Thursday, May 14, 2009

Save The Chesapeake Bay! Do Your Part!

Saving The Chesapeake Bay!

Join in and Do Your Part! We all live in this world together and need to protect our environment. Saving The Chesapeake Bay and watersheds benefit our families, wildlife and ecosystems. Here are a few things that can make a huge difference if we all take some responsibility.

Drive Less – Combine trips /errands reducing air pollution reducing nitrogen into The Bay

Buy local foods from farmers, farmers markets, minimized further emissions related transport. This will also help support local business.

Plant native grasses, trees that don’t require watering and fertilizing. This reduces chemicals that are huge pollutants and toxin runoff.

Plant a tree! Trees prevent erosion; soak up fertilizers and other chemicals that run into the Bay. Trees also add shade to your home which reduces energy costs. Energy costs have sky-rocketed within the last year.

Become and Oyster Gardener! To grow oysters, each workshop participant builds a set of four 'oyster cages' made from wire mesh that will hang from the dock. The gardener also receives several thousand seed oysters. Go to: Chesapeake Bay Foundation for more information and benefits the oyster beds provide to The Bay.

Grasses for The Masses: Restore the health of the Bay by volunteering to grow wild celery (Vallisneria americana), and underwater grass and then plant in selected rivers.

Monique Hailer - OBrien Realty

M: (443)532-5407

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