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[] [] [] [] [{"title":"Eelgrass Restoration","description":"A pilot project near Assateague National Seashore aims to restore seagrass to Maryland's coastal bays.","link":"https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/maryland-dc/stories-in-maryland-dc/eelgrass-restoration/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"Maryland staff during a successful eelgrass monitoring trip in Sinepuxent Bay off of Assateague National Seashore, Maryland.","articleDate":"Jun 04, 2019","articleAuthor":["Severn Smith"],"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Maryland","United States"],"topicTag":["coastal resilience","conservation work","sea-level rise","climate change","natural climate solutions","Chesapeake Bay","places"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Maryland DC","United 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