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Webinar Series to Highlight MWEE Best Practices

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office and Chesapeake Bay Trust are organizing a webinar series designed for MWEE practitioners.... Read more >


NCBO Highlights Updates in Oyster Reef Ecosystem Services Research

The NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office recently released an update on research under way on the ecosystem services oyster reefs provide.... Read more >


Virginia to Protect Restored and Wild Oyster Reefs in Certain Tributaries

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted unanimously to increase protection for some oyster restoration sites.... Read more >

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