CRA Helps Plant 700 Trees on KCHS Campus
Our faith in the youth of our watershed is restored! Dozens of dedicated, motivated, and hard working high school students from Kent County High School led a project to plant over 700 trees on KCHS property. This project was led by students, but funding and support services were provided by the Chester River Association and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The 700 trees planted over the past week were phase 1 of a 3 phase project that will eventually include 1700 trees and 8000 native shrubs and wildflowers across 10 acres of land at KCHS and the adjacent Worton Park. In addition to creating habitat for birds and critters, this restoration project will ultimately help filter runoff from over 140 ...
Posted by Timothy Trumbauer
Enjoy Art and Our River During Earth Stewardship Days
The Chester River Association is collaborating with RiverArts, Massoni Gallery, and the Art of Stewardship Project to bring you a series of events and activities to inspire environmental activism for protection of our Earth and resources: Earth Stewardship Days.On Thursday, November 6, we will kick off the weekend with the Art of Stewardship art show opening reception at RiverArts. Throughout the weekend, enjoy an exhibit of African American watermen painted by Marc Castelli, view the film No Impact Man and learn about one man's journey becoming an extreme tree-hugger, and float down the Chester River with famed poet and harpist Meredith Davies Hadaway.Whichever events you attend, you'll be having fun, learning, and being a part ...
Posted Oct 8, 2014, 11:23 AM by Isabel Junkin
No Discharge Zone Public Hearings
DNR and CRA are jointly applying to the EPA to designate the Chester River as a No Discharge Zone. We are hosting two public meetings to gather comments and questions from the public to submit to the EPA as part of the application. You are invited to come learn more about making the
Chester River a No Discharge Zone and to submit your comments. For more information, visit our No Discharge Zone page.
Posted Sep 23, 2014, 10:55 AM by Isabel Junkin
Queen Anne’s County Joins Coalition in Misguided Attempt to Address Conowingo
26, the Queen Anne's County commissioners voted 3-2 to join the Clean
Chesapeake Coalition. Sounds like a good cause, right? Unfortunately, no -
this coalition is founded on the faulty premise that the Conowingo Dam is the
primary source of pollution to the Bay and to our local rivers, and that the
multi-state effort to collectively reduce pollution reaching the Bay is not
worth the effort.
First and foremost, the Dam itself is not the source of pollution. For decades,
it has acted as a catchment system for everything that flows down the
Susquehanna - the nutrients and sediment that originate upstream in Pennsylvania.
Therefore, we need Pennsylvania to clean up their act - and that is exactly ...
Posted Sep 17, 2014, 7:19 AM by Tim Trumbauer
Oysters on the Half Shell- September 12, 5:00PM
September marks the beginning of the "R" months - the months in which, historically, it was considered safe to eat oysters. Celebrate this and our Marylanders Grow Oysters program with oysters on the half shell (while they last!), beer, and wine at CRA's office. Come, eat oysters, learn about the MGO program, and chat with your neighbors who grow oysters off their dock. And don't worry about depriving our local waters of the oyster's incredible filtering power - these are fresh, delicious, aquaculture oysters. Free and open to the public- September 12th 5:00PM to 6:30PM at CRA HQ (400 S. Cross Street, Suite 2, Chestertown, MD 21620).
Posted Sep 4, 2014, 7:39 AM by Chester River
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