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Our Legacy. And the Influence of History.

Our Legacy. And the Influence of History.

It's not too late to listen in to "We Need to Talk," a conversation the National Park Service hosted last week on the intersection of race, history, and the outdoors. View the 90 minute conversation on YouTube.On Juneteenth, the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay...

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The Elegance of an Egret

The Elegance of an Egret

Snowy Egret, along the South River, Maryland, June 2020. (Photos: Clandestine Wren Photography) Snowy Egrets, which grace shorelines and marshes around the Chesapeake Bay, truly seem to define elegance. Thus the reason they were hunted to near extinction in the United...

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In this Plant, a Story of Our Relationship to Land

In this Plant, a Story of Our Relationship to Land

Weed (noun): a plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth.Merriam Webster Dictionary Long, long ago. It was different here. Forests reigned supreme. Only in sunny clearings would this plant have been found. To the west, in the...

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Inflection Points

Inflection Points

How have inflection points influenced one land conservation organization over time?What does that suggest for where we all stand now? (All photos: ESLC) In recent weeks, many have been mulling the idea of “inflection points” and whether and how we might be in the...

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#BlackBirdersWeek

#BlackBirdersWeek

Chesapeake conservationists -- many of us know that when we gather in meetings or within our organizations there is a predominant demographic. We often talk about how a particular gathering is not reflective of the face of our region. So what an inspirational bit of...

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Questions to Ask Ourselves

Questions to Ask Ourselves

Christian Cooper's experience while birding in Central Park has been described as one of the dominoes in the past week of tragedy and protests in the United States. (Photos: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times) As conservationists in America, we have to acknowledge...

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