Can Food Production and a Clean Chesapeake Bay Coexist?
A panel discussion between farmers, environmentalists, and the public 6:30 pm | November 19 | @ Washington College We all want clean water and vibrant rivers. We all need food to survive, but farming practices are often blamed for the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay. Can we have both? Join us at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 19 for a panel discussion by farmers, environmentalists, and local residents about challenges and successes in the effort to achieve a healthier Chesapeake Bay while continuing to produce food. The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be driven by questions from the audience. The agricultural perspective will be represented by Sean Jones, a dairy farmer in Massey, Md., Trey ...
Posted Sep 17, 2015, 12:25 PM by Isabel Junkin
Funded by $700,000 Grant, New Partnership Aims to Restore River and Quail Population
Collaboration of College’s CES and the Chester River
Association will install bobwhite buffers and cleansing wetlands on farmlands
throughout Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.Isabel Junkin Hardesty Chester Riverkeeper Chester River Association Riverkeeper@ChesterRiverAssociation.org 301-908-0355Mike Hardesty Assistant Director, Center for Environment & Society Washington College firstname.lastname@example.org 410-699-1940 Gabe Cohee Chesapeake & Coastal Service Maryland Department of Natural Resources Gabe.email@example.com 410-260-8753
CHESTERTOWN, MD—Fueled by a $700,000 state grant, a new partnership
between Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society (CES), the
Chester River Association (CRA), and Tall Timbers Research Station & Land
Conservancy will improve the health of the Chester River and local waterways while
Posted Aug 4, 2015, 8:02 AM by Isabel Junkin
CRA Begins Monitoring Bacteria in Chester River
What is that guy doing??? Why, that is CRA Watershed Coordinator Tim Trumbauer reading our bacteria results. We are very pleased to announce that, beginning today, we have expanded our water quality monitoring program to include bacteria levels (specifically enterococci) at some of the Chester's most popular swimming spots.
Excessive amounts of bacteria in the water from animal waste, failing septic systems, and other sources can create unsafe swimming conditions.
We will have more details on our new bacteria monitoring program in CRA's August newsletter, but for now we just wanted to share our first results.
Duck Neck: Unsafe
High Street, Chestertown: Safe
Rosin Creek @ Fairview Park: Safe
Chester River Yacht and Country Club: Safe
Rolph's Wharf ...
Posted Jul 31, 2015, 12:53 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
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
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