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Tom Pelton

Chesapeake’s historic waterways paying the price of nutrient trading

The scenic Monocacy River in central Maryland winds through Civil War battlefields, with rows of bone-white sycamores lining its banks as if they were ghostly soldiers standing at attention to demonstrate their respect.

Both Maryland and the city of Frederick promote kayaking and fishing on the waterway. But beyond this advertising to tourists, the state’s and local governments’...

About Tom Pelton

Tom Pelton is director of communications for the Environmental Integrity Project, host of the public radio program, The Environment in Focus, and author of the forthcoming book by Johns Hopkins University Press, The Chesapeake in Focus (March 2018).


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