Progress usually means something new. But around Baltimore’s harbor, it also means getting rid of something old.
Environmentalists are pushing harder than ever to get big agriculture to keep animal waste out of waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is reminding beachgoers that heavy rains raise the risk of unhealthy water in the bay and other waterways.
A fish kill is spreading in and around Baltimore’s waterways. Tens of thousands of dead fish and crabs are floating at the surface and stinking up the waterfront. It’s bad for the environment and bad for business downtown.
The Maryland Department of the Environment has lifted shellfish harvesting restrictions in portions of three waterways following a decline in bacteria levels.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says new federal agriculture recommendations for fertilizer and manure application will lead to better water quality in rivers and streams while also helping farmers increase profits.
Maryland fisheries officials say trout stocking is underway statewide.
Maryland Natural Resources Police say they plan to patrol aggressively on waterways across the state this holiday weekend.