Filling you in on the top stories of the week and letting you know how to make a difference!
Photo by Annette Conniff
This week in the Watershed: Rockfish, Beetles, and high-tech Bay Saving
- Pennsylvania stream restoration goes high tech with this Bucknell student’s creation. Learn how on-the-ground restoration folks will get a new bird’s eye view. (Bucknell Website - PA)
- Maryland is cracking down on illegal poaching of rockfish. After finding 13 tons of poached fish caught by illegal gill nets, the Department of Natural Resources will impose new rules to limit the illegal practice. (The Capital - MD)
- The federal government is making $2.4 million available for Maryland to protect the Puritan tiger beetle, an endangered insect roaming the bayside cliffs in Calvert and Cecil counties. (Baltimore Sun - MD)
- Perhaps the tide is turning? A recent coastal clean-up in New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland found less waste than in previous years. (Daily Times - MD)
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities in the Bay
- Remove invasive species on Four Mile Creek with the Four Mile Creek RIP Project in Arlington, VA. NOTE: Please contact Sarah Archer at email@example.com to confirm the event is still happening regardless of Irene.
- Join the CBF Book Club in Virginia! Each month they will choose a new book with an environmental theme and gather together to discuss.
- Check out the Anacostia Watershed Society’s Paddling night. From 5 to 8 pm, staff will take you out on boats onto the river to relax and enjoy the resource.
- Help protect and monitor wild lupine (a rare native plant) populations! No experience necessary and a great opportunity to get outside and make a difference.
Adam is the Community Building Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He works to inform and engage people across the watershed to take part in Saving the Bay. If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know. firstname.lastname@example.org
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