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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  • New Funding Announced to Support Advanced Nutrient Management in Chesapeake Watershed

    Press Release | September 21, 2020

    Mid-Atlantic 4R Association announces a grant award of nearly $1 million dollar over 3-years from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to increase advanced nutrient management practices on farms in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. The grant will support TNC and our agribusiness partners to identify opportunities for advanced practices on at least 30,000 acres by engaging over 300 individual farmers. Mid-Atlantic 4R is a partnership of agribusinesses, researchers, government agencies, and conservation groups (including TNC) that work with local farmers to ensure that they are managing their nutrients to help ensure cleaner local rivers and a healthier Chesapeake Bay.

  • Stormwater Management: A Smart Solution

    Waste Today | July/August 2020

    The State of Maryland is tackling stormwater mitigation through a first-of-its-kind partnership between conservation groups and the private sector, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III, Walmart, The Nature Conservancy and Opti Development Partners LLC.

    “We need innovative new ideas and partnerships to address stormwater pollution—the fastest growing source of freshwater pollution worldwide,” said Mark Bryer, director of the TNC’s Chesapeake Bay Program. “This project is a perfect example of what the Chesapeake Bay needs: public and private sectors working together to harness technologies that deliver low-cost solutions to water pollution that can be replicated across the Bay watershed and beyond.”

  • Scientists' experiment aims to help trees survive climate change

    The Guardian | July 8, 2020

    MD/DC Restoration Ecologist Deborah Landau is featured in this article highlighting the chapter's efforts to help longleaf pine adapt to climate change through an assisted migration pilot project. 

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