Filling you in on the top stories of the week and letting you know how to make a difference!
Join us this Saturday for a "Cyclist for the Bay" ride on the Mount Vernon Trail. Photo by CBF staff.
This week in the Watershed: dams, oysters, and learning outside.
- A recent report from an independent panel of experts supports the science behind the EPA’s TMDL model, also known as the Bay pollution diet. (The Capital – MD)
- Maryland high school freshmen are the first class in the state to have the new environmental literacy standard as a graduation requirement. (Salisbury Daily Times – MD)
- Congressional staffers got to see the Anacostia River restoration project firsthand during a celebration of National Estuaries Day. (Channel 8 News – D.C.)
- Experts are searching for solutions regarding the sediment building behind the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna. (WJZ News – MD)
- Once again, there will be no winter crab dredge fishery in VA this year. (Associated Press)
- Chemical containers from a warehouse in Middletown, PA made their way to the Bay during the recent flood. (Patriot News – PA)
- Some watershed restaurants that serve oysters are helping to save the iconic Chesapeake bivalve. (Associated Press)
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay
- In northern Virginia, there will be a workshop on how to build rain gardens that help mitigate stormwater. Come find out how you can help Save the Bay with these projects!
- Join CBF on a Cyclist for the Bay ride on the Mount Vernon Trail in northern Virginia. It’s a great chance to get some exercise, see some great monuments, and learn more about CBF and what we do.
- Clean up Gillies Creek in Richmond! Come help remove trash, debris, and invasive species from the stream and park.
- Come to the Dam Jam 2011 at Cromwell Valley Park to learn firsthand about Baltimore’s drinking water reservoir and listen to some great bands for free!
- Join the Maryland Oyster team for an oyster gardening workshop! Learn how to grow these filtering bivalves off your dock or pier!
October 6 and 7
- Come help CBF plant a stream buffer on a farm in Carroll County, MD! Help famers protect their streams from stormwater runoff.
- Help clean up the Anacostia, our nation’s “forgotten river!” Join the United by Blue crew to help rehabilitate this Potomac tributary.
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.