Conservation Buffer Funding Program Begins January 30, 2023

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For the 3rd year, Maryland’s Department of Agricultural is offering funds to farmers to plant  streamside buffers. Three types of buffers are eligible for funding and free technical assistance from local soil conservation districts under this program: forest buffers planted … Continued

Plastic Packaging in the Chesapeake Watershed

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A recent report by the Chesapeake Bay Commission and the Chesapeake Legal Alliance looked at the problem of plastics in the Bay and the responsibility of plastic packaging producers in decreasing the amount. Holding the producers accountable for its end-of-life … Continued

Study Finds Maryland Losing Forests Due to Development

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The University of Maryland’s Center for Agro-Ecology has recently completed and issued a report on the state of Maryland’s forests and trees. Using high-resolution aerial surveys, the study shows continuing forest loss statewide of roughly 6,000 acres a year from … Continued

Court Vacates Conowingo License

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In December, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion that vacates the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) licensing of the Conowingo Dam. In its decision, the court determined that FERC exceeded its authority … Continued