Cleaner Woods And Streams Mean A Cleaner Bay

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Cleaner streams and woodlands mean a cleaner Chesapeake.

That’s the message Project Clean Stream is trying to get out this Saturday when thousands of volunteers branch out across the region. The stream and shoreline cleanup is coordinated by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and is held the first Saturday in April.

Last year, more than 3,600 volunteers turned out at 140 sites. Organizers say they collected about 118,000 pounds of trash throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Bill says:

    Less development and tearing down wooded areas to satisfy greedy developers and politicians will lead to a cleaner bay. When will Marylanders realize that the politicians do not want the pay cleaned up,if it means not allowing developers to do whatever the developers want to do. If a well connected developer wanted the Bay paved over the politicians would agree.

  2. Monroe says:

    I agree with the above comment, especially here in Harford County. I firmly believe that developers, like RKS and Clark-Turner pay the zoning board off to get approval for developing (i.e. improving the land) and call their housing developments “WOODS.” Harford County then replies that if enough trees are not left or replanted the developer is charged $2.00 a square foot tor the lack of trees. It should be a fine of $ 1,750.00 for each tree they do not replant or cut down.. Developers are like politicians, crooked and the only green they wish to see is money.

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    LAWS NEED TO BE ENACTED OR CHANGED OR AMENDED FOR THIS TO BE ADDRESSED PROPERLY. DEVELOPERS ARE ACTING WITHIN THE LAW. CALL YOUR LOCAL ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK HIM WHY THESE PROBLEMS EXISTS. THE BAY WILL NEVER, NEVER BE CLEAN IN OUR LIFETIME. POLLUTION FROM PENN. FLOWING DOWN THE SESQUAHANNA INTO THE BAY NEEDS TO ADDRESSED FIRST.

  4. KM says:

    Howard County Maryland… the Dept of Zoning and the County government
    will all chime iin with the ” Trees are sacred” and ” Think Green” mantra.

    Shipleys Grant, Maple Lawn, Diamond Crossing and the entire thousand
    acre area behind it, infill all over the place in Columbia and Ellicott City.

    Ken Ulman and Calvin Ball never met a developer they didn’t fall in love with,
    and they’re working hand in hand to cover everything with asphalt. “Jobs” they
    cary, yet every job is minimum wage service position like stockers and chekcers. “Tax Revenue” they shout… well Metro Foods, Compu USA, Home Expo, Mammoth Golf and many other major stores put closed signs in their windows leaving empty stores behind.

    They don’t plant trees… it’s too expensive, yet Howard County allows developers to chop them down by the thousands.

    So this story about cleaner wood and cleaner streams mean cleaner bays totally ignores or denies the reality of the situation… a cleaner bay starts at the top of the leadership chain (chain of command) and is implemented at each level. Volunteers can clean all they want, but as long as the Howard County government continues fighting their efforts, you can only expect the situation to become worse.

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