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Chesapeake Bay News

Jun
09
2016

Humans of the Chesapeake: Greg Kearns

Greg Kearns is a Park Naturalist for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. For close to 30 years, Kearns has been involved in work for Patuxent River Park in Croom, Maryland, where he shares his passion for nature with park visitors.

In our interview, we asked Kearns what the Chesapeake Bay means to him. Watch the video above to hear his response.

Learn more about Kearns’ work in our Bay 101: Wetlands video.

Throughout Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, we'll be sharing the stories of people who live, work and play in the Chesapeake region. Join the conversation on social media: #HumansOfTheChesapeake

Video by Will Parson



Jun
08
2016

Humans of the Chesapeake: Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson is an avid fisherman living in Blair County, Pennsylvania, and the nonprofit he leads has restored 28,000 square feet of forest buffer, secured several miles of permanent public access for fishing, and organized annual cleanups along the 32-mile Little Juniata River.

In our interview, we asked Anderson what the Chesapeake Bay means to him. Watch the video above to hear his response.

Learn more about the efforts to restore this wild trout fishery in our Restoration Spotlight.

Throughout Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, we'll be sharing the stories of people who live, work and play in the Chesapeake region. Join the conversation on social media: #HumansOfTheChesapeake

Video by Will Parson



Jun
07
2016

Humans of the Chesapeake: Colin Christopher

Colin Christopher is the Executive Director of Green Muslims, a Washington, D.C.-based organization with the mission of helping their community live in the environmental spirit of Islam. The organization’s ‘Our Deen is Green’ Youth Outdoor Education Program offers a range of field trips to places like the Chesapeake Bay, local farms and conserved lands to demonstrate real-life examples of how Islam and the environment are entwined.

In our interview, we asked Christopher what the Chesapeake Bay means to him. Watch the video above to hear his response.

Learn more about Green Muslims and the Our Deen is Green program.

Throughout Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, we'll be sharing the stories of people who live, work and play in the Chesapeake region. Join the conversation on social media: #HumansOfTheChesapeake

Video by Will Parson



Jun
05
2016

Humans of the Chesapeake: Vicki Blazer

Vicki Blazer is a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Based in West Virginia, Blazer has studied how intersex characteristics in smallmouth bass and other fish are linked to chemical contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay region.

In our interview, we asked Blazer what the Chesapeake Bay means to her. Watch the video above to hear her response.

Watch how Blazer and her team work in the field in our Bay 101: Intersex Fish video.

Vicki Blazer of the United States Geological Survey leads a field survey of smallmouth bass from the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Va., on Sept. 29, 2014.

Throughout Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week, we'll be sharing the stories of people who live, work and play in the Chesapeake region. Join the conversation on social media: #HumansOfTheChesapeake

Video and photo by Will Parson



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