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January 24, 2022

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Ancient Oysters: Archaeology Can Help Clean the Bay

In modern times efforts to get oyster to get a foot hold in the Upper Bay are a struggle, but there is plenty of archeological evidence to suggest this was not always the case. Learn how American Indians fished the Bay…

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Snowy Magic

by Michael Weiss January 26, 2022

During the course of each year, the Chesapeake Bay region is gifted with many unique and beautiful encounters. Within recent years the comet Neowise appeared in the twilight sky above the Bay, roseate spoonbills visited local parks, a painted bunting wooed visitors at Great Falls National Park and even a few sandhill cranes have been locally spotted. 

This winter, a rare and beautiful snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) showed up in Washington, DC, and…

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A Winter's Day at Eastern Neck Island

by Jeff January 18, 2022

You get your first glimpse of Eastern Neck Island as you drive east over the rise of the Kent Narrows Bridge. It’s over your left shoulder, on the far side of the mouth of the Chester River. It’s only four miles away, but it will take you another hour to get there, driving in a wide circle through Centreville, Church Hill, Chestertown, and Rock Hall until you finally cross that low wooden…

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The Patuxent Branch Trail

by Saki January 17, 2022

In 1963, the place where Columbia, Maryland is located was mostly farmland.  Over the ensuing years, the town’s developer, James Rouse, worked to transform the area into a "balanced, planned community" consisting of nine villages, which today are renowned for their walking and biking paths.  Due to their recentness, few of them have a story to tell.  One exception to this is the 4.6-mile-long Patuxent Branch Trail, which runs from Lake Elkhorn to Savage…

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Why You Should Consider Winter Camping – And Where to Go

by Kenny Fletcher January 13, 2022

The depth of winter around the Chesapeake watershed offers a serenity that’s hard to find the rest of the year. The leaves are off the trees, and the landscape opens up. Wildlife is easier to spot, migratory birds are out in abundance, and the bugs are completely gone.  The soft light and stunning sunsets make for great photos. Stargazing is unparalleled. Cold days bring in the beauty of skim ice, hoarfrost, and…

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Top Places for Trout Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

by Chris Dollar December 9, 2021

If ever we’ve needed the restorative powers of nature it’s during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more people are finding peace and rejuvenation by getting outside. For those of us who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, there’s an abundance of ways to explore the outdoors.

Fishing, of course, ranks right up at the top of that list. It may surprise some people to learn freshwater trout fishing can be…

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