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Accessing the Outdoors for the Holidays

Accessing the Outdoors for the Holidays

Great Falls Park (Photo Credit: Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post)Throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed there are plenty of outdoor spaces and public access sites to be thankful for - this holiday season Chesapeake Bay Program asked a handful of their staff to share...

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America the Beautiful Challenge Grant Awards Announced

America the Beautiful Challenge Grant Awards Announced

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (Photo Credit: National Park Service via Jane Thomas)On November 10th, 2022, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) joined its public- and private- sector partners in announcing nearly $91 million in grants through the new...

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Thinking Globally to Protect the Planet – and People

Thinking Globally to Protect the Planet – and People

Fauquier County, VA (Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program)By: Warren BrownBiodiversity is the spice of life. In fact, it may be a key ingredient essential to our human existence. As an existential element, sustaining biodiversity should be on everyone’s radar,...

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Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Sea Serpent (Photo Credit: Olaus Magnus's book History of the Northern People)Is the Chesapeake Bay harboring its very own sea monster? Maryland lore would have us believe that beneath the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay, a monster lurks. On a clear night in May...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

Susquehanna State Park in Harford County, Maryland(Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program)Protected areas throughout the world perform many functions. They are essential for conserving biodiversity, and for delivering virtual ecosystem services, such as protecting...

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National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 1

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 1

NPS NHHM(Photo Credit: National Park Service)Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the...

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