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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.

The commission was established at a time when hope for native oysters had all but vanished, not unlike the oysters population itself — which was, and still is, estimated to be about 1 percent of what it was centuries ago.

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Trees, please

I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head. —William Butler Yeats People feel better out under the trees. So do most songbirds, owls, butterflies and brook trout. So do our creeks, soil microbes and water...

The case for a Maryland fracking ban

Note: the opinions expressed in this column are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Bay Journal, its board or staff.   Next week, on Feb. 28, the Health, Education and Environmental Affairs Committee in...

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