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$500K In Safety Upgrades Coming To The Bay Bridge In Time For Summer

A new push to make the Chesapeake Bay Bridge safer. It’s part of a multi-million dollar, six-year plan to restore faith in the bridge–recently named the nation’s scariest.

02/27/2014

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Officials Probe Death Of Whale In Chesapeake Bay

Wildlife officials are investigating the death of a 30-foot-long whale found in shallow water near an island in the Chesapeake Bay at the Maryland-Virginia border.

02/23/2014

It’s Academic: Feb. 15, 2014

Teams from Loch Raven, Walkersville and Chesapeake compete.

02/15/2014

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4 Watermen Face Federal Charges For Striped Bass Poaching, Witness Intimidation

It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.

11/22/2013

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Bay Coalition Faces Challenges Changing Minds

The Clean Chesapeake Coalition, which Carroll County joined last year, includes six other rural counties in Maryland, and attempts to change conventional wisdom on the Chesapeake Bay cleanup and restoration efforts.

09/29/2013

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Md. Withdraws Emergency Status Of Fertilizer Rules

Maryland’s Agriculture Department on Monday withdrew a request to accelerate implementation of proposed regulations aimed at reducing pollution from fertilizer in the Chesapeake Bay after critics said the state was moving too fast.

08/26/2013

Md. Tightens Female Crab Restrictions Due To Crab Shortage

A sudden plunge in the blue crab population in the bay means belt-tightening for watermen.

05/14/2013

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College Students Spend Break Working On Chesapeake

Students from Maryland and Virginia are spending an alternative spring break working on environmental projects and learning about the Chesapeake Bay, rather than escaping to Cancun or the Caribbean.

03/16/2013

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Environmental Groups Split Over Md. Farm Certainty

Environmental groups are splitting over a bill designed to give farmers more certainty about how Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations will affect them.

03/12/2013

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New Report Shows Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved slightly last year with underwater grasses the only area suffering a setback, according to an assessment released Wednesday by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that sounded cautious optimism for a decades old effort now under tougher federal guidance.

01/02/2013

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Chesapeake Restoration Plan Challenged In Court

Lawyers representing farm groups and home builders asked a judge to block a federal plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, arguing that it tramples on state’s rights and uses erroneous data to set pollution limits.

10/05/2012

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Man Credited With Role In Slackwater Restoration

Tom Perry and his wife, Linda, are trained to remove an invasive plant along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal known as garlic mustard, and he volunteers to take church groups and others on guided bicycle rides on the towpath.

10/01/2012

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