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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...

2010-06-18 17:37:00

Increased Partnerships, Targeted Water Quality Efforts Focus of Showcase Watershed HERSHEY, Pa., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced Conewago Creek as Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Showcase Watershed during an event at the Eby-Patterson Farm in Hershey. Conewago Creek is joined by Upper Chester River in Maryland and Smith Creek in Virginia as one of three showcase watersheds to demonstrate what can be achieved by combining...

2010-06-10 11:56:00

Transplanted Natives, Outdoors Enthusiasts, Vacationers, Travelers and Others Urged to Speak Out at RestoringOurWaters.org WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams - the cradle of American democracy, the nation's largest estuary, and one of the most popular travel destinations in the U.S. - is the focus of a major new online campaign, "Restoring our Waters" (www.restoringourwaters.org), that aims to ensure Congressional support comparable to...

2010-05-13 14:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obama Administration officials yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will expand and accelerate its efforts to restore clean water throughout the 64,000 square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. "A thriving agricultural sector is critical to restoring the Chesapeake Bay," NRCS Chief Dave White said. "Thanks to the 2008 Farm Bill, NRCS has unprecedented ability to help...

2010-05-10 10:00:00

Letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from 40 Groups Anticipates Content of EPA Plan Due Wednesday; Emphasis Placed on Meeting December Deadline for Bay Pollution Load Rule. WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is due to outline its "Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay" on May 12, 2010, a broad coalition of 40 national and regional groups is urging the federal agency "to exercise leadership...

2010-05-06 08:22:00

Benchmark Report Details Restoration of Water Quality, Fish Population HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty years of coordinated efforts to restore life to the West Branch Susquehanna River in north-central Pennsylvania have led to marked improvements in water quality, as well increases in fish populations and diversity that are detailed in a benchmark study announced today by Trout Unlimited. The study was coordinated by Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the...

2010-04-22 13:50:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today praised Pennsylvania's farmers for striving to conserve natural resources and reduce pollution flowing into the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. During a visit to Chester County, Redding helped plant trees on a stream bank at Mason's Chrome View Dairy in Nottingham and reviewed conservation best management practices in place at the John C....

2010-04-20 09:26:00

Green In-Store Events, Clean Up Projects, and Earth Day Celebrations to Occur This Week LANDOVER, Md., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food of Landover, Md. is teaming up with community partner Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) to clean up the environment and celebrate Earth Day's 40th anniversary April 23 and 24. Fifteen Giant stores located in the Watershed will host in-store activities, storm drain stenciling, plant trees around the stores, and clean up the neighborhoods they serve....

2010-04-16 12:07:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Top officials from the Pentagon, the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency today participated in the 2010 Earth and Arbor Day celebration at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Mr. Tad Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, highlighted the daily environmental stewardship efforts of the Army with respect to the public resources entrusted to it. He also called...

2010-04-13 12:09:00

Trout Opener Prompts Reminder on Wildfire Dangers, State Forest Road Closures HARRISBURG, Pa., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly reopened Poe Valley State Park and its lake - once again stocked with trout -- await anglers traveling to central and northern Pennsylvania for Saturday's opening of the regular trout season. The park in Centre County was closed four years ago for a large-scale rehabilitation project. It is now accepting reservations for its camping season that begins...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'