Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Nina Beck Memorial Golf Outing will be held on April 12.
A consignment sale, a golf outing and an art show are just a few things happening around Edgewater and Davidsonville in April. To help you keep track of local events this month, Patch assembled a list of all local happenings in one place. And remember, you can upload your event to the Patch calendar anytime. For more information on any of the following events, click on the link. Little Angels Calendar Voting When: Begins April 8 Where: Online Details: Cast your vote for the cutest baby and decide who will appear in the Little Angel’s Calendar, which benefits the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Nina Beck Memorial Golf Outing When: April, 12 Where: Renditions Golf Club Details: The Nina Beck Memorial Golf …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Beverly-Triton Park is seeking volunteers to help with a park clean-up.
Recently, Patch highlighted a few Virginia college students who were spending their spring break helping the Chesapeake Bay. If these students inspired you to get involved—then you should check out some of these local volunteer opportunities. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of projects. Check out the details below and stay up-to-date on volunteer opportunities on their website. Event: Project Clean Stream Date: April 6, 9 a.m. to noon Details: Join West/Rhode Riverkeeper and the Anne Arundel Public Water Access Committee and clean up old trash dumps in Beverly-Triton Park. This beautiful park was just recently opened to a wider audience and is in need of some work. You can find parking at the end of…
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Local environmentalists are featured in a playful JibJab Christmas video.
Christmastime is accompanied with lots of things—cookies, eggnog, ugly sweaters, repetitive radio stations and classic holiday films. But perhaps my favorite tradition is quirky, plug-and-play digital Christmas cards. To my delight, County Councilman and West/Rhode Riverkeeper Christ Trumbauer (D-6th District) recently posted a "JibJab" digital Christmas card that features he and his staff sleighing down a snowy hill. Accompanied by some epic classical music, watch Trumbauer and his crew race down a hill with an epic conclusion. The Councilman and environmentalist tweeted out the video Friday morning with a simple message, "Happy Holidays from West/Rhode Riverkeeper!" Head over to their link to enjoy the full video.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Winners of the Stream Restoration Challenge include the West/Rhode Riverkeeper and county public schools.
Five of 29 new grant recipients to help restore streams in the state are based in Anne Arundel County including the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, according to an announcement Friday by Gov. Martin O’Malley about the winners of the Stream Restoration Challenge. With the new grant program, the state hopes to establish 1,000 acres of forested stream buffers in Maryland by 2015 and improve Chesapeake Bay water quality while creating service learning and environmental literacy activities for students. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper, led by County Councilman Christ Trumbauer (D-6th District), earned nearly $40,000 in special funding in August to help restore local shorelines. The money went specifically to helping a local woman restore about 410 feet of …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Will Saffell, 23, grew up on the water and is extremely eager to get his hands dirty.
The West/Rhode Riverkeeper recently added a new member to its team thanks to the Chesapeake Conservation Corps’ (CCC) volunteer program. After a unique, speed-dating like meet and greet between prospective volunteers and various watershed organizations, West/Rhode Riverkeeper and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District) said he knew exactly who he wanted. Fortunately for Trumbauer, that volunteer specifically wanted to work for the West/Rhode Riverkeeper, giving 23-year-old Will Saffell a fast track to become the newest member of south county environmental organization. Not even a week into his year-long stint with Trumbauer’s team, Saffell sat down with Patch to discuss his passion for the environment, why he chose the West/…
Friday, August 31, 2012
The South River Federation and the West/Rhode Riverkeeper each received special funding to assist in specific shoreline projects along local waterways.
Two local environmental organizations received more than $50,000 in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Trust on Thursday to build living shorelines along local waterways. Sixteen total recipients received more than $800,000 at a gathering in Eastport while The Chesapeake Bay Trust granted $12,880 to the South River Federation and $39,850 to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper along with 14 other groups. According to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, living shorelines are a stabilization technique that use natural habitat elements like rocks—instead of bulkhead or riprap—to protect shorelines from erosion while also providing critical habitat for fish, crabs and other wildlife. The trust partnered with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …
Want to go swimming this Labor Day weekend in local waters? Go ahead, it's safe!
The following post was shared by West/Rhode Riverkeeper and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District). It focuses on the bacteria levels found in local waterways surrounding the West and Rhode rivers. Well, we've wrapped up another sampling season (and another summer???). Great news for this week—no high bacteria readings were recorded. Always fun to end on a high note! For those going out on the Rhode River for the fireworks on Saturday, please be safe but have fun! We are able to bring you bacteria results because of the support of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and our members. Please consider joining West/Rhode Riverkeeper if you are not a member. And mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 20 for our 2nd annual Fall Auction. The …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Officials with the West/Rhode Riverkeeper said they found high levels of bacteria in the Flat Island portion of the Rhode River.
The following was submitted by Joe Ports, conservation coordinator, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, and edited by Patch. Wednesday's sampling found Flat Island in the Rhode River exceeded the EPA's single-test threshold for safe swimming. We had a bit of rain prior to this round of sampling so the cause of this high reading could be runoff. To try and reduce our high bacteria levels remember to pick up after your pets and discourage the feeding of resident waterfowl. To see our results along with those from our neighboring rivers don't forget to check out our Swim Guide app. We're here to help so remember, if you're out on the water and see anything weird, report it to us. For general information about the risks of swimming and other human health …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Want to take a dip this weekend? Go right ahead, our local waterways are safe to swim in!
The following post was submitted by West/Rhode Riverkeeper and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District), and focuses on the bacteria levels found in local waterways. Great news this week—no high bacteria levels were recorded. A few more good weeks of summer swimming season—I hope you're able to get out and enjoy them. If you're out on the water and see anything weird, remember to report it to us. For general information about the risks of swimming and other human health issues, see our one-page sheet on the subject by clicking here. You can also see our water quality maps generated from our weekly sampling on our website. Click here to check them out! Thanks for staying informed about water quality on our rivers. Sincerely, …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Holly Hills and Flat Island both had bacteria levels above the EPA single-test threshold.
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Friday, August 10, 2012
The following post was submitted by West/Rhode Riverkeeper and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer (D-6th District). The post focuses on the bacteria levels found in local waterways. This week's sampling recorded three high bacteria counts. For the second week in a row, Holly Hills and Flat Island on the Rhode River both had levels above the EPA single-test threshold for safe swimming. Also, Columbia Beach on the Chesapeake Bay was above the safe swimming limit. All other sites were well below the EPA threshold. If you haven't yet, please check out our results on Swim Guide, and share with your friends. Download it in the app store (for free!) or check out www.theswimguide.org. For general information about the risks of swimming and other …