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How clean is clean enough on the Anacostia?

How clean is clean enough? That's the question raised recently over the effort to rid the Anacostia River of the mountains of trash littering its banks and waters.

The Natural Resources Defense Council argues in a lawsuit filed last week that the trash "pollution diet" on which the Anacostia has been for the last six years is destined to fail.

That’s because the plan that directs trash removal efforts for the three Washington, D.C. area jurisdictions in the river's watershed does not set a specific limit on the amount of trash it can handle while maintaining water quality, the environmental nonprofit said in a suit filed Sept. 19.

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Eastern wood pewee’s beauty is in the ear of the beholder

Pink and white lotuses and yellow water lilies filled the ponds that dot the verdant landscape. The serene landscape had drawn us back to this peaceful spot countless times. The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC,...
Michael Burke | On the Wing 09/16/16

Oyster reefs flourish in the shadows of military, pollution

The oysters came up in the dredge like I hadn’t seen them in 50 years (and rarely even back then): huge and clumped together and bedecked with sponges and all manner of marine organisms, including younger oysters,...
Tom Horton | Chesapeake Born 09/22/16

Oyster festival in St. Mary’s County, MD, draws fans from across US

The first time that George Hastings entered the U.S. National Oyster Shucking Contest in St. Mary’s County, MD, he didn’t win. But his bright blue eyes were set on the prize. “I knew right then I’d...
Lara Lutz | Bay Journeys Article 09/27/16
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Chesapeake Bay Week on MPT

The Bay Journal is a partner in the second Chesapeake Bay Summit, a discussion about key issues in the Bay restoration hosted by Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week. This year, the Summit aired on April 27 and focused on the challenges of growth and development. Watch it here, and read the following articles related to the 2015 Summit:

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