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NOAA Funding Supports Student Experiences, Teacher Training

Bay-Watershed Education and Training grants for FY16 have been awarded to organizations around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.... Read more >

Harris Creek three-year oyster check-in report

How Are Oysters and Oyster Reefs in Harris Creek Doing, Three Years Later?

A NOAA report details the health of some oyster reefs in Harris Creek, three years after restoration work.... 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 >


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