ANNAPOLIS — Chesapeake Bay Foundation interim Environmental Protection and Restoration Vice President Alison Prost issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee’s annual blue crab report.

QUEENSTOWN — Woodland owners, managers and others who would like to learn how to use sound forest stewardship practices to improve wildlife habitat and other forest benefits are invited to apply as Maryland Woodland Stewards.

EASTON — A lot of members of the environmental and agricultural community came out to the Maryland Phase III Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan to hear updates on how the Chesapeake Bay is getting the help that it needs on Friday, June 15.

EASTON — For the first time since the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Chesapeake Bay Report Card scores have been calculated, the positive trajectory that has reported in recent years is statistically significant.

EASTON — The Maryland League of Conservation Voters announced this week that it would honor ShoreRivers this year with its prestigious John V. Kabler Memorial Award, presented annually to Maryland’s most outstanding environmental leaders and organizations.

CAMBRIDGE — Oceanographer Dr. Katja Fennel will give a special public talk called “Gasping for Breath: What is taking the oxygen from our coastal waters?” from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday June 20, at the Easton branch of the Talbot County Free Library.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 75-percent chance that this year’s hurricane season will be near- or above-normal, according to the company’s May press release. Precautionary measures are advised by the Red Cross as hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30.

ANNAPOLIS — Now that warmer weather has settled in, it won’t be long before it’s mosquito season. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. In addition to being a nuisance, the…

A key indicator of the health of the Chesapeake Bay is prompting optimism from area researchers. Since September 2017, underwater grasses began appearing near the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in southern Maryland. Their comeback after 45 years signals a major positive shift in the health of the Chesapeake Bay, according to a statement from UMCES. 

EASTON — The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) will host a roundtable discussion on recent research about peeler crab mortality from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center, 114 S. Washington St., Easton.

ANNAPOLIS — The state has announced that it intends to award a contract to two California-based firms to conduct a pilot project to dredge part of the sediment backup behind the Conowingo Dam.

The State Highway Administration has provided these tips in the event of snow.

CAMBRIDGE — The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Scienceand Maryland Department of Natural Resources have been named among the five winners of a $10,000 Stage 1 Prize in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s national Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge.