Legislative Outlook in PA, MD, and VA

Legislative Outlook in PA, MD, and VA

Unsplash.com John Griffin & Warren Brown 2022 is likely to be an unpredictable year during the General Assembly Sessions in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia for similar and distinct reasons. This is an election year in PA and MD. The Governors of both of these...
Making Connections for Wildlife

Making Connections for Wildlife

Image: Unsplash.com Warren Brown Crossing the Road Imagine motoring down the road and being confronted by a very large animal with formidable antlers. This might seem like the opening scene for a story about nature’s revenge for all the little creatures that have been...
2021 Lightning Update Highlight Reel

2021 Lightning Update Highlight Reel

Image: Markus Winkler on Unsplash As the year wraps up, we thought it the opportune time to reflect on some of the many Lightning Updates that were distributed. We covered topics ranging from 30×30 and building climate resiliency to cicadas, regenerative...
Maryland’s Next Gen Conservation Program

Maryland’s Next Gen Conservation Program

Image: Unsplash.com Harry Huntley, Senior Agriculture Policy Analyst, Environmental Policy Innovation Center While many experts agree that Maryland and other states in the Chesapeake region are frequently at the forefront of environmental policymaking, it can be easy...
Building Resilience Rather Than Walls

Building Resilience Rather Than Walls

Tidal flooding in Annapolis, Md. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) As the scope of floods and rising sea levels is becoming increasingly clear, the next question is what can be done to address a changing landscape. Plenty of attention has been given to...
Black or Green Friday?

Black or Green Friday?

Image: FindYourChesapeake By: Warren Brown What is your tradition for Thanksgiving? For many of us, it is gathering with family and friends, eating much more than we should and watching football games on TV. The following day, however, can bring startling, but not...
Rising Temperatures, Tides, and Dollars

Rising Temperatures, Tides, and Dollars

A man observes a stretch of Dock Street in Annapolis, Md., that flooded after the area received over three quarters of an inch of rain in 24 hours on Jan. 25, 2010. (Photo by Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program) By: Warren Brown For the past several months, the news has...
Rockfish Season

Rockfish Season

This has hung on our wall for 34 years. I think it was a wedding gift, and it is so fitting. Britt Slattery, NPS Saturday started the way many mornings do, with a sudden blast of loud cricket chirping coming rudely from a cell phone well out of my reach. There was...
A Fall Farm Visit: Regenerative Edition

A Fall Farm Visit: Regenerative Edition

ACLT kept Double Oak Farm as a working farm to protect it from development, and it now serves as a community resource. Photo Credit: ALowe On a glorious October day a few weeks ago, I found myself among rows of cabbage, peppers and kale; fingernails caked with dirt as...
The Wonder of it All

The Wonder of it All

Image: Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve, VA; Find Your Chesapeake At the end of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald tried to imagine for modern readers the day 400 years ago when Dutch sailors reached Manhattan and its surroundings: “For a transitory enchanted...