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Live Water Foundation Gives the Gift of Water

If you’ve ever stood at the edge of the ocean and stared out into the waves, you know the beauty, tranquility, and healing power of water. Our bodies are 97% water, so it’s no surprise the Earth’s waters call to us. This is the Live Water Foundation’s mission: to bring the healing power of water […]

Celebrating 50 Years of “Hands in the Mud” Passion for Wetlands

When we think about wetlands, we think about the native grasses and wildlife that exist in the coastal areas around our waterways. What we don’t often think about is how these ecosystems function and how they benefit our waterways, wildlife, and our quality of life. When our wetlands thrive, they improve water quality by filtering […]

How Much Do Cigarettes Impact Water Quality? More Than You Think

Most of us learn from an early age about the dangers cigarettes pose to our health. But how many of us learn about the dangers they pose to the environment? For most of us, it never enters our minds. But consider these numbers: 25 million pounds of pesticides are used on tobacco crops each year. […]

ShoreRivers is working to make clean, swimmable water an essential right

“Is it safe to swim in the river?” This is one of the most common questions ShoreRivers hears from community members. It’s an understandable concern. Contact with bacteria- or toxin-laden water can result in eye, ear, and respiratory diseases, skin rashes, gastrointestinal issues, and even brain or liver damage. No one wants to get sick […]

Anacostia Watershed Society: Cleaning Our Waters One Mussel at a Time

If you spend any time working with the Anacostia Watershed Society, you will come to appreciate the humble mussel. Thanks to these filter feeders, the water of the Anacostia River is growing cleaner by the day. Today, the Anacostia River meets standards for swimming 60% to 70% of the time. “Our goal is to restore […]

Waterkeepers Chesapeake Announces Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Campaign

There’s nothing more essential to our survival than water. But this precious resource is fragile and must be protected. Microbes, salts, and pollution from agriculture and industry, along with the effects of global warming, threaten our critical water sources. The federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972, went a long way towards reducing water pollution […]

How ShoreRivers is Taking Action on Climate Change

Our 2021 Ecoprint calendar, Protecting the Natural Beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, has given us the opportunity to work with 13 different organizations, all dedicated to helping solve the environmental challenges in this important ecological hub. December features ShoreRivers, an organization that promotes climate resilience by advocating for climate-smart legislation, restoring natural landscapes, and educating […]

Join us for Car Free Day

Car Free Day is an international event held every September 22 to help reduce the number of cars on the roads and encourage people to find other transportation options (train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walking). Car Free Day is celebrated in 46 countries and over 2,000 cities. Going car-free (or car-lite in the […]

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Begins to Rebuild

Our 2021 Ecoprint calendar, Protecting the Natural Beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, has given us the opportunity to work with 13 different organizations, all dedicated to helping solve the environmental challenges in this important ecological hub. September features Phillips Wharf Environmental Center (PWEC), a nonprofit located in Talbot County, Maryland that works to educate people […]

Waterkeepers Chesapeake and the Fight to Clean Up Conowingo Dam

Our 2021 Ecoprint calendar, Protecting the Natural Beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, has given us the opportunity to work with 13 different organizations, all dedicated to helping solve the environmental challenges in this important ecological hub. August features Waterkeepers Chesapeake, an organization that works to protect their community, rivers, and streams from pollution. Since it […]