is free and open to the public. It will start with an informational fair at 6 p.m. on current activities...

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2010-08-20 09:40:55

A comprehensive study of pollutants in a major Chesapeake Bay tributary revealed troublesome levels of nitrogen and copper that could flow into the Bay, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and their collaborators conducted the study as part of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) for Maryland's Choptank River Watershed, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. CEAP began in...

2010-07-07 08:30:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chesapeake Bay Trust today released a first-of-its-kind mobile app field guide to the animals and plants of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Trust's Field Guide to the Chesapeake Bay is unlike any other mobile app on the market today. Free and available initially to iPhone users, the new mobile app is a comprehensive, ecosystem-based guide to the flora and fauna of nine ecologically distinct regions within the Bay's watershed. It provides...

2010-06-22 13:00:00

LUSBY, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Dominion Foundation has provided a $200,000 grant to Coastal Conservation Association Maryland for an open-water monitoring buoy at the Dominion Reef at the Gooses, an artificial reef in the Chesapeake Bay. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, which owns and operates the Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas facility on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland. The buoy will provide real-time data on water...


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