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          Chesapeake Bay Foundation Receives NFWF Grant To Expand Rotational Grazing      Cache   Translate Page      
On December 3, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will receive more than $850,000 to promote rotational grazing (also known as prescribed grazing) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Rotational grazing enhances soil health, protects and improves water quality, and contributes to a farm’s economic viability.
The grant will be matched by $850,000 in partner funding.
In Pennsylvania, Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York counties will be targeted under the grant.
Partners in the Pennsylvania include Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, the PA Grazing Lands Coalition, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Penn State University, and the Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Regionally, the goal of the grant is to transition 30 farms, including 1,700 acres of farmland, to grazing. This would reduce more than 82,000 pounds of nitrogen, more than 7,000 pounds of phosphorus, and 656 tons of sediment pollution annually.
In addition, the grant includes the formation of a steering committee of project partners to strengthen the partnership and facilitate information exchange, expanding opportunities for  peer-to-peer dialog, and developing outreach materials that highlight the economic and soil health benefits of grazing.
Following the announcement, Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy issued this statement.
“CBF has been involved with rotational grazing for more than 30 years. It has been demonstrated to reduce polluted runoff, reduce a farm’s feed and labor costs, and significantly benefit soil health. Improved soil health makes the farm more resilient to extreme weather as well as helping capture carbon that otherwise would contribute to climate change.
“Converting farms to rotational grazing is a significant part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, and the Bay states have only achieved 18 percent of the 2025 goals.”
For more on Chesapeake Bay-related issues in Pennsylvania, visit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA webpage.  Click Here to sign up for Pennsylvania updates (bottom of left column).  Click Here to support their work.
To learn more about how Pennsylvania plans to meet Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction requirements, visit DEP’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan webpage.
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          DEP Blog: Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities: Lancaster County's Watershed Planning      Cache   Translate Page      
By Allyson Ladley Gibson, Coordinator, Lancaster Clean Water Partners (Facebook)

"Our residents have a strength and determination to succeed."
All or part of 43 Pennsylvania counties are in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Across these counties, community residents are working hard to reduce nitrogen and sediment pollution levels in streams and rivers.
They’re coming together to hammer out a plan they’ll submit to DEP called a Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan—or Phase 3 WIP, for short—that specifies pollution-reducing actions they’ll take.
These Pennsylvanians are helping their communities in a big way. They’re also helping the state meet federal requirements for water quality in the Bay.
“Planning” seems inadequate to describe their endeavor, which requires great teamwork, vision, and passion for community, as well as skill in case-making, numbers-crunching, and logistics-nailing. So, as they strive for healthy local waters, we’re inviting them to share a bit about their efforts in a series of posts we call “Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities: Watershed Planning.”
Lancaster County starts us off. Watch for other county contributions to follow. And if you agree there’s much to be proud of in your community’s efforts, help spread the word by sharing their posts with friends and neighbors on social media. Use the hashtag #healthywatersPA.
Taking the lead in county Phase 3 WIP plan development: Lancaster Clean Water Partners—more than 100 partner groups —are focused on making Lancaster County’s streams clean and clear within our generation.
Folks leading our effort include Joellyn Warren, West Lampeter Township and Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium; Ruth Hocker, City of Lancaster; Justin Evans, Mount Joy Township; Mark Huber, Lancaster County Planning Commission; Brian Gish, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Joe Sweeney, Water Science Institute; Peter Hughes, Red Barn Consulting; and Jeff Hill, Matt Kofroth, and Chris Thompson, Lancaster County Conservation District.  
Healthier streams and rivers mean: Healthy waters mean better quality of life for all of Lancaster County--the bugs in the stream, the microbes in the soil, and the people in the landscape.
One thing we’re especially proud of: We’re especially proud of the positive, respectful conversations among all partners at both small group and large public meetings we’ve had.  The extensive collaboration that Phase 3 WIP planning requires takes some getting used to, but everyone wants to see our waters clean and clear, so they’re open to this collective process.
Main areas we’re focusing our planning on: We really need a centralized data system for restoration, agriculture, and stormwater best management practices, as well as better documentation of practices that are already on the ground so we get credit for the amazing work that has been done.
Our big pluses: Lancaster County residents have a strength and determination to succeed, no matter the situation.  We see Phase 3 WIP plan development as an opportunity to create a local strategy to make our county’s streams clean and clear within our generation.  We’re grateful for the amount of Lancaster-specific data we have (though could always use more), so that we can really customize our approach. This is key to success.
In addition, because Lancaster County presents the largest opportunity for Pennsylvania to make progress on its clean water goals in the Bay watershed, we’re a logical choice for additional funding and resources.  
Our top challenge(s): And we are in need of additional funding and resources.  The rate at which we need to scale up conservation efforts to meet a target 11-million-pound reduction of nitrogen in 6 years is the biggest challenge.  County, state, federal, and private resources/funding will need to likewise scale up, if Lancaster County is going to lead the way with the local implementation efforts. We need more support.  
We’re thinking outside the box on: We’re trying to think innovatively about having streambank vegetation buffers become the norm on public lands, how to tackle stormwater permits at a watershed level, local nutrient management options for agriculture, and how our municipalities can partner with farmers to achieve real reductions.  
The key to our success will be: Our success will rely on continued local participation in both developing our county Phase 3 WIP plan and then implementing it. Increased technical and financial support. A broader engagement across sectors, so that clean water rises as a priority county-wide.
To follow Lancaster County’s progress, visit the Lancaster Clean Water Partners Facebook page.
[Note: Adams, Franklin, Lancaster and York counties are the first to field test the draft county clean water planning process to develop local plans to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution to meet Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction milestones.]
For more information on meeting Chesapeake Bay cleanup milestones, visit PA’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan webpage.
(Photo: Matt Kofroth, Watershed Specialist for Lancaster County Conservation District and a student monitor a stream in the county.)
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          CHESAPEAKE BAY: Cleanup efforts to get funding boost      Cache   Translate Page      
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The Chesapeake Sheriff's Office is close to opening their new $29 million Community Programs Center at the Chesapeake Correctional Center, which will focus on re-entry and work programs in hopes to reduce recidivism rates.

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          Bay Journal: Multifunction Stream Buffers Offer Food For Thought For PA Farms      Cache   Translate Page      
By Donna Morelli, Chesapeake Bay Journal

Don English strode along the mowed path through his streamside buffer on Happy Hollow Farm in Southcentral Pennsylvania with the confidence of an experienced tour guide
. The tiny headwater stream of Deer Creek gurgled by, hardly visible in the tangled sprays of goldenrod and deep purple bergamot growing tall in the sunny spaces between larger trees and shrubs.
It was August, and monarch butterflies and bees were still flitting about. The blueberries were gone, and the elderberries were not quite ripe.
Stopping, he leaned on stacked beehives, pointing out the native trees and shrubs — about 80 species in all-- and announced that the bees had collected enough pollen from the explosion of flowers here to generate 70 pounds of honey so far this year.
The 4-acre streamside buffer designed by his landscape architect wife, Ann, filters pollutants from stormwater and provides wildlife habitat. It also generates nuts, berries, honey and syrup — a bounty that could also deliver a financial return.
It truly is multitasking.
“When I designed [the buffer], I had never heard the term ‘forest farming’ before,” Ann said. “When I did, I said, ‘hey that’s what we’re doing.’ ”
Planting streamside buffers is an important strategy for improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region. These strips of trees, shrubs and grasses secure the soil, filter toxins and absorb nitrogen and phosphorus that would otherwise be carried into streams by stormwater.
On farms, though, planting buffers often means taking land out of production. In recent years, farmers have become increasingly reluctant to do so.
Pennsylvania is far behind in its Bay cleanup goals, and its catch-up strategy relies in part on planting 95,000 new acres of buffers by 2025. The state hopes to boost those plantings by promoting a compromise: buffers that yield a cash crop.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has put money behind the concept by including funds for “multifunctional buffers” in a grant program launched in 2017. So far, the program has helped fund about 350 acres of new buffers-- both multifunctional and conventional-- in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Bay watershed at a cost of $1.6 million.
“Our program is sort of unique in the Bay region,” said Tracey Coulter, the DCNR agroforestry coordinator. “We are embracing this idea, and we are funding it.”
The idea is gaining interest. Various tour groups have been funneled through the Englishes’ farm to see firsthand a mature and productive multifunctional buffer. DCNR staff and grant recipients account for some of the visitors, but Don said the largest groups have been members of the nonprofit Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture.
The long-term goal is to entice more farmers to plant buffers, a critical step in reaching the state’s 2025 goal.
Most buffer plantings on farmland are funded by the federal Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, which provides annual payments for converting cropland to streamside buffers.
But CREP participation has declined, in part because farmers are reluctant to retire cropland. CREP also prohibits generating income from buffers. With state support for multifunction buffers, which can still produce a harvest, advocates hope more farmers might plant buffers.
In the meantime, the multifunction concept is attracting a variety of landowners, and officials are tracking results.
“Right now we’re trying to get buffers in the ground and we’re documenting cost, growth and yields, if any,” said Kelly Rossiter, the DCNR Rivers Program Specialist.
She said buffers might become more valuable over time because they could produce some crops, such as blueberries and elderberries, within a few years, and others, such as chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts, as they mature.
Surprisingly, the grant program was able to launch despite the legislature’s consistent cuts to environmental programs. To do so, the DCNR partnered with the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, a pseudo-state organization known as PennVest, which manages revolving loans for water quality projects.
Executive Director Brion Johnson said the funds contributed to the grant program are an investment to help PennVest learn if the buffers can eventually produce enough revenue to pay back a loan.
“I am optimistic that it will pay off, but there is no data to support a business plan at this time,” Johnson said.
Multifunction buffers may produce edible products and potential income, but their effectiveness at filtering pollution may be less than that of a conventional forest buffer.
Bernard Sweeney, a senior research scientist and former director of the Stroud Water Research Center in Chester County, PA, said that buffers lose some of the pollution-fighting power when they are partially planted with forbs or shrubs.
He cited a 2014 study that looked at how well various buffers reduced the amount of toxins reaching waterways. Results showed that wider buffers generally removed more pollutants, and shrubs removed up to two times the amount of pollutants as grass.
But trees removed up to three times as much as grass and shrubs.
“I personally would love to see at least 35 feet of canopy trees next to the stream with the crop trees providing additional width outside of that core buffer,” Sweeney said. “However, life is a compromise and, if a narrower core of canopy trees is all that a given landowner can provide, then it is a good starting point that we can later build upon to get where we need to be.”
The DCNR grant program provides more flexibility on buffer width and plant types than other state and federal programs to make it more appealing to more landowners. But the grant terms stipulate that buffers must be a minimum of 35 feet wide, with the first 15 feet planted with large tree species.
The landowner must also commit to keeping the buffer intact for 25 years.
The research community is getting involved, too. In November, the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee of the state-federal Chesapeake Bay Program partnership brought together scientists, farmers and nonprofit organizations to discuss multifunctional buffers.
Lara Fowler, a Penn State Law School professor and STAC member said about 50 people came to the two-day forum.
“We recognize that Pennsylvania has such a heavy lift [in the Bay cleanup],” Fowler said. “Our goal is to put together a diverse group of people-- farmers, scientists and nonprofits-- to explore how we can accelerate planting more multifunctional buffers toward Pennsylvania’s goal of 95,000 more acres.”
Only about half of the projects funded to date are on farms. Most of the interested landowners tend to own smaller parcels or have an educational mission-- like one municipality planting a food forest in Lancaster County.
Others include Amish farmers who may be looking for a modest financial return from the planting, and families like the Englishes, who have full-time jobs elsewhere and consider the buffer a labor of love.
Fifty-six acres to be planted along tributaries of the West Branch and central Susquehanna River will mostly be in or near wilderness and span four northcentral counties.
A Lancaster County project will supplement a 17-acre restored floodplain with a buffer-to-table project:
Officials from Warwick Township are talking with two local restaurants about using what the buffer produces in their dishes.
David Wise, restoration manager at the Stroud Center, has been promoting buffers to farmers for about 20 years and has been on the creative end of several successful strategies.
He prefers what he calls the “tried and true” method: simply offering farmers a payment for taking streamside cropland out of production through federal programs, sweetened with additional funds and perks from nonprofit organizations like Stroud and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
“We would love to see this succeed,” he said of the DCNR program. “We’re just not as optimistic as we’d like to be.”
The concept isn’t going to appeal to every farmer, said Eric Burkhart, an ethnobotanist who teaches at PennState University and studies nontimber forest products.
“Not every landowner who has streamfront property that we want to vegetate is going to say, ‘sure I can make money on this,’ ” he said. “Landowners who this appeals to tend to be driven more by philosophy and passion than your average growers.”
Burkhart doesn’t think that marketing the products is an issue. Sellers who specialize in medicinal crops, herbs, berries, ginseng, mushrooms and leeks can’t keep up with the demand. It’s a growing market, he said.
On the other hand, planting and harvesting woodland food is very labor intensive compared to crops like corn and soybeans, which can be harvested mechanically, and therefore is expensive.
“We don’t have anyone who is successfully modeling this,” Burkhart said. “We need more of the DCNR-type program to get things on the landscape for proof of concept.”
To the south, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, researchers surveyed landowners in three watersheds to see if there were any trends in the types of people interested in growing food in streamside buffers.
The findings agreed with Burkhart’s statement: Small farm owners who are philosophically oriented showed the greatest interest.
There is no reason that researchers, funders and proponents of agroforestry should discount these landowners, said John Munsell, a Virginia Tech professor of agroforestry. In some areas, those landowners make up a significant portion of a watershed.
Small farm and nonfarm landowners often have goals for their land that fit well with multifunctional buffers. Don and Ann English exemplify that point.
The couple designed and planted their buffer on weekends. Their weekdays are spent at jobs in the environmental field.
“Our goal was not production,” Ann said. “It is a long-term commitment, and we’re doing it for the experience. Don grew up with that piece of land. It was his family farm, and I’ve known it for a long time. It is important to us.”
Resources
For more information on buffers, financial and technical assistance available, visit DCNR’s Forest Buffers webpage.
New DCNR Grant Round
To learn more about grant opportunities to support riparian buffer, trail and recreation projects, visit DCNR’s Community Conservation Grant Program webpage. A new grant round is opening January 22.
Forest Buffer Summit
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Western PA Conservancy will be hosting a Riparian Forest Buffer Summit on February 20-21 at the Best Western Premier Conference Center, 800 East Park Drive in Harrisburg.
(Photos: Don English checks beehive, removes protective tree tubes from trees in a buffer planted 5 years ago.)
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Virginia Delmarva Peninsula is nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean and offers that rare treasure - peace....
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The Eastern Shore of Virginia (Accomack and Northampton Counties) is separated by the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area and the rest of Virginia by the Chesapeake... $48,000 - $56,000 a year
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          Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 7-9)      Cache   Translate Page      

Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include performances of “The Nutcracker” by Ballet Chesapeake at Towson University Saturday and Sunday and by Harford Dance Theatre at the Amoss Center Friday through Sunday, the annual candlelight tour of historic Havre de Grace on Saturday and a Natural Ornament Workshop at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center on Sunday. Friday, […]

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