Wednesday 18 July 2018

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s Choptank Riverkeeper Matthew Pluta said he submitted a Public Information Act request for all information and all correspondence related to oyster restoration work in Maryland between the governor’s office and Talbot Watermen’s Association President Floyd “Bunky” Chance and Delmarva Fisheries Association Chairman Robert Newberry. Pluta said he also submitted a request for information of the same scope to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

“We’re so dumbfounded by the situation that we did a (Public Information Act) request to find out what’s going on,” said Jeffrey Horstman, executive director of the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy. “We want to have access to these records ... We’re working to find out if there is any legitimate information that maybe we don’t have. But right now, we don’t see any legitimate reason to shut down (the oyster restoration work in the Tred Avon River), and we’re waiting on the results of the PIA request.”

READ MORE: The Star Democrat,, February 3, 2016

On Sound Bites, our series about our food and our world, our first group of guests reflects upon two agricultural issues before the Maryland General Assembly: The Poultry Litter Management Act and the Farmer’s Rights Act. With: Betsy Nicholas, Co-chair of Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and Executive Director of Waterkeepers Chesapeake.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW: The Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 88.9FM, January 21, 2016

Fair Farms: WNAV’s Living Green Radio Show

Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Executive Director and BobPicCollage (1) Gallagher, Waterkeepers Chesapeake board member and Fair Farms’ steering committee member sat down with host Elvia Thompson for her Living Green radio show on WNAV (1430 AM; 99.9 FM in Annapolis).

On air, they talked about the Fair Farms campaign, the ways that we can go about fixing our food system to be more sustainable and environmentally-friendly, and how we, as consumers, can bring about necessary change by taking the Fair Farms Pledge.