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Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Chesapeake Bay: Part II

Day 3: Safely returned to the mainland, our trip to the barrier island has been a success and we are all tired but thrilled to have had such an adventure. Next, our attention is turned inland to the Bay, and to one of the best places to come to grips with the issues and concerns that face the Bay: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Headquarters. It is one thing for an organization to say, “Save the Bay,” and another thing to exemplify it by lifestyle and even the construction of their facilities. The Philip Merrill Environmental Center is constructed from […]

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Monday, September 13th, 2010

Chesapeake Bay

This past week was a fantastic way to learn about the Chesapeake Bay and how greatly the Susquehanna River affects it. Starting at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning we began a long but scenic trip through Lancaster and down the Eastern Shore through Delaware, Maryland and, finally, to Oyster, Va. Oyster is a very small relic of a fishing town. The small towns in the area contain haunting remains of what used to be a booming fishing industry. Monday night we talked with a waterman (a fancy term for fisherman) named Randy. His story was amazing and a great way to […]

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