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Take the Pledge for Healthy Soil!

Take the Pledge for Healthy Soil!

Fair Farms Blog Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Clear Choices Clean Water campaign added a new pledge on healthy soils to emphasize the ...
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Bay Journal: Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

Bay Journal: Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish

Mercury widespread in Chesapeake Bay headwaters fish, Bay Journal, Jeremy Cox, June 30, 2020 Because methylmercury levels intensify with each ...
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Press Release: Gunpowder Riverkeeper Launches Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign

Press Release: Gunpowder Riverkeeper Launches Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign

Campaign will drive citizen action in Harford County to improve local water quality through online pledges (Monkton, MD) – Gunpowder ...
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Exelon Disregards Conowingo Dam License Conditions, Endangers Migratory Fish Populations

Exelon Disregards Conowingo Dam License Conditions, Endangers Migratory Fish Populations

Exelon, owner of the Conowingo Dam, while seeking a 50-year federal license renewal, blatantly disregarded conditions of its current license ...
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dirty dam deal

Take Action: Exelon Cannot be Trusted to Operate the Conowingo Dam!

Using the pandemic as an excuse, Exelon decided not to operate the fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Waterkeepers Chesapeake and ...
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Our Waterkeepers' 2019 Water Quality Reports are Out!

Our Waterkeepers’ 2019 Water Quality Reports are Out!

Many of our Waterkeeper members publish a yearly water quality report detailing the health of waterways in their jurisdiction, often ...
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Stronger Together: Dismantling Racism Takes Action, Not Just Words

Stronger Together: Dismantling Racism Takes Action, Not Just Words

Waterkeepers Chesapeake would like to address the latest events surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and ...
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Press Statement: Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety

Press Statement: Waterkeeper Groups Achieve Settlement with EPA on Drinking Water Safety

Agreement sets deadlines for Safe Drinking Water Act actions on toxic and carcinogenic contaminants NEW YORK, NY — Waterkeeper Alliance, ...
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The Story of Plastic Panel Discussion with Waterkeepers

The Story of Plastic Panel Discussion with Waterkeepers

On May 21, 2020 Waterkeepers Chesapeake hosted a virtual film screening and panel discussion on the new documentary, The Story ...
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Webinar: Supporting Sustainable Farmers During a Pandemic & Beyond

Webinar: Supporting Sustainable Farmers During a Pandemic & Beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has shined a light on the precarious nature of industrial agriculture and how the few companies dominating ...
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