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September 7, 2010

MD's oyster restoration effort begins

The state's long-debated Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration effort gets officially under way today, with the Department of Natural Resources accepting applications to lease bay bottom to raise oysters privately.

My colleague, outdoors writer Candy Thomson, reports that the first application arrived at 7:15 a.m., and by 9 a.m., five bids had rolled in. Go here to read the rest of her blog post about the effort, which conservationists embrace and watermen continue to oppose.

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Tim WheelerTim Wheeler reports on the environment and Chesapeake Bay. A native of West Virginia, he has focused mainly on Maryland's environment since moving here in 1983. Along the way, he's crewed aboard a skipjack in the bay, canoed under city streets up the Jones Fall from the Inner Harbor, and gone deep underground in a western Maryland coal mine. He loves seafood, rambles in the country and good stories. He hopes to share some here.

Contributor Christy Zuccarini has been blogging about the local DIY craft scene for a year for Baltimoresun.com. She brings her pespective on all things handmade to B'More Green, where she will highlight projects you can do yourself as well as crafters who are integrating sustainable methods and materials.
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