Dispose of fallen leaves the Bay-friendly way

Avoid the landfill and the burn pile

What should you do with autumn’s fallen leaves? Mulching tops this list of four tips to help you get rid of your leaves the Bay-friendly way. (Photo: Dr.DeNo/Flickr)

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Dispose of fallen leaves the Bay-friendly way

Taking charge to control agricultural pollution

Farmer develops "cascading system" for runoff

Sam Owings, a farmer in Chestertown, Maryland, knows the challenges of controlling agricultural runoff—so he decided to develop his own solution to manage rainwater from over 100 acres of surrounding land.

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Taking charge to control agricultural pollution

2016 Executive Council Meeting

October 4 at the Virginia State Arboretum

This year’s meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council to set goals and guidance for the partnership was held on Tuesday, October 4, at the Virginia State Arboretum in Boyce, Virginia.

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2016 Executive Council Meeting

Bay 101: Emerald ash borer attacks native trees

Invasive insect is killing thousands of ash trees

As the emerald ash borer spreads across the United States, ash trees—which play an important role in water quality—are suffering. But a collaborative effort is attempting to mitigate the damage.

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Bay 101: Emerald ash borer attacks native trees

By the Numbers: High-tide nuisance flooding

In 2015, four cities saw a total of 128 high-tide flood days

As sea levels rise, land subsides and natural barriers to coastal flooding are lost, our coastal cities will face more impactful high-tide flooding that occurs regardless of heavy winds or rain.

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By the Numbers: High-tide nuisance flooding

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    Critter of the Month

    Morrow’s Honeysuckle

    October's Critter - Morrow’s honeysuckle is an invasive shrub with white, tube-like flowers and small, bright red and orange berries.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat


      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.

    • Bay Executive Order

      Bay Executive Order

      Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

      A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.

    Bay Program issues final two-year work plans

    watershed agreement

    In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes, management strategies and work plans to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.

    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2014, 6,191 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.

    Photo Credit: Scott Robinson/Flickr

    Reduce Pesticide Use

    Make your own garden insect repellents using common household items like garlic, vinegar and cooking oil.

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