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How to legally feed your lawn and still protect the bay

As fall lawn-feeding time approaches, Garden Editor Mike McGrath warns homeowners to take steps to protect their lawn and the health of the Chesapeake Bay to avoid repeating the mistakes that led to Toledo's water crisis.

Friday - 08/08/2014, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, toledo, phosphorus pollution, lawn care, Mike McGrath

Local beaches among nation's best for water quality

Hot weather means it's time to head to the beach, right? That depends.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 08:51am EDT

Tags: beaches, Natural Resources Defense Council, USA TODAY, Ocean City, Rehoboth

Ocean View swimming advisory lifted

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 03:50am EDT

Tags: ocean view,

Anacostia River: Ugly duckling or blossoming flower? (Video)

On a two-hour ride on the Anacostia River, Jim Foster with the Anacostia Watershed Society points out the beauty of the river and the challenges it continually faces.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 10:46am EDT

Tags: Troubled Waters, Anacostia River, Brennan Haselton, Anacostia Watershed Society, Jim Foster, bag tax

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Four Mile Run under advisory after sewage spill

After a wreck in Arlington dumped 1,800 gallons of sewage into area storm drains, officials are warning residents and their pets to steer clear of Four Mile Run.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 02:17pm EDT

Tags: sewage spill, Four Mile Run, pets, environment, kate Ryan