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Flush-tax increase a concern for Myersville mayor

MYERSVILLE — Gov Martin O’Malley’s proposal to increase the flush tax is not fair to small towns like Myersville, Mayor Wayne S Creadick Jr said

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

Tags: Myersville, sewer rates, flush tax, Chesapeake Bay, Wayne Creadick

Gov. O'Malley testifies for bay-related bills

Gov. Martin O'Malley says increasing fees on water use and limiting where developers can put new septic systems are essential to preserving the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:08pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Croom

Whales wintering off Va. resort drawing crowds

Whales by the dozen are wintering in the unseasonably warm waters off this resort city, attracting a flotilla of recreational boats packed with sightseers hoping to glimpse the big mammals gorging on tons of bait fish within sight of the oceanfront's high-rise hotels.

Saturday - 02/11/2012, 01:47pm EST

Tags: Virginia Beach, Chesapeake Bay, whales, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation

Bay initiative costs Frederick County

WTOP's David Burd reports

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:20pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Frederick County

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Environmental group rates Md. counties on bay plans

Six of Maryland's 23 counties received the top rating from an environmental coalition for their Chesapeake Bay restoration plans.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 03:51pm EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Clean Maryland Waters

Keeping your lawn on drugs will cost you $4 billion

Local lawmakers acknowledge that legal limitations on fertilizer used by homeowners would lead to cleaner water essentially for free, but that such actions "face strong opposition from fertilizer lobbies."

Friday - 02/03/2012, 03:40pm EST

Tags: lawn care, Chesapeake Bay, weeds, Mike McGrath, garden plot

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Princess Anne students raise oysters at state park

Six cages full of baby oysters tethered to a dock at Janes Island State Park were pulled to the surface and then inspected by a group of fifth-graders who have been tending to them for the past two months.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 08:41am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, oysters, Janes Island State Park, Princess Anne Elementary

Thousands take polar bear plunge in Chesapeake Bay

Thousands of people clad in bathing trunks, bikinis and even some woolly winter hats have taken the Polar Bear Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for charity.

Sunday - 01/29/2012, 06:45am EST

Tags: Chesapeake Bay, Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Maryland

20-cent bag fee proposed in Virginia

Would you give up plastic supermarket bags to save 20 cents? The latest bag fee proposal in Virginia is sparking debate.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:10am EST

Tags: bag tax, Virginia, 20 cents, scott surovell, Joe Morrissey, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, grocery shopping

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