If there was a place in the Chesapeake watershed where people might have learned to grow greenly, it was Southern Maryland's Mattawoman Creek, a lesson in sustainability long begging to be learned.
Forty years ago, the 19-mile-long tributary of the Potomac, 25 miles downstream and a world away from Washington, DC, was known to state and federal natural resources departments and national environmental groups as a special place.
It remains such, but now, with the lesson still unlearned, is less so, and is far more threatened than it was on a day in 1976, when proof of its special status was easy to come by.[Continue Reading]
View all events »