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Close-up of Hydrilla verticillata

Battling Hydrilla: Maryland’s complicated relationship with an invasive species

Rona Kobell • November 13, 2019
When we think of invasive species, we think of exotic invaders that have found their way to our shores and disrupted our ecosystems in short order. Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes fouling discharge pipes. Nutria in the Chesapeake Bay munching their way through protective marshes. The European green crab eating its way up the food web on the Maine coast.  Read more . . .
Maryland Sea Grant Extension Specialist Eric Buehl with Kathy Thornton, the arboretum’s land steward.

Paradise Unpaved: Adkins Arboretum’s Parking Lot Becomes an Extension of its Gardens

Rona Kobell • November 5, 2019
For about a decade, Ginna Tiernan would look out over the parking lot at Adkins Arboretum and think about what could be.  Read more . . .
Portrait of Yonathan Zohar standing in front of an aquaculture tank at the Aquaculture Research Center

Aquaculture’s Blue Revolution Runs Through the Land

Rona Kobell • October 25, 2019
For Yonathan Zohar, the path to a blue revolution is not only near the sea. It’s in northern Wisconsin, where Superior Fresh and researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point raise salmon in a land-based, snow-covered greenhouse far from the ocean.  Read more . . .
Cover 2018 MD Sea Grant annual report

Annual Report Highlights Successes and Priorities

Rona Kobell • October 11, 2019
Last year was a busy one for our program. Our Extension team continued their efforts to help Eastern Shore communities remain resilient in the face of rising water levels, ensure seafood is processed safely, and assist oyster growers in securing business loans.  Read more . . .
Close-up of an Eastern pondmussel (Ligumia nasuta)

Meet the Anacostia’s Latest Pollution Fighter

Rona Kobell • September 25, 2019
In March of 1791, French architect Pierre Charles L’Enfant came to Washington to build a city atop a marshy expanse. From the hill where the United States Capitol would eventually be placed, he envisioned a city that would grow between two rivers, the Potomac to the west and the Anacostia to the east.  Read more . . .