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    Posted December 11, 2018

    Video: Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed

    What does it take to restore a 64,000-square-mile watershed? Staff from the Chesapeake Bay Program as well as residents of the Chesapeake Bay watershed chronicle the partnership effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay as well as the lands and rivers that feed into it. Watch the Chesapeake Bay Program’s latest video and read the feature…

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    Posted April 14, 2017

    VIDEO: ‘Hand-crafting’ oysters in the Lynnhaven River (2:53)

    It’s an oyster revolution, according to Captain Chris Ludford. The owner of Pleasure House Oysters grows them in cages on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has seen the recovery of oysters and the rise of local aquaculture bring a new generation to the popular shellfish. Watch the Chesapeake Bay Program’s latest video and…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted February 4, 2017

    VIDEO: Food for Fish in the Chesapeake Bay (3:36)

    Larger fish like striped bass and bluefish are popular with fishermen, but healthy populations of smaller fish and invertebrates form the base of the food web. Ed Houde of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory explains what fish are eating to survive in the Chesapeake Bay. Watch the video: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/videos/clip/bay_101_fish_food Produced by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program Additional footage…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted November 1, 2016

    VIDEO: Maryland farmer develops solution for agriculture runoff (2:08)

    Sam Owings used his background as a farmer and contractor to develop a unique system of cascading ponds to stem the flow of water pollution on Hambleton Creek Farms in Queen Anne’s County, Md. Hear him describe the project and the nonprofit he started to develop pollution-fighting innovation. Watch the video: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/videos/clip/restoration_spotlight_maryland_farmer_develops_solution_for_agriculture_run Video: Will Parson Music:…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted September 15, 2016

    Call for submissions: We want to hear your water stories!

    Do you have a personal narrative about water, environmental issues, or green spaces in your community? What are the joys, challenges and opportunities that you care about? The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program, wants to share your story. As part of the effort for diverse voices and narratives…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted August 24, 2016

    VIDEO: Bay 101 Emerald Ash Borer — Learn about efforts to protect native ash trees (3:29)

    The emerald ash borer is an invasive insect that is killing ash trees as it spreads across the United States. Colleen Kenny, a forester with the Maryland Forest Service, and Paula Shrewsbury, a professor at the University of Maryland, talk about the efforts being used to slow down the emerald ash borer and save ash…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted July 27, 2016

    VIDEO: At home, on the water in Baltimore — Kids in Kayaks gets 500 students paddling the Patapsco River (3:22)

    Baltimore middle school students get a paddling lesson—a first for many—and learn about centuries of human impact in their hometown with Kids in Kayaks, a program funded by the National Park Service and the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Molly Gallant of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks describes the program and what it means for children to…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted May 5, 2016

    Photo road trip: Middlesex County, Va.

    Suggestions for photo opportunities in the vicinity are appreciated! I will spend the morning and early afternoon at Rappahannock Oyster Company in Topping, Va., and I will stop in Port Royal, Va., later in the day. -Will

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  • Will P.
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    Posted April 5, 2016

    VIDEO: From the Field — Trash Trawl hauls microplastics from Bay waters (1:55)

    Julie Lawson, Director of Trash Free Maryland, leads a research effort to determine the extent of plastic pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Lawson, along with Stiv Wilson, Campaign Coordinator of The Story of Stuff Project, and Dr. Chelsea Rochman, an ecotoxicologist and postdoctoral fellow with the University of California, Davis, conducted a survey using a…

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  • Will P.
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    Posted February 10, 2016

    VIDEO: Bay 101 — Wetlands (3:34)

    Wetlands are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, and there are roughly 500,000 acres of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Park Naturalist Greg Kearns of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Naturalist and Environmental Coordinator Liana Vitali of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary describe the importance of wetlands for wildlife…

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