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Take Action to Strengthen the Cleanup Plan for Conowingo Dam

Take Action to Strengthen the Cleanup Plan for Conowingo Dam

The recently released draft Conowingo Dam Cleanup Plan, known as a Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), has serious flaws that need to be addressed: it doesn’t address reducing sediment pollution, there is no financing mechanism, and it doesn’t account for increasing pollution loads due to climate change. We are asking you to take action and submit comments by December 21, 2020. Background Conowingo Dam, May 2019 ...
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Now is the time to take the Lawn Fertilizer Pledge!

Now is the time to take the Lawn Fertilizer Pledge!

Did you know that over application of lawn fertilizer can lead to serious water quality issues in our local rivers and streams? It takes just one (1) pound of phosphorus and seven (7) pounds of nitrogen entering a waterway to produce 500 pounds of algae. As we enter the winter months it is a good time to examine your fertilizer practices. Lawns are dormant in ...
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Our Work to Restore Science-based and Environmental Justice Protections Begins with Biden Presidency

Our Work to Restore Science-based and Environmental Justice Protections Begins with Biden Presidency

With the election of Joe Biden as the next President of the United States and Kamala Harris as the first Black and South Asian American woman as Vice President, the hard work begins to heal and restore our country, our democracy, and our health and environment, and to reckon racism and injustice in our nation. As Waterkeepers, we fight for clean water with frontline communities who ...
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Rebuilding Equity into our Local Food System

Rebuilding Equity into our Local Food System

Join the Fair Farms campaign online for Rebuilding Equity into our Local Food System on Thursday, November 19, 5:00 – 6:30pm for a discussion on how the global COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated the existing inequities in our local food systems. Along with challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to acknowledge the movement against racial inequality. We have an opportunity to re-engineer our food ...
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Clean Water Act rollbacks hurt rivers and drinking water | COMMENTARY

Clean Water Act rollbacks hurt rivers and drinking water | COMMENTARY

by Betsy Nicholas, October 27, 2020 https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-1028-chesapeake-bay-20201027-ohnnakvjmzashed5uqgn34nm54-story.html I have always loved spending time on rivers. I tend to visit the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers because they’re closest to where I live, but I’ve had great adventures throughout the Chesapeake Bay. One of my favorite memories is a white water rafting trip on the Potomac River with my water advocacy colleagues before the pandemic. We enjoyed ...
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Take Action today and submit comments on the draft #ConowingoDam Cleanup Plan. The plan doesn't address the reduction of #sedimentpollution, doesn't account for increasing pollution loads due to #climatechange, and there's no financing mechanism.
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/take-action-to-strengthen-the-cleanup-plan-for-conowingo-dam

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