Foreigners are taking over the Chesapeake Bay region, but not the ones some politicians are talking about this election season.
Largely unnoticed and even abetted by unwitting residents, legions of plants from Asia, Europe and other parts of the world are spreading across the 64,000-square-mile watershed, gradually replacing many of the grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and even trees that have grown here for millennia. Aquatic invaders, such as the northern snakehead and blue catfish, seem to capture all the attention. Less noticed are invasive plants in upland areas, such as the mile-a-minute weed and Japanese stiltgrass.[Continue Reading]
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The Bay Journal is a partner in the second Chesapeake Bay Summit, a discussion about key issues in the Bay restoration hosted by Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week. This year, the Summit aired on April 27 and focused on the challenges of growth and development. Watch it here, and read the following articles related to the 2015 Summit:
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