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When Big Storms Inundate Wisconsin, How Could Wetlands ‘Slow The Flow’? By Will Cushman – WisContext – October 7, 2019 When record-setting rains in July 2016 sent murky, sediment-laden floodwaters rushing into Chequamegon Bay, residents of Ashland and other bayside … Continue reading

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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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Sometimes we don’t even know what we’ve lost By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – September 4, 2019 Such is the curse of salmon’s shifting baseline: coming to accept as normal what is in fact a diminished state of affairs. … Continue reading

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RiverSmart helps turn home sweet home into home sweet watershed By Laura Todd – Bay Journal – June 5, 2019 Standing in a forested wetland, you are surrounded by native sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) trees. The sweet, lemony scent of magnolia blooms … Continue reading

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Convening a watershed to save a national treasure By Rachel Felver – Chesapeake Bay Program – March 28, 2019 Here at the Chesapeake Bay Program, we are proud to play the lead role in bringing everyone together that has a … Continue reading

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Restoring streamside vegetation using grazing and beavers By Kurt Fesenmyer – Trout Unlimited – February 22, 20 19 – VideoIf youment the BLM uses to evaluate the overall condition or impairment of streams and streamside vegetation on the 248 million … Continue reading

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Fostering scientific inquiry and environmental awareness Earth Island Journal – June 25, 2018 The Journal, has several projects that are engaging volunteers with exciting citizen science opportunities. When people hear the word “watershed” it’s natural that they first think simply … Continue reading

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Farmers Can Help #SaveTheBay… But They Need Our Help  Choose Clean Water Coalition – November 15, 2017 The Chesapeake watershed is home to many farms; 87,000 to be exact. Farmers have been a force for Bay restoration for a long time, … Continue reading

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Citizens’ Advisory Committee works to elevate voices of watershed residents Chesapeake Bay News – July 5, 2016 The Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) has a unique role in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Program established the CAC … Continue reading

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Working for Clean Water is a Dream Come True By Joel Beauvais – EPA Connect – November 24, 2015 I grew up in rural Connecticut in the Housatonic River watershed. My childhood revolved around water, whether it was swimming and … Continue reading

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