Bay Daily frequently talks about the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, the federal-state plan to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams. My colleague Tom Pelton and I often write about what federal, state, and local governments, businesses, conservation groups, and individual citizens are doing to implement the Blueprint by reducing pollution.
But take a look at what some of the region’s young people are doing to help move the Bay Blueprint along. Herewith a small sampling of recent student conservation efforts:
• Seventh-graders at Fredericksburg (Va.) Academy created a rain garden of native plants to capture and filter runoff water coming off school sidewalks. After being inspired by a school field trip to the Chesapeake Bay, the students designed and planted the garden to help protect the Rappahannock River, a major Chesapeake Bay tributary. Here’s what some of the students told the Free Lance-Star newspaper this week: