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Eating Maryland Seafood Could Help Restore The Bay

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Thousands of baby oysters are reintroduced to the Chesapeake Bay, to boost their population and help clean the water.
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Thousands of baby oysters are reintroduced to the Chesapeake Bay, to boost their population and help clean the water.

Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring an effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay by encouraging people to order Maryland seafood while eating out.

The second "From the Bay, For the Bay" promotion gets underway this weekend, but state officials will be launching the effort today at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, where they'll also give a progress report on oyster restoration in the Bay, according to the Associated Press.

Proceeds from the week-long promotion will help the Oyster Recovery Partnership, a nonprofit group that's planted hundreds of millions of oysters in the bay, where the filter feeders help improve water quality. Participating restaurants are donating $1 for every Maryland seafood dinner that's sold during the week.

Some restaurants in Northern Virginia and in the District are taking part as well, along with many in Maryland and at least one in Pennsylvania.

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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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