Conservation News: March 2019

By Dave Keane

2019 “Project Clean Stream” Event

What: PVFF “Home Waters” Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: TBD

Where: Catoctin Creek Nature Center – Middletown, MD

Stream: Catoctin Creek

Our Club will once again be cleaning up our “Home Waters” and supporting “Project Clean Stream”.

As spring arrives, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to remove trash from local streams, creeks, rivers and parks as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream — the largest cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region! Cleanups take place across the entire Chesapeake watershed, in all 6 Bay states and DC. Check out the Alliance’s website for all of the great work that they do.

Join Club members in cleaning up our “Home Waters” and supporting “Project Clean Stream”.

You can sign up for Project Clean Stream Here:

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Maryland DNR – Fishing Awards

There is a new Award program that will recognize anglers with certificates and stickers for catching fish! “FishMaryland” will offer Certificates in the following categories – Species, Catch & Release, Invasive Species, and Multiple Species. More information is available here.

Frederick City News

Frederick City wants you to keep your “butts” off the street! The Frederick City Downtown Partnership has received a grant from the Keep America Beautiful Foundation for thirty cigarette butt recycling containers. The program began in August of 2018 and these Terracycle units have been installed throughout the city to help reduce litter. Did you know that over four billion cigarette butts end up being tossed on the ground each year? Cigarette butts are not biodegradable and contain chemicals that are toxic to fish and macroinvertebrates. Check out the video on this program.