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Putting some mussel into river restoration

By Rebecca Chillrud – Chesapeake Bay Program – January 02, 2019
Maryland’s Patapsco River, which flows through central Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay, hasn’t been home to the eastern elliptio, a freshwater mussel species, for 50 to 100 years. That’s about to change, as a group of scientists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to plant baby mussels in the Patapsco in an attempt to reestablish their populations, clean the water and improve the health of the ecosystem. Read full blog post here.

 

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