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Here's all the latest river-related news!September 2012
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Two Rivers Auction!
Riverkeeper Report
Restoration Update
Conservation Corps'ner
Regulatory Double Play
Cute Little Things
Rally for Clean Water
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Two Rivers Auction
Saturday, Oct 20 
6:30-8:30 pm in Galesville

Food, music, friends, and the excitement of getting a great deal on a fabulous auction item-to give as a gift or keep for yourself. 

Enjoy gourmet food by Whole Foods of Annapolis and live music by world renowned jazz musicians the Rob Levit Trio!


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Chris Riverkeeper Report by Chris Trumbauer 

West/Rhode Riverkeeper was founded in 2005. Seven years later, we've grown a great deal. We're ready to take some big steps. This year, we're undergoing a new Strategic Planning process, and we've recently added new members to our team. Thanks to your support, we're continuing on this impressive upward trajectory.  Read more... 

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Restoration Update by Joe Ports & Chris Trumbauer 
Thanks to the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, we've been able to tackle some exciting new restoration activities. Joe is growing underwater grasses to plant in the West River, and he is leading our Marylanders Grow Oysters programs on the Rhode River. In addition, we are nearing the groundbreaking for our Camp Letts stormwater wetland project, and working on funding a stream restoration in the powerline right-of-way in Harwood.  Read more...
Will Saffell Conservation Corps'ner by Will Saffell                 

Meet Will Saffell. Will is our 2012-13 Chesapeake Conservation Corps member. He comes to us as a recent graduate from Towson University, where he received a degree in Biology and Environmental Science. Will is looking forward to getting engaged in all of our restoration and conservation activities. We're sure glad to have him aboard. In this issue of Conservation Corp'ner, Will tells you a little about himself, and his interests.  Read More...

Regulatory Double Play by Bob Gallagher  

Two of the biggest contributors of nutrient pollution to our rivers are runoff from the application of manure to farm fields and septic systems. Important new regulations limiting both were recently approved. There is more work to do, but these new rules represent a step in the right direction. Read More...

fruit sticker Cute Little Things by Bob Gallagher    

Those little stickers on your grocery store produce? Turns out they may turn up in the strangest places...   Read more...

Blue MistOwn a Piece of History!  

Our beautiful 52 ft commuter yacht is FOR SALE! All proceeds will benefit the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. We plan to put Blue Mist up for bid at our Two Rivers Auction.  See the listing...

Clean Water Rally RALLY FOR CLEAN WATER!                

Join West/Rhode Riverkeeper and Waterkeepers from near and far as we rally for Clean Water in Washington, DC. There are two events in which you can participate: A Speakers Panel on Thursday, Sept 13 and a good ol' fashioned Rally on Saturday, Sept 15. If you care about clean water, show your support and come to one of these events. For details, CLICK HERE!

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Our final kayaking night of the season is TONIGHT, September 6.

Take a kayak out for a spin and enjoy the West and Rhode Rivers!