Archive for June, 2014

Healthy Patapsco River oysters

Oysters at Fort Carroll (a belated posting)

Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock, Watershed

Mr. Chris Judy from MD DNR visited Ft Carroll last November (2013) to sample the oyster reef that is located between the fort and Key Bridge in an effort to assess the health of this population of oysters (we are on the northern edge of oyster habitat on the bay..
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this image is immediately down stream of an exposed sewer line.


Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in Storm Water Runoff, Studies, Watershed

Let’s talk about stormwater for a minute.   There certainly has been much discussion in the last few years about stormwater.  Unfortunately, much of the discussion has centered on snappy slogans like “rain tax” and “stormwater fees.”   Unfortunately, we spend time arguing about the slogans and never really talk..
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monitoring boat

A monitoring trip on the creek

Posted on June 17th, 2014 · Posted in Monitoring Program

Not long ago I had the opportunity to help out with a monitoring trip on Rock Creek.  We had perfect weather; I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon.   First, Caryn showed us how to calibrate the water quality meter, so that our data would..
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Oysters Planting by Oysters Rock a Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Posted on June 11th, 2014 · Posted in Oysters Rock

A BIG thank you to Chris and Nancy Wallis, our Program Directors for Oysters Rock, a Marylanders Grow Oysters Program.  On Saturday June 7, we deposited 37 bushels of young oysters on the oyster sanctuary reef at Ft. Carroll. Chris says “From my perspective, this has been another successful season...
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Replacing the Aeration (Bubbler) System

Posted on June 9th, 2014 · Posted in Aeration System

  As many of us know, the Anne Arundel County study of the Rock Creek Aeration (Bubbler) System concluded that an aeration system is needed to maintain the health of Rock Creek.  In this year’s budget (2014),  the county funded the design stage for replacing the aging system.   One of..
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