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8/23/2014 -
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Oyster Reef Project exceeds expectations

Thanks to a generous grant from Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, the Association contracted five summer interns to assist with the baseline assessment and ongoing documentation of the oyster reef project. The Association was able to leverage Cove...

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8/21/2014 -
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St. Mary's advances mandated apartment, condo recycling

St. Mary's County is moving ahead with plans to require recycling at apartment and condominium complexes of 10 units or more. The requirement would locally implement provisions contained in a bill that passed the Maryland General Assembly...

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8/12/2014 -
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UPDATE: Plant project proponents, foes, react to court action

An opinion and order issued earlier this month by a Circuit Court judge has drawn reaction from the players involved in the controversial Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export project. After issuing a 17-page opinion regarding the Calvert...

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8/11/2014 -
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Judge rules against Calvert Commissioners in gas plant measure

Opponents of a plan to build a $3.8 billion liquefaction unit at a Lusby gas plant are declaring a significant victory after a Circuit Court judge ruled the Calvert County Commissioners violated the state constitution last October with their approval...

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8/8/2014 -
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Calvert League cancels gas plant meeting

Officials from the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Calvert County have announced the cancellation of a planned town hall meeting on the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exportation project. The session was to have been held Thursday...

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8/3/2014 -
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NRP launches "don't get pinched" campaign to catch illegal crabbers

The Maryland Natural Resources Police rolled out its newest education and enforcement campaign ? "Don't Get Pinched­" ? to help protect the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. "Our slogan, 'Don't Get Pinched,' is a lighthearted way of reminding people...

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8/3/2014 -
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Local teams compete in 2014 Special Olympics Sailing Regatta

The 2014 Special Olympics Sailing Regatta at St. Mary's College of Maryland has come and gone for this year. Our local SOSMCO coach, athletes and partners certainly held their own during this fun-filled weekend. This year's regatta warranted us with...

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8/2/2014 -
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Audubon Society names St. Mary's River Watershed Assoc. Conservationist of the Year

The Southern Maryland Audubon Society has given its annual Conservationist of the Year award since 1993 to recognize outstanding contributions to protecting, conserving and enhancing the environmental quality and natural resources...

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8/2/2014 -
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Four new Maryland fishing records set

SubmitThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources certified two northern snakehead, one cobia and one wahoo State record fish in June. The first-ever record snakehead was trumped in a matter of hours by another angler's catch. Just after midnight...

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7/30/2014 -
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Dominion declines participation in League's meeting

A town hall meeting planned by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Calvert County will apparently be minus one participant when it is held in August. The purpose of the League's meeting at Calvert Library Prince Frederick Thursday, Aug. 14...

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7/28/2014 -
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Charles County Government reminds citizens of summer safety

As we dive deeper into summer, Charles County Government urges citizens to keep summer safety in mind. Knowing basic safety tips this summer may keep you out of the emergency room, so you can focus on having fun. First, know the difference between...

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7/27/2014 -
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Southern Maryland Audubon, Sotterley and SMECO give owls a home

Are you a Barn Owl looking for a home? Thanks to an array of owl-friendly folks in Hollywood, MD, your housing options just increased. A brand new Barn Owl Nest Box has been installed on private agricultural land adjacent to the Sotterley Plantation....

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7/23/2014 -
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Dominion wins permission for pier

With assurances from the applicant and other state officials that disturbance to an oyster bar would be mitigated and no harm would come to the Gov. Thomas Johnson Bridge, the Maryland Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday...

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7/21/2014 -
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Clear the clutter at county shred event

Do you have stacks of old paperwork and documents at home, ready for disposal? If so, bring them to Charles County's free document-shredding event at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) in the stadium parking area on...

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7/17/2014 -
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Project foes address board, demand safety study

With litigation in progress, the Calvert County Commissioners sat stoically Tuesday, July 15 as five county citizens opposed to the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Export Project offered more criticism for the board's support of the plan...

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7/12/2014 -
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Mother Nature can wreak havoc on Southern Maryland motorists

Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your vehicle. Chesapeake Bay area drivers face a trifecta of natural challenges — winters that challenge your vehicle and the roads, salt air, and humid summers. The damage from Mother Nature can be just as bad...

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7/2/2014 -
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Shaw - 'We are not going to take on FERC'

A letter from the Calvert County Environmental Commission to the Calvert County Commissioners regarding the recent environmental assessment of a plan to convert a 40-year old gas plant in Lusby into an import facility prompted one county commissioner...

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7/2/2014 -
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Annual analysis of Blue Crab population voices caution

The newly released 2014 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report encourages fishery managers around the Chesapeake Bay to take a risk-averse approach to blue crab management this year, due primarily to a decrease in the number of female...

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6/28/2014 -
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Household hazardous waste collection July 5

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the next household hazardous waste collection will be held on Saturday, July 5. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot...

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6/27/2014 -
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Celebrate independence by supporting Maryland Farmers this July fourth

With Fourth of July picnics and cookouts just a week away, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) suggests citizens celebrate America's independence by indulging in delicious, locally grown food - from locally produced meat, locally grown...

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