​Conservation

Saving Wetlands: A History of the Duck Stamp

From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.

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Alternatives to Road Salts for Safe Winter Driving

We haven’t found the perfect solution for reducing snow and ice on roadways while also protecting natural resources. However, several techniques reduce impacts on the environment and reuse materials that would otherwise go into landfills and water treatment plants.

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Road Salt and Stream Health

You many think stream monitoring is not needed during winter months, but that's a myth! Each season presents specific threats to stream health. One such threat is road salt.

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​Outdoor Recreation

Dirt Doesn’t Hurt: Why Children Need Outdoor Exploration

Stream monitoring is the perfect way to introduce children to outdoor exploration and environmental stewardship. And playing in a stream can exposure them to microbes or "germs" that can be vital to strengthening immune systems.

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Wiser About Water

Whether you’re planning to boat on it, fish it, or drink it, here’s how to nab nasties that can threaten a waterway’s health – and yours!

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Ikes in Action: Ikes Provide Pathway to Nature Exploration

The Mid-Shore Chapter has partnered with Pickering Creek Audubon Center for the past 25 years to provide Talbot County Public School third grade students with a hands-on nature experience.

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