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A Day on the River with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

For our final week with the Green Zone Environmental Program (GZEP) participants, we arranged a river excursion on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Almost immediately after leaving the dock, we saw an Osprey return to one of three Osprey nests...

Definitely Not Smokey or Yogi Bear

Fifty yards: that’s how far the black bear was from the stream full of salmon to the field team I was with at Shrimp Bay. Seeing bears from a distance walking away is amazing, but to have one walking towards you not knowing you were...

Swamp Monster, Jr.

So, in my featured picture you may notice that there is mud on my arm, my hair is a bit messy, and, oh yes, it's white. It's just another day working out at Blanca Wetlands. When you come home looking like that, you know it...

Urban Waters National Training Workshop

The Earth Conservation Corps team had the opportunity to attend the Urban Waters National Training Workshop in Arlington, Virginia. We really enjoyed attending the Emerging Youth Leaders Lunch on Tuesday, where we came together with folks from all over the U.S., including from Oregon, Texas, Ohio,...

Swimming in a Salt Pond?

No, my first choice was to cool off. But, then again, why not?  The heat can sometimes play tricks on the mind!  Is that dinner I see walking?  Yes! That definitely looks like dinner!  Don't worry guys, I'll get him!  I'm sorry guys, I didn't get him...

Summer Cleaning

This past week I had a chance to catch up with Sue, since we have both been in and out of the office so much. But before I went to the office, I made a quick trip to Silverthorne to give a talk about birds....

First “Guided by the Ocean” Nature Walk

For the past couple of weeks, Katelyn and I have been working on creating our own weekly guided nature walks. We started up our "Guided by the Ocean" nature walk this past Friday, with the help from Lisa Cox. We didn't know how many people...

Nest Islands and Nagoonberries

  Dusky Camp, Part 2. I just got back from a four-day stint out on the Copper River Delta. This time the wildlife crew and I tackled the 100+ nest islands that needed maintenance. These nest islands were installed into ponds across the delta to increase...