We reflect on 2012 and how your support is helping preserve the lands and waters on which Maryland and the District depend.
Thanks to you, in 2012 we returned native plants along streams and rivers in western Maryland, fought invasive species alongside the Maryland Forest Service and planted hundreds of rare Atlantic white cedars. With your help, in 2013 we resolve to accomplish even more. Building on our previous successes we are charting a course for the largest oyster restoration project ever attempted in the Chesapeake Bay. Together, The Nature Conservancy, Oyster Recovery Partnership, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and other partners are working on a plan to restore more than 350 acres of healthy oyster reefs to Harris Creek rebuilding habitat for iconic crabs and rockfish while filtering the bay waters. This project also offers a path forward for additional oyster reef restoration, helping not only the Bay but the people that depend upon its health for food, tourism, and the culture we all enjoy.
Of course, the holiday season also means reuniting family and friends and sharing traditions. Below you’ll find our suggestions for “greening” your long-standing rituals and starting some new traditions for a more sustainable celebration.
April 10, 2013