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
Pat Nielsen Poetry Prize Winners!
The Chester River
Association and the Kent County Arts Council announced winners of the sixth annual
Pat Herold Nielsen Poetry Award on Wednesday, March 4 at the Bookplate.
Pat Nielsen was a
founding member of the Chester River Association and an accomplished poet.
The award was established in her honor as an opportunity to support the arts
and to promote CRA's mission of restoring the health the Chester River.
James Allen Hall, author of Now You’re the Enemy and associate professor
of English at Washington College, judged the contest.
First prize went to
Wendy Mitman Clarke for her poem, “Devil's Reach." Second prize was
awarded to Maddie Zins for "My mother calls the tree ...
Posted Mar 6, 2015, 12:38 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
Extra Extra, Read All About It!
Our annual magazine Currents is hot off the presses. Read about the fate of the blue crab, Chestertown's step pools, the latest on pollution in our watershed, river inspired poetry, and more!If you do not already have a copy, feel free to swing by the office or checkout our digital version here: http://bit.ly/1rvT7Rg
Posted Oct 31, 2014, 9:54 AM by Isabel Junkin
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 Oct 22, 2014, 1:23 PM by Timothy Trumbauer
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