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Greenlaurel: ’Unprecedented recovery’ in Chesapeake Bay’s sea grasses directly tied to clean-up efforts

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Sea grasses in the Chesapeake Bay. Photo credit: Jon LefCheck, via UMCES.

A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that the decades-long “Save the Bay” effort is working. Underwater sea grasses, vital to the bay’s ecosystem, are at their highest levels in nearly 50 years. Not only is this good news for the Chesapeake Bay, but the research provides hope for other impaired estuaries, proving that a coordinated government collaboration focused on reducing pollution can lead to real restoration.

Trump’s EPA Cancels Years’ Worth of Funding for Chesapeake Bay Journal

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons.

A nearly three-decade-old newspaper devoted to covering the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration is about to lose a major chunk of its revenue, thanks to an abrupt decision by Trump administration.

This Family is Selling its 55-Acre, Goat-Filled Island in the Bay for $1.5M

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Photo via Realtor.com

“Goat-Filled Island in the Bay” – you read that right.

The Feds Are Auctioning Off this Historic Lighthouse Near Baltimore, with a Starting Bid of $15K

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Photo via U.S. General Services Administration

Looking to move out to the county, but somewhere still kind of close to the city limits? Looking for a new place that’s stationary and completely surrounded by water?

Maryland Cuts Crabbing Season 10 Days Shorter Due to Drop in Crustacean Population

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As a precautionary measure, state officials have implemented a new rule for crabbing season this year: “No harvest of female hard crabs after November 20, 2017.”

Report Advises ‘Cautious’ Crabbing After 18 Percent Decline in Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The results of this year’s annual crab population survey may have Marylanders feeling a little salty.

Amid Defunding Threats, Hogan Signs Resolution Telling Trump, Congress to Protect Bay Program

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Photo by Farragutful, via Wikimedia Commons

As expected, Gov. Larry Hogan today joined governors of other Chesapeake Bay region states in signing a resolution that calls on the president and federal lawmakers not to defund the 37-year-old Chesapeake Bay Program.

Rally Planned Outside State House to Tell Hogan to Protect Bay Funding, Join Climate Alliance

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Photo by Kevin Galens – Flickr

Tomorrow afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan will sit down with other Chesapeake Bay region governors and environmental officials to discuss how to protect the bay moving forward. Right outside, Maryland leaders and environmentalists are planning to rally to demand that Hogan push back against the president’s agenda that could harm the endangered estuary.

Crab Found Held Hostage by Two Oysters in Chesapeake Bay

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Photo via Chesapeake Bay Foundation

As regionally threatened species, Maryland blue crabs and oysters in the Chesapeake Bay know they need to stick together. That might explain what happened here.

Greenlaurel: Herring Run Nursery is Your Go-To for a Huge Selection of Native Plants

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Herring Run is a 31-square-mile watershed. It starts in Towson and flows into the Back River, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

Tucked away on the Mount Pleasant Golf Course is a one of Charm City’s best-kept-secrets: Blue Water Baltimore’s Herring Run Nursery. The native plant nursery is an ideal spot for landscaping enthusiasts seaching for an extensive variety of trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers native to the Chesapeake Bay region.

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