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oyster aquaculture in Maryland
University of Maryland Extension (UME) faculty are partnering in a multi-institutional aquaculture research project, led by UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and funded by a $10 million...
University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is collaborating with multiple universities, partners, farmers, and stakeholders from throughout the Chesapeake Bay...
Inside this Issue: + Dog Owners and Boat Owners BEWARE...of Each Other! + Place-Based and Future Focused + Watershed Restoration Assistance Directory + Road Salts - Good for Public Safety, but Not for Water Quality...More info
Four students take part in stormdrain stenciling at an elementary school
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA), a program of the University of Maryland Extension, to collaborate on a variety of...

Nutrient Credit Trading Could Expand Maryland Oyster Aquaculture

Researchers from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) conducted a study to evaluate the potential effect of nutrient credit trading on the growth and profitability of Maryland’s aquaculture industry. Nutrient credit trading is a market approach to lowering the cost of...

Baltimore county AG Activity Book

The Baltimore County Ag Activity Book is a booklet geared towards youth ages 6 to 12 years old. The purpose of the bulletin is to provide education to visitors who enter the Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park. The Baltimore County Extension office is located on the...

Water Consortium Symposium: Is Maryland's Water Future Sustainable and Secure? Opportunities and Challenges

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
FWS Patuxent Research Refuge’s National Wildlife Visitor Center
The symposium will explore the management, policy, socio-economic challenges, research and outreach needs, and opportunities in sustaining Maryland's water supply for future generations. The symposium will revisit the Wolman Report and Recommendations developed after Maryland's last severe drought...

Panel Presentation: Restoration of the Bay and Local Waters

Thursday, Sep. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
UMD Extension Howard County
Learn about the restoration of the Bay, and how you can take part, from experts from the Chesapeake Bay Program. The panel will include: Dana Aunkst, Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Overview of the Bay Program Lucienda Power, Acting Branch Chief for Science, Analysis and...
Inside this Issue + Highlighting Extension’s Work in a Baltimore City Community garden + Walking the Talk of Equity and Inclusion + Calvert County Supports Local Water Quality + Watershed Stewards Academy retreat + Money,...More info
blue catfish
Since a recent purchasing agreement by state agencies made it possible to sell the invasive blue catfish to state institutions, Cathy Liu and Erin Carney of the University of Maryland Extension have...

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