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Allyson Ladley and Chrissy Rhodes pull a crab pot from the water off Smith Island, where students are learning about the culture of local watermen. (Ricky Carioti - The Washington Post)
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 Chesapeake Bay Program
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Series: Chesapeake Summer
 Explore the life in and around the Chesapeake Bay with the 2002 Summer Series.
 Bayside Towns' Days in the Sun Are Long Past (The Washington Post, 8/27/02)
 A Haven for Blacks and History (The Washington Post, 8/20/02)
 Digging Up the Past to Restore an Island (The Washington Post, 8/13/02)
 On the Bay, Fishing and Philosophizing (The Washington Post, 8/6/02)
 Spanning Half a Century (The Washington Post, 7/30/02)
 Vistas for the Artist's Soul (The Washington Post, 7/23/02)
 Around Bay Tributaries, That Stinging Sensation (The Washington Post, 7/16/02)
 Healing the World A Spirit at a Time (The Washington Post, 7/9/02)
 Offshore, the Pelican Reef (The Washington Post, 7/2/02)
Chesapeake's Lessons Flow Both Ways 
A friendly exchange slowly is replacing the tension that existed a decade ago between farmers and bay people in the Chesapeake.

In the News
Md. Crab Industry Angles for Help: Seasonal Worker Cap, Job Abundance Leave Seafood Processors Short-Staffed (Post, Feb. 28, 2005)

Bay's Dialects Slowly Dying: As City Encroaches and Watermen Leave, Linguists Try to Preserve Vernacular (Post, Feb. 19, 2005)

Rescue Effort For Bay Sinking: Lengthy Planning Slows Changes (Post, Jan. 24, 2005)

Planning For Run Thrown Off Stride: Bay Bridge Work May Prevent Event (Post, Jan. 23, 2005)

States Seek U.S. Funds for Bay: Cleanup Far Behind Schedule (Post, Jan. 11, 2005)

Plan for Asian Oysters Worries Del. and N.J.: States Want Md. to Delay Decision On Introduction of Species Into Bay (Post, Dec. 30, 2004)

Pristine Land Has Stafford Mulling Cost, Priorities (Post, Dec. 28, 2004)

More Flaws Found on Bay Bridge: Decaying Underside May Force Deck Replacement (Post, Dec. 23, 2004)

Lawsuit Pushes Md. on Pollution: Environmentalists Demand Faster Work on Clean Water (Post, Dec. 10, 2004)

Conservation Hits Bumpy Waters: In Ecosystem-Based Method of Preservation, Fish is Pitted Against Fish (Post, Dec. 4, 2004)

Chesapeake Bay Report Issues Dismal Bill of Health (Post, Nov. 29, 2004; 12:42 PM)

Advocates For Bay To Sue The EPA: Foot-Dragging On Cleanup Alleged (Post, Nov. 10, 2004)

Watermen Tap Oyster Reserve: Managed Md. Crop Opened Up for a Limited Harvest (Post, Oct. 31, 2004)

Panel Brings Bay Cleanup Cost Into Focus: $15 Billion Needed to Get Started, Group Says, but Funding Remains Elusive (Post, Oct. 28, 2004)

Advocates For Bay Churn Waters: Slow Cleanup Prompts Look At Litigation (Post, Sept. 5, 2004)

Oyster Project Consumed With Problems: Predators Eat Test Shellfish (Post, Aug. 25, 2004)

Progress Minimal On Bay Pollution: Views Vary on Headway in Cleanup, But All Agree More Money Is Needed (Post, Aug. 21, 2004)

Bay's 'Bad Water' Churns Unease: Summer's Low-Oxygen Zones Leave Sea Life, Locals at a Loss (Post, Aug. 16, 2004)

3 Senators Seek GAO Review of Bay Cleanup: Progress Reported By Agency Disputed (Post, Aug. 12, 2004)

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