NOW YOU KNOW: We Need a Real Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance in Baltimore County

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Are you fed up with the relentless surge of unplanned development projects in Baltimore County, oblivious to the strain they put on our already overburdened schools, roads, and crumbling infrastructure like the Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility? It’s been four long years since the Baltimore County Adequate […]

Maryland reminds recreational crabbers of conservation laws as blue crab season opens

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police are reminding recreational crabbers of the state’s conservation laws as the blue crab season opens on April 1 in the Chesapeake Bay. The DNR says that while many are looking forward to the opening of blue crab season, it’s important to remember that laws and regulations are still in effect. The DNR says that officers […]

Maryland Conservation Corps members kick off AmeriCorps Week with invasive plant removal project

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Conservation Corps members gathered at Sandy Point State Park on Tuesday to share stories about why they felt called to serve and what they’ve learned from their work, before setting out for a day of cutting back invasive plants. As part of AmeriCorps Week, the event brought representatives from AmeriCorps and Maryland state agencies to the Chesapeake Bay-front […]

Governor Moore visits Bowery vertical farming facility in Rosedale, talks innovation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week visited Bowery Farms‘ Rosedale/Nottingham location.  Bowery Farms is the nation’s largest vertical farming company which provides fresh food to over 2,600 grocery stores in the U.S. Governor Moore was joined by USDA Under Secretary Jenny Moffit, Delegate Carl Jackson, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Kevin Atticks, and Bowery investor and culinary advisor José Andrés. The […]

Maryland Forest Service now accepting applications for Community Forestry Catalyst Fund

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Forest Service is offering a new grant program to distribute $4.8 million in federal Inflation Reduction Act funds towards urban and community forestry projects during the next four years. The Community Forestry Catalyst Fund expands resources for Maryland’s ambitious commitment to enhance its forest cover and tree canopy through the state’s 5 Million Trees for Maryland initiative […]

Chesapeake Bay 2023 Fall Oyster Survey records remarkable numbers

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Fall Oyster Survey recorded a remarkable year for juvenile oysters in Maryland waters, finding both prolific numbers and a widespread distribution throughout many regions of the Chesapeake Bay. The survey’s spatfall intensity index, a measure of reproductive success and potential population growth for oysters, was 86.8 spat, or juvenile oysters, per bushel, nearly […]