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Webinar on Solar Siting and a Film Reception on Soil Health

Webinar on Solar Siting and a Film Reception on Soil Health

Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Fair Farms and local farmers are hosting two events to provide legislators with information on how to support ...
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The Farm Bill & Opportunities for Water Quality

The Farm Bill & Opportunities for Water Quality

The Farm Bill, a massive and complicated piece of federal legislation that is renewed every 5 years, is up for ...
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Press Release: D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates Federal License for Conowingo Dam

Press Release: D.C. Court of Appeals Vacates Federal License for Conowingo Dam

FERC exceeded its authority when it approved license without certification Maryland issued in 2018 (Silver Spring, MD) Today, the U.S ...
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Environmental Organizations File Lawsuits Against Flawed Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit

Environmental Organizations File Lawsuits Against Flawed Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit

Deficient permit will not protect waterways and fails to address environmental justice issues As a result of major flaws in ...
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Standing in the Way of Justice in Maryland

Standing in the Way of Justice in Maryland

As many Marylanders are probably aware, the Old Line State has enjoyed a recent history of passing important environmental laws ...
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Analysis by Waterkeepers Shows Shocking Level of PFAS Contamination in Local Rivers & Streams

Analysis by Waterkeepers Shows Shocking Level of PFAS Contamination in Local Rivers & Streams

This year, a total of 113 local Waterkeepers, including 16 Waterkeepers in our region, collected samples from 114 waterways across ...
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Betsy Cropped

A time for transitions and thanks

From Executive Director Betsy Nicholas: After ten years with Waterkeepers Chesapeake, I have accepted a new position as the Vice ...
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Creation of a Chesapeake National Recreation Area Announced

Creation of a Chesapeake National Recreation Area Announced

The Chesapeake Bay has long been a treasured recreation center for those in the Mid-Atlantic region. That’s why the coalition ...
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Waterkeepers Chesapeake to Honor Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Clean Water Advocacy

Waterkeepers Chesapeake to Honor Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper for Clean Water Advocacy

Awardees to be recognized on November 16 for their efforts to address environmental injustices (Takoma Park, MD) Waterkeepers Chesapeake will host ...
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On 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, MD is Failing Landmark Law; Advocates Demand Improved Enforcement

On 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act, MD is Failing Landmark Law; Advocates Demand Improved Enforcement

Despite Promise of “Fishable, Swimmable” Waters by 1983, 80% of MD Rivers and Streams are Unsafe for Swimming EMBARGOED FOR ...
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