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Volunteering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Farm Stewardship Team organized a volunteer tree planting at Linganore Creek on the Monacacy River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed–home to people, plants, and critters alike. In four hours we planted 1,100 trees to create a stream side buffer to help reduce pollution and make water cleaner in the […]

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Environmental Film Festival

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The 26th Environmental Film Festival held in the nation’s capital is the largest environmental film festival in the world. For the second year I attended, this year, two showings: “Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight” and “Chasing Coral.” Wild Florida drew me to my original home state, portraying the Florida beyond the Disneyfication of the peninsula. Carlton […]

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Travel in the Philippines

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For three weeks (Feb-March) I traveled throughout the Philippines, often by jeepney. The beloved jeepney is an icon of the Philippines–now collateral in the push to modernize the country and the pushback to preserve this way of life. Following WWII with no government transit system, Filipinos cobbles together surplus parts left behind by U.S. troops. Not much has changed, […]

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Surfrider Foundation, D.C. Chapter

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The Surfrider Club, D.C. chapter, held its monthly meeting in the upstairs room in the Patagonia store, Georgetown. Afterwards we had tacos and happy hour at El Centro. We talked about environmental initiatives, surf trips, and ways to get involved. The club ambition: “Our actions locally can significantly affect the health of the coast, the […]

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2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference

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This is the 8th Delaware Wetlands Conference, hosted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Wetlands make up a quarter of the land in Delaware and play a vital role in the health of the Chesapeake. The conference began in 2001 as a small gathering at Cape Henlopen State Park (my […]