Governors from states neighboring the Chesapeake Bay recently signed what some environmentalists are calling a landmark agreement that recommits the effort to clean up the bay and broadens the approach to solving the problem.
There are few fish as mysterious as the American Eel. This slimy enigma can be found seemingly everywhere, from open oceans to the Chesapeake’s outer swamps. But these eels, once bountiful in our region, are now becoming more rare.
Captain Rachel Dean has been working on the water for years — but don't call her a "waterwoman." The southern Maryland native says she and her fellow female watermen — while a minority — are every bit as hard-working as the boys.
Environmental activists and EPA administrators agree that there are few things more important to the health of the Chesapeake than paying more attention to stormwater runoff flowing into the bay. But should people pay for that runoff?
Fifty years ago, a group of Baltimore businessmen got together and cooked up a plan to create an organization dedicated to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. A half century later, is the Chesapeake Bay Foundation any closer to achieving its goals of cleaning up the bay?
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