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Localities not buying into nutrient trading – for now

Despite being touted as a less costly approach to curbing stormwater pollution, nutrient trading has yet to catch on among Chesapeake Bay localities. A recent report by the World Resources Institute and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation details the hurdles that are keeping the market-based approach from getting off the ground.

The report’s authors worked alongside officials in Maryland’s Montgomery and Queen Anne’s counties and in Virginia’s Arlington County for almost five years to help them establish a framework for trades. Each will need to reduce stormwater runoff to meet Bay pollution limits, and the two nonprofits had hoped to get the localities to demonstrate how trading could help satisfy some of those requirements at a lower cost.

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Migratory birds shore up appetites on horseshoe crab eggs

Timing is everything. Each spring, shorebirds migrate from wintering grounds in South America to breeding grounds in the Arctic. These birds have some of the longest migrations known.
Kathy Reshetiloff | Bay Naturalist 05/18/17

Abandoning sanctuaries means giving up on oyster restoration

Maryland established its Oyster Advisory Commission in the latter half of 2007 to engage a wide range of interested people to consider strategies for bringing back a robust native oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay....
William M. Eichbaum | Forum 05/17/17

Get on board for stand-up paddling

Stand-up paddle boarding came to the Chesapeake Bay region about seven years ago and shows no signs of waning. The sport is growing in popularity: There are paddle board races, paddle board team-building activities, paddle...
Rona Kobell | Bay Journeys Article 05/18/17
Sneads Farm Asparagus Festival May 27-29 in Fredericksburg, VA
Ernst Conservation Seeds: Restoring the Native Balance
Tour dem Parks, hon.
Valliant and Associates
Clydes Sports Shop
A Documentary Inspired by William W. Warner’s 1976 Exploration of Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay.

Chesapeake Bay Week on MPT

The Bay Journal is a partner in the 2017 Chesapeake Bay Summit, a discussion about key issues in the Bay restoration hosted by Maryland Public Television during Chesapeake Bay Week. You can visit the MPT web site for ways to view the program, and read the related articles here:

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