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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

News from Around the Shed

7/8/11 Chestertown farmer takes aim at saving the Bay, Star Democrat - Online, The View Clip

7/10/11 A great notion: Restoring home waters, Baltimore Sun – Online View Clip

7/11/11 A cleaner bay, a better economy,  Newsday – Online View Clip

7/11/11 Chesapeake Bay restoration to be sized up, Washington Post – Online View Clip

7/11/11 Federal official says farm practices help with bay cleanup, News Virginian, The View Clip

7/11/11 Feds name new leader for bay program, Capital, The View Clip

7/11/11 Pesticide bill threatens the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, Baltimore Sun – Online View Clip

7/11/11 USDA official points to Chesapeake Bay progress, Wall Street Journal View Clip

7/11/11 MD is On Track in Meeting Bay Restoration Goals, View Clip

7/12/11 Cheasepeake Bay states meeting cleanup goals, Richmond Times-DispatchOnline View Clip

7/12/11 Chesapeake Bay 'pollution diet' on track, WAVY-TVOnline View Clip

7/12/11 EPA Names New Director of Chesapeake Bay Program, Water & Wastes Digest – Online View Clip

7/12/11 Leaders pledge bay cleanup is on track, The Capital - Online View Clip

7/12/11 Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission to sell leases for natural gas drilling, official says (Patriot News) -- A spokesman says the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission plans to lease portions of its 43,000 acres of waterways for natural gas drilling to generate money to rebuild more than a dozen dams that are in danger of collapse.

7/12/11 Pennsylvania DEP Announces $2.6 million in Conservation District Grants for Increased Outreach to Agricultural Community (Gant Daily) -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $2.6 million in grant awards to 36 conservation districts within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

7/12/11 Keeping water clean (Sun Gazette) -- Local students are learning the importance of water quality for drinking, farming, fishing and recreation during summer internships with Lycoming College's Clean Water Institute (CWI).

7/12/11 Maryland nearing 2-year bay pollution goals ( -- Maryland has almost reached its two-year milestones for cutting two key Chesapeake Bay pollutants.

7/13/11 D-Day coming for city sewage (The Express) -- Bids to build a new and very costly sewage treatment plant to continue to protect the Chesapeake Bay will be opened at 4 p.m. Monday, July 18.

7/13/11 Companies present ideas to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, TBD View Clip

7/13/11 Is It Illegal to Restore the Bay?, Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch View Clip

7/15/11 State will offer advice and a helping hand to farmers (Times Leader) -- Area farmers soon will be getting friendly visits from an official with the Luzerne Conservation District about their erosion and sediment control and manure management practices. The state Department of Environmental Protection recently announced $2.6 million in grants to the state’s 36 conservation districts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for “increased outreach to the agricultural community.”

7/15/11 Marcellus firm retires lampooned 'friendly fracosaurus'(Phila. Inquirer) -- Talisman Terry, the "friendly fracosaurus," is kaput. Talisman Energy USA Inc., the natural gas producer active in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale, has discontinued distribution of its dinosaur-themed coloring book that became a nationwide object of ridicule after comedian Stephen Colbert lampooned it Monday on his Comedy Central show.

7/15/11 Low flow causes suspension of water-take from river, Pine Creek (The Express) -- The ongoing lack of rain in Clinton and some surrounding counties is causing the water level of area streams to fall, affecting some natural gas companies needing water to fracture their Marcellus Shale wells to produce gas.

7/18/11 Growing Greener must not be allowed to die on the vine (Daily Review) -- European settlers of the New World were astonished by the natural bounty they found. Pennsylvania's very name invokes the wonders that William Penn encountered upon landing in 1682.

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