Filling you in on the top stories of the week and letting you know how to make a difference!
Photo by Tiffany Granberg - CBF Educator
This week in the Watershed: storm aftermath, environmental literacy, and mysterious blobs…
- The view from space? Not so good. Satellite imagery shows Lee’s impacts. (Washington Post – D.C.)
- Concerns were raised in Luzerne County, PA over the potential toxic nature of last week’s flood waters. (Times-Tribune – PA)
- An incredible array of items washed up on the Bay’s shores this week as a result of Tropical Lee’s torrential rains. (Associated Press via NBC – D.C.)
- Virginia Beach had mysterious visitors to its shores this past Saturday causing quite a stir. (Associated Press – VA)
- A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial warned that Marcellus shale drilling advocates should not dismiss the concerns of drilling protesters. (Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
- Maryland is moving along with its state-wide environmental literacy standards. It is the first state in the nation to have such requirements. (NPR – MD)
- A Government Accountability Office report warns Bay restoration could be hampered by lack of common goals. “Common goals and clear metrics are essential,” comments CBF President Will Baker. (Baltimore Sun – MD)
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay
- Come out and help complete a stream buffer survey in Harrisonburg, VA with CBF.
- Celebrate the Corsica River at the Corsica Watershed Awareness Day on a farm just north of Centreville, MD.
- Become an oyster gardener or pick up some new spat to grow at the MD Oyster Gardeners workshop.
- Help plant a stream buffer on a farm in Carroll County, MD. (Day 1)
- Help plant a stream buffer on a farm in Carroll County, MD. (Day 2)
- Join CBF for a paddle on the James River in Deep Bottom Park, Henrico, VA.
- Help clean up Bread and Cheese Creek in Dundalk, MD. Volunteers are needed to help pull out trash from this Bay tributary.
- Help CBF build reef balls for oyster restoration in Gloucester, VA. Involves lifting, carrying, bending, and hammering.
If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know by contacting CBF’s Community Building Manager, Adam Wickline: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake? Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities.