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Managing Live Bait Trade to Reduce Invasive Species

Maryland Sea Grant

Laura Wilson 0 1870 Article rating: No rating

The introduction of aquatic invasive species to Chesapeake Bay, transported through the ballast water of cargo ships or by live animal and plant trades, can bring ecologically harmful consequences. To safeguard local ecosystems, Maryland Sea Grant supports programs that seek to prevent the establishment of new invasive species in the region.

Training Volunteers to Assist Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Maryland Sea Grant

Laura Wilson 0 1643 Article rating: No rating

Maryland and other states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are currently engaged in a multi-billion dollar effort to improve water quality by meeting Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) targets for nutrients and sediments. To accomplish this, municipalities around the region need help from trained and dedicated volunteers who can implement watershed restoration practices. Such practices include stormwater management tools like rain gardens and barrels.

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