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Healthy streams: The best prescription for the ailing Chesapeake Bay

You may not live on the Chesapeake Bay or any other waterfront, but chances are there is a stream, creek or river close to where you live.

So what does that mean? Plenty. We all live in a watershed. A watershed is all of the land drained by a specific waterway. A watershed also includes all of the streams, creeks and rivers that flow into this waterway, like the Chesapeake Bay.

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Look up, look down: September’s changes are all around

Although the month of September can still hold some sultry days, wildlife throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed is already receiving signals that autumn is coming. Tree leaves have yet to change to warmer hues, but you’ll catch small...

Plants & pollinators: Can’t have one without the other

Plants, like animals, must create offspring for the next generation. One way they do this is by producing seeds that contain the genetic information to grow a new plant. Seeds develop when pollen is transferred between flowers of the same...

Gifts for the holidays, resolutions for the New Year!

With the holiday season upon us, our attention turns to giving gifts to friends and family or ways to contribute to charities. Thoughts also turn toward New Year’s resolutions as we look for ways to improve ourselves or our world. So...


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