MCAC’s evaluation of proposed pollution trading regulations (10/18/17) - On October 11, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) announced their intention to propose regulations that would establish a nutrient pollution trading program in the state. The program would enable buying
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Maryland Pesticide Education Network’s Ruth Berlin and Cleo Braver (9/20/17) - “Going organic” is a phrase that’s tossed around a lot these days, but it’s not always clear what that means or why it’s a good thing – for the planet,
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Fair Farms’ Alicia LaPorte (8/28/17) - All month long, MCAC has been focusing on why we need a more sustainable agriculture system. With perfect timing, Alicia LaPorte joined our community working to create a resilient and
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Chesapeake Legal Alliance’s Mary Clemmensen (7/21/17) - The Chesapeake Bay is on all of our minds with summertime in full swing. It’s a time to fish, swim, kayak, sail and enjoy the region’s natural beauty – but
When there’s too much manure, move it (7/20/17) - Manure is a fact of life on a farm. It’s also a natural fertilizer that helps farmers grow their crops. But when spreading manure causes the land to become oversaturated
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy and Oakland View Farms showcase winning conservation strategies (7/18/17) - Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, one of MCAC’s partner groups, and Oakland View Farms in Ridgley, MD were recently honored for their partnership to clean up local waterways, winning the national Outstanding
What’s going on with transparency? (6/30/17) - Transparency and accountability have been priorities of the Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition since its inception. As government, industry and communities work together to reduce pollution, we must be able to
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Center for Progressive Reform’s Evan Isaacson (6/27/17) - All month long, MCAC has been highlighting the Bay cleanup plan, also known as the Bay TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load), in order to keep track of the progress that
Healthy farms – and the climate – need healthy soils (6/2/17) - For those who don’t spend a lot of time on farms, it’s easy to think of soil as simply dirt. But it’s much more than that. Fertile, healthy soil is
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s Jeff Horstman (5/23/17) - Jeff Horstman serves as the Executive Director of the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, as well as the Miles-Wye Riverkeeper on the Eastern Shore. Through this work, Horstman is a first-hand witness
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ Karla Raettig (5/4/17) - Maryland League of Conservation Voters’ Karla Raettig is the Executive Director of the leading political organization for Maryland’s environment. Maryland LCV is a state-wide, nonpartisan organization that uses political action
Pollution trading: risky scheme or market-based solution? (4/28/17) - As Maryland and other Chesapeake Bay states work to reduce pollution in our waterways, one potential strategy continues to stir debate, namely, a system that has been variously called pollution
Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Assateague Coastal Trust’s Kathy Phillips (3/31/17) - Assateague Coastal Trust’s Kathy Phillips is on the front lines of the fight for clean water on the Lower Eastern Shore, where she has been very involved with citizen groups
To enforce pollution laws, we must provide the resources to do it (3/27/17) - One vital component of cleaning up local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay is enforcing laws already on the books to improve water quality and hold polluters accountable. In Maryland, this
Pass the Community Healthy Air Act! (03/20/17) - We all want to live in neighborhoods that are safe. But many communities on the Lower Eastern Shore are seeing growing threats to their clean and healthy neighborhoods. The poultry