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June 30, 2016

Blue Crab Population Continues to Grow, But Numbers Still Below Target Levels

Blue crab population numbers increased for a second straight year, but in order to ensure a healthy future for Chesapeake Bay crabs, a report just released encourages resource managers to maintain a “risk-averse” approach to setting…

May 23, 2016

Local, State and Federal Agencies Open 22 Public Access Sites in Chesapeake Bay Region

The Chesapeake Bay Program is pleased to announce that in 2015, our partners opened 22 boat ramps, fishing piers and other sites that grant public access to creeks, streams and rivers in the region. Virginia opened 10 sites along eight…

April 28, 2016

Annual Monitoring Finds More Than 91,000 Acres of Underwater Grasses in Chesapeake Bay in 2015

Between 2014 and 2015, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay rose 21 percent, bringing underwater grasses in the nation’s largest estuary to the highest total of the last three decades. Aerial imagery collected between May and…

April 21, 2016

Experts, Decision Makers Focus on Improving Environmental Education

Environmental education experts, cabinet-level representatives from state government, and other decision makers gathered in Annapolis on Wednesday to explore how states can assist local education agencies in creating and sustaining…

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Sea Levels Rising Even Faster Now | CBS Baltimore 02/23/2016

W.Va. receives $1 million for Chesapeake Bay conservation | The (Beckley, W.Va.) Register-Herald 02/23/2016

Local scientists connect health of Susquehanna River to small mouth bass populations | Lycoming College (Williamsport, Pa.) 02/23/2016

This group engineers stormwater designs | The Reading (Pa.) Eagle Business Weekly 02/23/2016

Swooning over swans at the sewage lagoon | Bay Journal 02/22/2016

On the Bay: Waterway permit process modified, public feedback requested | The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital Gazette 02/23/2016

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