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Applications for Environmental Education Grants Being Accepted through 1/14/15

A total of roughly $2.7 million may be available for institutions seeking to support education of the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards.... Read more >


Fisheries GIT Meets, Discusses Key Species

The entire Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team recently met for two intensive days of presentations and discussion.... Read more >


Choptank River Complex Is One of Two New Areas Selected for Focused Habitat Restoration

Two new sites have been selected as Habitat Focus Areas under NOAA’s Habitat Blueprint--one of which is the Choptank River complex in Maryland and Delaware.... Read more >

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