Restore Rock Creek Spring Cleanup at Weinberg Park

Posted on March 28th, 2017 · Posted in Events, Stream Clean Ups, Watershed

Join us Saturday April 1st for Restore Rock Creek’s Annual Spring Cleanup Join all of you friends and neighbors in this year’s cleanup efforts. We will be focusing on a portion of the Weinberg Park beach off of Fairview Beach Rd. Most gear will be provided including bags and glove,..
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Restore Rock Creek Community Meeting

Posted on November 17th, 2016 · Posted in Aeration System, Events, Monitoring Program, Presentation, Stream Clean Ups, Watershed

Join Restore Rock Creek and our partners on Dec 8th from 7 -9 pm at Northeast High School Cafeteria 1121 Duvall Highway Pasadena MD 21122 We will be hosting several groups to share information on activities in our watershed and the tidal Patapsco region. Welcome & Restore Rock Creek Update..
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Research Project on Rock Creek: Floating Wetland or Floating Island

Posted on August 9th, 2016 · Posted in Watershed

  Rock Creek is a stressed environment.  Its waters are choked with algal blooms periodically during the year.  On August 4th, we measured visibility into the water column in three different places at about 18” (4 decimeters).  We have seen worse, but this is not good.  Algae thrive on nitrogen..
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Seeds For Spring Event March 19th

Posted on February 8th, 2016 · Posted in Events, Presentation, Watershed

Seeds for Spring Restore Rock Creek Spring Planting Event Please join Restore Rock Creek (RRC) as we prepare for the growing season by starting seeds.Our Seeds For Spring event will give some hands-on experience starting seeds indoors, learn about the benefits of native plant species, and help us take the..
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Restore Rock Creek Community Meeting 11/4/15 at MD Yacht Club

Posted on October 26th, 2015 · Posted in Aeration System, Events, Monitoring Program, Oysters Rock, Presentation, Watershed

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 4th from 6-9PM at the MD Yacht Club for an in depth report on the projects that affect the Rock Creek watershed. Special guests; Dr. Lora Harris, MD Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, one of our earliest liaisons regarding the aeration system in Rock Creek, and representatives from;..
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Programs Update

Posted on April 30th, 2015 · Posted in Monitoring Program, Oysters Rock, Stream Clean Ups, Watershed

Restore Rock Creek’s Community Meeting earlier this week drew in excess of 55 attendees!!   The venue at the Maryland Yacht Club was excellent as were the presenters and audience participation.  Updates were provided on our Monitoring Program, Oyster Gardening Program, Stream Clean Up Efforts and Restoration Plans for the..
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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.

Stormwater

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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Opportunity to Volunteer

Posted on November 29th, 2012 · Posted in Watershed

I received a request from the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer Coordinator for Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.  Restore Rock Creek has worked with them for the past couple of years during the Project Clean Steam with our annual spring clean up.  This year, they would like to expand beyond trash pickups and..
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Total Maximum Daily Loads – A Citizens Guide

Posted on November 15th, 2012 · Posted in Watershed

I found a good overview of the Total Maximum Daily Loads.  It’s a citizens guide to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.     Rock Creek is an impaired waterway as is the Patapsco River.  The overall program of cleaning up the bay is based on the concepts covered in this  easy..
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