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New Greensboro sewage plant will solve longstanding problems on central Eastern Shore

Public officials in northern Caroline Country broke ground Thursday on a $19 million sewage treatment plant that will both replace the antiquated plant in Greensboro as well as connect the homes in nearby Goldsboro, nearly all of which are on failing septic systems.

The new system will reduce the nitrogen that flows into the Choptank River from the two towns by 83 percent and the phosphorus by about 90 percent. The improvement is especially important because the plant sits at the headwaters of the Choptank, and data show that the loads to the river are far greater upstream than where the river meets the Chesapeake.

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Clever American crow appeals to the bird in each of us

The shade of the gazebo provided a modicum of relief during one of our countless hot and humid summer days. A wood duck hen and her chicks drifted idly on the lake, apparently as sapped of energy as we were. The stillness...
Michael Burke | On the Wing 07/06/15

Executive Council addresses forests, riparian practices, funding

Each year, representatives from across the watershed join together to guide the Chesapeake Bay Program’s policy agenda and set conservation and restoration goals for the partnership. This group, known as the...
Nick DiPasquale | Forum 08/25/15

An overlooked paddler’s paradise

If you want to paddle where few have paddled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Monie Bay with its three marked water trails — and potential for freelance exploring — is worth a day trip. The paddler sign-in...
Tom Horton | Article 08/10/15

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