Sunday 19 May 2019

Waterkeepers in the News (173)

Enjoy these recent news articles, videos and other media mentions about our member Waterkeepers.

State of Our Waters 2016 documented successes and challenges facing Bay  The Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper hosted the annual State of Our Waters on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Eastern Shore Community College. The event brings together scientists, industry representatives and government officials to report on the health of the local waters and fisheries. The event was moderated by Jay Ford, Executive Director of Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper, and consisted of a panel made up of Russ Baxter, deputy secretary of natural resources for the Chesapeake Bay, John Bull of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Richard Snyder, director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory, Pam Mason, an expert in tidal wetlands, shoreline and coastal management and Michael Oesterling, executive director of the Shellfish Growers of Virginia. Sen. Lynwood Lewis and Del. Rob Bloxom were in attendance. READ MORE... Published in Delmarva Now by Hillary T Chesson on October 19, 2016                            
For Love of Nature: Paddling on the Chickahominy As Hurricane Matthew churned along the East Coast, several hearty River Rats threaded their way through the cypress and tupelo forests of the Chickahominy River. Despite steady rain, the two-mile paddle provided a glimpse of what the early settlers saw as they attempted to find their way west. A maze of creeks feed the Chickahominy, the 90-mile-long river that drains the 470-mile watershed from Hanover and Henrico counties to James City County. It would be so easy to get lost. Jamie Brunkow, Lower James Riverkeeper for the James River Association (JRA), had scouted the paddle the day before. READ MORE... Published in the News & Advance by Shannon Brennan on October 19, 2016  
What’s up with the green stuff invading the Potomac River? What is that awful ugly green stuff covering the Potomac River? The whole river near Roosevelt Island, near the airport and south to Alexandria down to National Harbor are covered with green vegetation. I’ve never seen anything like it. What is it? Is anyone trying to get rid of it? — Mary Paris,Alexandria, Va. Last month, Joe McMullin, coach of the freshman boys rowing team at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, sent his boats out into the Potomac only to have one get stuck in a green mat floating near Roosevelt Island. The mass extended off the island’s bank and into the river. “In Oronoco Bay, there’s tons of this stuff,” said Dean Naujoks of the Potomac Riverkeeper Network. “It’s so thick you literally cannot paddle through it.” READ MORE... Published in The Washington Post, by John Kelly on October 15, 2016