Save the Date! Saturday, March 12 2016
Humans and aquatic organisms alike flock to Coastal environments. About half of the US population lives along our shorelines, and about 75% of commercially important fish species utilize and depend upon coastal environments. With such at stake, we must study, protect and conserve these ecosystems. The Center will strive to connect students with coastal environments, research important issues, and provide local opportunities to make a change.
Something as simple as water from a downspout contributes to a number of unwanted consequences. Roofs and other impervious surfaces alter natural hydrology, increasing the volume of stormwater runoff. This has a variety of impacts including streambank erosion, potholes, unwanted algae from nutrient pollution, bacterial contamination, and flash floods. Fortunately, there are simple, low-cost ways to help decrease the volume of runoff, and minimize the pollutant potential of surface water leaving our properties. More info...
Registration is open for the Coastal Studies Semester this fall. Click here for more information.
The Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies sponsored the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) annual Summer Maryland Biological Stream Survey training which was held at Hood College last week, May 27 – 30. More than fifty people from the DNR, Versar, and other environmental service organizations attended the training to learn more about freshwater taxonomy […]
Nycticorax nycticorax is more commonly known as the Black Crowned Night Heron. Black Crowned Night Herons make their summer homes in Frederick (and other areas in North America) to breed, and then travel back down south to Mexico and Central America during their non-breeding season. As their name suggests, they are much more active at […]