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From the Chesapeake Bay Trust 

What did the Trust Accomplish with Your Donation?

Annual ReportWith the support of nearly 400,000 people who own a Bay plate, participate in the Bay Fund tax check-off program, or make an individual donation to the Trust, we are able to have a significant impact on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. In 2011, Trust grantees planted almost 95,000 native trees and plants, removed 580 tons of trash, and installed 7,121 linear feet of living shorelines. Along the way, they engaged over 110,000 students, teachers, and volunteers in important restoration, education and outreach programs. Thank you to all our supporters and grantees and to learn more read our Annual Report online. You can even see what projects were done in your area by checking our grant listings page!

It's the Heart of Oyster Season

There is an old saying that if the month has an “R” in it, then you should be eating oysters. Chesapeake Bay oysters are a delicacy and provide a perfect opportunity to eat local. Many restaurants also recycle the shells with the Oyster Recovery Partnership, so you can help the Bay while enjoying a great meal. So whether you like them on the half-shell or Rockefeller, enjoy some oysters in the coming months! Haven’t found an oyster you like yet? Try out some suggested recipes.


Around the Bay

Do you Love all Things that Slither, Crawl and Hop?

Then the Maryland Department of Natural Resources needs you! Maryland DNR has partnered with the Natural History Society of Maryland to develop the Maryland and Amphibian Reptile Atlas which tracks the distribution of different species. If you see one of our reptile or amphibian friends, snap a picture and mark its location. Then send your information to the Atlas coordinators. For more information, visit the Maryland DNR website.

Bag Fee vs. Tax: What's the Difference?

The debate over disposable bags has taken center stage over the past couple of years, especially now that Washington, DC and Montgomery County in Maryland charge a fee for plastic bags. But what is the difference between a fee and a tax? The folks at Trash Free Maryland have written a blog that helps sort out the confusion.


Chesapeake Bay Events

National Park Service Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday with Free Access!

This weekend, January 14-16, you will have free access to over 100 national parks in the U.S. that normally charge fees.  There are also 397 national parks that never charge for entry, so why not make this weekend about getting outside and enjoying our national treasures? From battlefields to historic trails, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Find a park in your area today and start planning your trip.

 
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