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Let us sing the praises of 2 unsung Bay heroes

The Bay has lost the services of two unsung heroes, both of whom I had come to greatly respect over the years. Jon Capacasa, who played a pivotal role in developing the Bay “pollution diet,” retired in January after 42 years...

Trust us, we don’t need to fake our news

The election is over, and like groundhogs emerging from their holes in the spring, we’re all beginning to look around and see what the world looks like. For the environment, it’s highly uncertain. Environmental issues were...

To-do list: Make plans for Bay Journal’s future

In the last couple of months, I’ve reflected about some of the Bay Journal’s accomplishments over the past quarter century as well as the ongoing internal review of our nonprofit organization, which is intended to improve our...

Witness & write: 25 years of bringing you the Bay

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bay Journal — and I recently took time to flip through a quarter century’s worth of the publication. I found more than 6,000 pages devoted to stories of Chesapeake water quality,...

The Bay Journal looks under its hood

Our nonprofit organization has some exciting projects and programs under way, including work on a redesign of the Bay Journal, some enhancements to our website, and even some new products and media partnerships. But as we mark the 25th...

We’re taking a break from work, but not the Bay

Summer is here, and it’s time for our annual break to give our staff a chance to get away from their computers and get outside — something we hope everyone else is doing as well. In case you’re at a loss for what to do...

Striving to save a Bay that fewer are remembering

On Sunday June 12, Bernie Fowler will walk into the Patuxent River for the 29th consecutive year to see how deep he can wade and still see his feet. Fowler is an inspiration for everyone who works on the Bay, or strives to clean up one of...

How’s the Bay Journal put together? Puzzle no more

Sometimes producing a monthly (well, 10 times a year) news publication is like putting together the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle — but with someone swiping some pieces, then adding others. At times, it seems an effort in controlled...

Beautiful Swimmers Revisited a hit at film fest

More than 300 people attended the premiere of Beautiful Swimmers Revisited March 19 at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. So many people wanted to come, in fact, that the film sold out online — and tickets...

Public comment critical to draft Bay pact

Development of a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is moving into the final phase, as jurisdictions were to submit their input regarding the latest draft of the document in December. Officials hope to have a revised agreement that will...

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