Category: River News

June 23, 2021

Uncovering the Hidden Ecosystems above Oyster Reefs

When thinking about the habitat created by an oyster reef, you might picture minnows, mud crabs, and barnacles that hide in and among the shells. However, the ecosystem of an […]

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June 17, 2021

Thousands of Cicadas Wash Up

            Thousands of cicadas were washed up on the shore of Herring Bay Friday morning, part of a veiny-winged tide of bugs found on boat […]

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November 16, 2020

Mild Weather but Persistent Dead Zones

We have finished the 2020 monitoring season for the South, West and Rhode Rivers. The season was characterized by relatively mild weather but those creeks with the most impervious surfaces […]

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October 9, 2020

Where Do the Ospreys Go?

Here one day, gone the next. Seemingly overnight, the ospreys that populate the Chesapeake Bay in abundance vanish without a trace. Gone is the classic ‘ee-ee-ee’ screech that echoes throughout […]

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September 8, 2020

Help Our Rivers– Catch and Eat Invasive Fish

Invasive Fish Recipes Help native fish by catching and eating non-native invasive species such as Snakehead fish and Blue Catfish. Enjoy these two great recipes below. From: WUSA9! Author: Madeline Cuddihy […]

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2020 Bacteria Sampling

The Federation is proud of the role it plays in keeping residents informed about when and where it is safe to swim. Weekly, all summer long, Marvin Solberg and Diane […]

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Help Our Rivers by Catching and Eating Invasive Fish

Invasive species, like Snakehead fish and Blue Catfish out-compete the native species of fish for food and habitat and damages the local food web. Help our rivers by catching and […]

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July 9, 2020

Osprey Cam Update

The Osprey family is having a wonderful summer on the South River! Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum took turns building their nest. Osprey require the perfect spot to build a […]

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April 27, 2020

Behind the Scenes of our Scorecard

By Sarah Giordano, Arundel Rivers Federation Around this time, each year, we share exciting news about the state of our rivers. Often, we present this in the form of a […]

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April 10, 2020

The Northern Snakehead: Coming to a Creek Near You?

By David Lanier, Arundel Rivers Federation Channa argus, commonly known as the Northern Snakehead, is an invasive fish that is native to parts of China, Korea, and Russia. They were first […]

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