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
Summer Solstice a Swinging Success!
What does the River mean to you? More than 150 people came out to CRA’s Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21 with an answer - a lot! Thank you sponsors and donors! Thank you volunteers! Thank you attendees! The support of each and every one of you is imperative to restore and sustain a healthy Chester River. Together we raised over $40,000 …and it was fun!Old friends and new broke bread and shared stories on a delightfully cool evening in Wilmer Park. Generous supporters vied for exciting auction items, urged on by our excellent auctioneer, Mayor Chris Cerino. As the night went on, the Swinging Swamis rocked the banks of the river. Hoodwink the Peregrine Falcon entertained guests ...
Posted Jul 10, 2014, 12:42 PM by Chester River
Bad News for the River- Judge Rules in Favor of Four Seasons Development
On July 7, Judge Ross of the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court issued an order granting summary judgment in favor of the development company for the Four Seasons project, K. Hovnanian. In a short opinion, the Court ordered the Board of Public Works to bring the pending decision on licensing the Four Seasons project to a vote by no later than October 6, 2014. In addition, the judge ordered that in reaching its decision the Board of Public Works may only take into account the record that was before the Board on July 24, 2013, and further that the Board shall only consider “the impact to State Tidal Wetlands from the proposed sewer line under Cox Creek and the ...
Posted Jul 14, 2014, 7:31 AM by Isabel Junkin
CRA Announces Groundbreaking Agricultural Project
application on farm fields by up to 20% and increase crop yield by up to 10%.
Good for farmers, good for the river.
It sounds too good to be true, but it is possible with a relatively
new precision agriculture technology called GreenSeeker. This year, the Chester
River Association is launching a 3-year, comprehensive pilot project in our
watershed to better understand how this technology can impact farming on the
Eastern Shore and the health of our rivers. This on-farm, large-scale
GreenSeeker research is the first of its kind on the East Coast. We are able to
conduct this research through funding from Maryland Grain Producers and private
donations and through partnerships with farmers in ...
Posted Apr 3, 2014, 8:13 AM by Isabel Junkin
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