Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The Severna Park Starbucks is an official Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland drop-off location.
Grab a cup of coffee, drop-off oyster shells. Only in the bay area could those two actions be simultaneous. The Severna Park Starbucks at 573 Ritchie Highway, is now accepting empty oyster shells as donations to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The Severna Park location is one of the four official drop-off locations in Maryland. Shells can be dropped in the cage in the rear parking lot, next to the drive through. The empty oyster shells are the foundation of the CBF's Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, according to the group's website. The foundation recycles the shells into more oyster reefs and repopulates the bay with more oysters. According to the CBF's website, oyster shells are becoming increasingly scarce. Shells that would …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The annual New Year's Day Penguin Plunge at a boat ramp in Old Man Creek benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
It wasn't quite chilly enough for real penguins—and that was a good sign for the Stewart's Landing residents who came out to take a quick dip into the shallow water of Old Man Creek on New Year's Day. The annual fundraiser to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is organized by Thurman and Karen Reynolds, residents of the community who started the annual New Year's Day dunk four years ago. The event draws adults and children, including Ellie Leikin, 12, who said the frosty dip helped her wake up after a late night on New Year's Eve. Toni Fiocco-Mizer, 9, said she was very proud of herself and said "it was cold" as she stood in the parking lot at the community marina snuggled in a penguin robe. Father and son, Larry and Luke Bloom both …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The local shop has partnered with the Oyster Recovery Partnership on the new program to help revitalize the Chesapeake Bay.
The Annapolis Seafood Market has teamed up with the Oyster Recovery Partnership to collect used oyster shells from its customers in an effort to help revitalize the Chesapeake Bay. According to a story on TheBayNet.com, the local restaurant will be collecting the shells and delivering them to the Horn Point Oyster Hatchery near Cambridge, MD. It's easy to participate in the Annapolis Seafood Market effort—just return your shells to the market with locations in Annapolis, Edgewater and Severna Park. The seafood market joins nearly 100 restaurants and catering companies currently participating in the program, according to the story. The shells are used to grow new oysters, similar to a program run through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The American Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit to stop implementation of the EPA's pollution diet.
The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 10 over the EPA's proposed "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Accusing the EPA of "unlawfully micromanag[ing]" states and "overreaching" its bounds, the AFBF filed the lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, PA. The group was joined by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in the suit. The AFBF also questions the science behind the EPA's pollution reduction requirements, also known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), as well as the length of time in which the public could comment on the pollution reduction plan. The TMDL would regulate how much phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment are allowed to enter the bay and its estuaries…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Residents come out to take a quick chilly dip into Old Man Creek to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Leslie Hunt
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Plenty of penguins, older and younger, came out this year for the "unofficial" annual Penguin Plunge at the Stewart's Landing marina. Residents Karen and Thurman Reynolds founded this particular Plunge three years ago which began with a handful of willing plungers and has grown to almost 50 adults and children. All who take a quick dip into the shallow waters of Old Man Creek, located off of the Magothy River. The plunge, taken from a sloping community boat ramp, benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Resident families began arriving at noon on New Year's Day, many with bathing suits and cover-ups, tote bags full of towels and plenty of enthusiasm. "Nobody really wants to jump in...it's just something we do," said Karen Reynolds. "It's a…