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When it comes to sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay, good intentions don’t always lead to effective outcomes. Now a team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts are helping to ensure...
Inside this Issue Conservation Landscaping in Action SOS, SOS! Septic Owner Stewardship Clinics Stormwater Remediation comes to Maryland The Twins have Arrived! Watershed Assistance Collaborative What the Bay means to me…and a few million other...More info

The EPA and Corps of Engineers Propose an Expansive Definition of "Waters of the US"

Photo by Edwin Remsberg
On April 21, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed a rule to define the term “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. In short, the proposed definition would broaden the current jurisdictional scope of “waters of the...

Wildlife Management: Diving Ducks

Canvasback ducks
Diving Ducks, also called bay ducks or sea ducks, use the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries, and the coastal waters of Maryland's Eastern Shore primarily during the winter. They all dive for their food and, in taking wing, do not spring directly upward but must patter for some...

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