Two men in a flat bottomed jon boat motor into the open water of the Chesapeake Bay. The rising sun reflects off the calm water.
Working the Bay Young watermen are redefining the character and approach to working the Chesapeake Bay. © Jason Houston

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  • Partnership Conserves 318 Acres in Dorchester County

    Chesapeake Conservancy | January 5, 2021

    The 318 acres conserved in the Nanticoke Rural Legacy Area represent a diverse landscape made up of working agricultural fields, forest, and wetlands that support many native species and will provide space for critical marsh habitats to migrate to in the future.

    “The project is a great example of how collaboration between federal, state, nonprofit, and private partners can achieve landscape scale conservation success in the Nanticoke watershed. We are truly fortunate to have so many great partners working towards a shared goal of protecting this unique and important place on Maryland’s Eastern Shore," said Elizabeth Carter, land protection director for The Nature Conservancy in Maryland/DC.

  • Coastal farmers being driven off their land as salt poisons the soil

    Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2020

    The Nature Conservancy's efforts to put land under conservation easement is highlighted in this article about the effects of salt intrusion on agicultural lands.

  • $3 Million Grant for Eastern Shore Land Protection

    Press Release | October 27, 2020

    A $3 million grant administered through the DoD’s REPI Challenge will protect 4,000 acres of marsh migration zones and offers an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to advance climate adaptation and coastal resilience on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

    “With this REPI Challenge award, we have an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to advance climate adaptation and coastal resilience through conservation on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,” said Elizabeth Carter, Land Protection Director for The Nature Conservancy. 

  • Organization purchases oysters to help farmers during pandemic

    The Today Show | October 23, 2020

    The Today Show reports on a program recently launched by TNC and The Pew Charitable Trusts to support oyster farmers and the environment during the pandemic. 

    “This has been a difficult time for our whole region and, despite the challenges, it’s critical that we support aquaculture, oysters and the role they play in the Chesapeake Bay’s future. We’re grateful to be working with the support of Maryland Department of Natural Resources to purchase oysters from Maryland growers and identify sanctuaries where they can best be placed to support restoration efforts. This program gives us a great opportunity to simultaneously support both our local economy and the health of the Bay." Chesapeake Bay Program Director, Mark Bryer

  • The Nature Conservancy, Allegany College of Maryland team to help red spruce

    Cumberland Times-News | October 2, 2020

    Forestry students from Allegany College of Maryland recently joined Maryland/DC chapter staff in the field for a project aimed at increasing genetic diversity of red spruce in the Central Appalachian mountain range.

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