‘Flood buckets’ raise oysters for South River

Nonprofit repurposes paint buckets to grow bivalves

For years, the South River Federation and John Flood, one of its founders, have worked to give oysters a fighting chance and some good real estate in the South River.

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‘Flood buckets’ raise oysters for South River

Six uncommon, unique environmental jobs

'Green collar' jobs you might have heard of

Some environmental jobs—like wildlife biologist or clean water activist—seem obvious. But there are plenty of not-so-obvious green collar jobs that make a difference at every scale.

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Six uncommon, unique environmental jobs

Months after flood, Ellicott City rebuilds

Historic city recovers from 1,000-year flood

On July 30, stormwater runoff and heavy rainfall led the Patapsco River to rise 13 feet in 100 minutes. The resulting flood caused large-scale damage from which Ellicott City is still recovering.

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Months after flood, Ellicott City rebuilds

Intertwining nature and culture along Anacostia

First annual Festival del Rio Anacostia

On October 15, hundreds gathered in Bladensburg, Maryland, at the first-ever Festival del Rio Anacostia: a celebration of heritage, culture and the environment.

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Intertwining nature and culture along Anacostia

A New York farm keeps streams clean

Stewardship on family farm benefits neighbors and Bay

McMahon's E-Z Acres Farm in Homer, New York, sees itself as part of a community—a community that deserves clean water.

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A New York farm keeps streams clean

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    Critter of the Month


    December's Critter - The lumpfish lives in the North Atlantic and occasionally visits the Chesapeake Bay. The first fin on its back is covered in skin, giving it its characteristic high crest.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat


      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.

    • Bay Executive Order

      Bay Executive Order

      Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

      A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.

    Bay Program issues final two-year work plans

    watershed agreement

    In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes, management strategies and work plans to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.

    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2014, 6,191 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.

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    Use Native Plants

    Native flowers, shrubs and trees often require less water and can provide food and habitat for birds, butterflies and honeybees.

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