CRA Making News with Farm Technology
Check out this FRONT PAGE article in the Baltimore Sun regarding CRA's work with local farmers to reduce pollution in the Chester River watershed. We're working hard to improve your river! http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-md-tech-farming-20150702-story.html#page=1
Posted Jul 3, 2015, 5:13 AM by Timothy Trumbauer
A Good Time for a Great Cause: Chester River Association Raises $55,000 for River Restoration
What a night! Nearly 200 people gathered recently on the banks of the Chester River for the Chester River Association’s (CRA) 3rd annual Summer Solstice Gala, which was the environmental nonprofit organization’s most successful fundraiser ever, grossing more than $55,000. Funds raised from tickets to the June 20 evening event and an auction will allow CRA to advance its vision of a healthy Chester River for the community and future generations. After enjoying the waterfront venue, live music, open bar, and dinner, the enthusiastic crowd, encouraged by CRA auctioneer Tim Trumbauer, bid on live and silent auction items. Many unique items and experiences were sold that are not available to the general public, including a Chester River ...
Posted Jun 30, 2015, 11:12 AM by Timothy Trumbauer
CRA Working With New Farm Technology to Reduce Nutrient Pollution to Waterways
New First-Year Results Show Applying Nitrogen More Efficiently Can Reduce Harmful Fertilizer Runoff to Chester River and Streams Chestertown, Md. — Eight farms in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are using cutting-edge technology that will reduce nutrient pollution to the Chester River as well as its creeks, streams and groundwater. This technology pinpoints exactly where and how much fertilizer is needed on their crops – a big switch from the typical practice of spreading a uniform amount of fertilizer across fields and one that has the potential to change farming practices that endanger waterways. The farms are participating in a three-year pilot project launched by the Chester River Association, an environmental non-profit ...
Posted Jun 11, 2015, 8:02 AM by Timothy Trumbauer
CRA Director Anna Wolgast Interviewed by the Chestertown Spy
CRA Executive Director, Anna Wolgast, was recently interviewed by the Chestertown Spy. The interviewer, James Dissette, offered the following after listening to what Anna had to say: The Spy is impressed with the depth and breath of the CRA’s mission to educate and implement solutions to improve the river’s quality. From the Riverkeeper program and its Maryland Grow Oysters (MGO) partnership to its work with local farmers, or planting the thousands of trees within the watershed, CRA is an organization vital to the health of our region, our town and ourselves.We couldn't agree more and appreciate the kind words! To view the full video on the Chestertown Spy website, click here.
Posted Mar 25, 2015, 12:10 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
2014 Chester River Report Card Released
EXTRA EXTRA - THE CHESTER RIVER IS ALIVE BUT NOT WELL!<<CRA releases 2014 Chester River Report Card>> So how did we do? A hint is on the top of this message, but you'll have to read the report for all the details on the Chester River and nearly 30 creeks and streamsAlthough many efforts are being made by local government, farmers, and the citizens in our watershed, we all need to do more to ensure a healthy Chester River for our community and future generations! The main pollution in the Chester River continues to be from nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen) and sediment that come from improperly managed farms, yard fertilizer, septic/sewage treatment, and untreated stormwater runoff.Data ...
Posted Mar 19, 2015, 2:31 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
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