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Healthy lands means healthy water By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – September 19, 2019 Protecting our lands is critical to keeping our waters clean and healthy. Actions taken on land, for instance, paving a parking lot, spraying pesticides … Continue reading

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National Estuaries Week: Protecting Our Waterways National Aquarium – September 19, 2019 It’s National Estuaries Week! In celebration of these special places, we’re sharing some steps you can take at home to protect estuaries near you: Read full blog post … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t Publicly Funded Conservation on Private Land More Accountable? By Richard Conniff – Yale Environment 360 – July 23, 2019 A few years ago, an environmental lawyer named Jessica Owley set out to learn how well it works when … Continue reading

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Why Biodiversity Matters: Mapping the Linkages between Biodiversity and the SDGs By Elsa Tsioumani, Ph.D. – SDG Knowledge Hub – July 16, 2019 Biodiversity is a concept difficult to understand or appreciate, let alone regulate and communicate. Defined in the … Continue reading

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Habitat Restoration Isn’t Just for Professionals By Barry Nerhus – Scientific American – June 12, 2019 Save the whales. The polar bears. The honeybees. You’ve undoubtedly encountered one or all of these conservation campaigns over the course of your lifetime. … Continue reading

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Terrapins in the Classroom: Release at Poplar Island National Aquarium – May 22, 2019 An effort to help Maryland’s students feel more connected to the Chesapeake Bay, the Aquarium’s Terrapins in the Classroom program brings the state’s reptile, the diamondback … Continue reading

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Celebrating 10 Years of Atlantic White Cedar Planting! National Aquarium – April 10, 2019 For 10 years, the National Aquarium’s Conservation team—in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Trust—has been working to restore valuable habitats at Nassawango Creek Preserve. This area … Continue reading

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Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat National Aquarium – March 22, 2019 The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with more than 18 million people and 2,700 species calling its watershed home. Throughout its … Continue reading

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Helping farmers help our waterways By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 30, 2019 Agriculture is vital to the Chesapeake region. There are more than 83,000 farms in the watershed that make up a $10 billion industry and … Continue reading

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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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