Take the Clear Choices Clean Water Pollinator Pledge to Celebrate Pollinator Month!

Written by Casey Willson, Waterkeepers Chesapeake Intern  June is pollinator month for the Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign at Waterkeepers Chesapeake and we can’t wait to share all the amazing things that our native pollinators do for us and our ecosystems! A pollinator is any insect or animal that spreads pollen from plant to plant, …

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Take Action: Support Urban Agriculture in Maryland

Take Action to establish the Urban Agriculture Grant Program (SB673/HB269)! Sponsored by Sen. Gallion and Del. Wells, this meaningful bill would establish an Urban Agriculture Grant Program and Fund housed within the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). It will be up to MDA to establish and define the program, but the bill is a necessary first …

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Take Action: Fund the Maryland Healthy Soils Program

Take Action to fund the Maryland Healthy Soils Program (HB8)! This important bill, sponsored by Del. Krimm, would allow Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds to be used for the currently-unfunded Maryland Healthy Soils Program, encouraging and supporting farmers in their journey to build soil health. Benefits of healthy soils on Maryland’s farmland: Increases farm …

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Take the Pledge for Healthy Soil!

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Clear Choices Clean Water campaign added a new pledge on healthy soils to emphasize the importance of soil health and how integral soil is to food production, water sources, and the climate and environment in general. Here at Fair Farms, we’re excited about this new pledge …

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Take Action: Get locally-grown food into Maryland institutions!

With your help, last year Maryland created the Maryland Food for Maryland Institutions Study Group whose goal has been to increase the amount of locally grown food procured by Maryland institutions, providing more market opportunities for our local farming community. Out of that diverse network of stakeholders, came the idea to establish the two important …

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