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District unveils first steps to clean up Anacostia’s toxic sediment

The District of Columbia has released the first steps of a plan to clean up a legacy of toxic contaminants on the bottom of the Anacostia River.

The “early action” plan calls for capping, dredging and monitoring contaminated sediment at nearly a dozen “hot spots” along a highly urban and historically industrial nine-mile stretch of the river, which flows from suburban Maryland through the nation’s capital.

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Sea slugs

Good things come in small packages. This adage certainly applies to what may be one of the Chesapeake’s most overlooked marine creatures: sea slugs.
Kathleen Gaskell | Chesapeake Challenge 01/08/20

36 years after first Bay Agreement, its restoration is still a pipe dream

December 9 marked the 36th anniversary of the signing of the first Bay Agreement at George Mason University in Virginia. As a state senator serving on the Chesapeake Bay Commission, I joined 700 Bay enthusiasts as witnesses....
Gerald W Winegrad | Forum 01/17/20

Birds and birders alike still flocking to Cox Creek

One of Maryland’s top birding sites is not as open to the public as it used to be — but no one told the birds. From their vantage point, the Cox Creek dredged material placement site just southeast of Baltimore...
Whitney Pipkin | Bay Journeys Article 01/13/20
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