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Environmental group warns PA to protect forests or get sued

An environmental organization that put the teeth in Pennsylvania’s Environmental Rights Amendment is turning its sights on the state agency that manages 2.2 million acres of public forestland.

A lawyer for the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation sent an “intent to sue” letter to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in early June. The letter states that the foundation will take court action if the agency continues with its process of updating local plans under the current 2016 statewide forest management plan.

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You dolphinitely need to take this quiz!

Several Atlantic bottlenose dolphins showed up off Cove Point, near Solomons, MD, at the end of April. Since its launch last summer, ChesapeakeDolphinWatch.org — a website run by the University of Maryland...
Kathleen Gaskell | Chesapeake Challenge 07/20/18

As the tide rises against them, Deal Islanders hold their ground

A small country road, ambitiously designated a state highway, branches off U.S. Route 13 in the town of Princess Anne, MD, and meanders out into the marsh of the Eastern Shore. For 19 miles, the road travels through forests...
Caitlyn Johnstone | Around the Watershed 07/19/18

Thomas Point a beacon for mariners, historians alike

I once heard the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse described as a Victorian rendition of a lunar landing module. It’s an absurd image that stuck with me, not just for its succinct visual depiction of the structure —...
Kimbra Cutlip | Bay Journeys Article 07/12/18
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