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Chesapeake Conservation Corps celebrates 1st year

ANNAPOLIS — Members of the new Chesapeake Conservation Corps planted trees in Annapolis to celebrate their first year. The corps pairs young adults with watershed organizations, local governments and other community-based organizations where the volunteers get hands-on environmental, leadership and ...

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Farmers, state officials work to reduce environmental impact of poultry plants

The poultry industry helps drive the economy of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but poultry litter — chicken manure — has been blamed as one of the greatest contributors to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. So, large producers, farmers and state officials ...

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Gov. O’Malley to attend BayStat meeting

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is assembling his team of environmental advisers to weigh the state of the Chesapeake Bay. O’Malley will attend Tuesday’s BayStat meeting, which gathers his secretaries of agriculture, environment, natural resources and planning, along with other ...

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Environmentalists find shortcomings in General Assembly session

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland environmental advocates are pleased lawmakers put $23.5 million in a fund to fight pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, despite a tough budget year. Still, advocates reflecting Wednesday on the General Assembly session say there were plenty of ...

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MPT film explores the importance of the Bay Bridge

SALISBURY — It was the largest public works project in the state’s history and, at the time, the world’s longest overwater structure. It allowed Maryland’s eastern and western shores to trade goods and services. Life before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ...

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