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August 25, 2010
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Thinking of Taking a Dip in the Bay?
Think Again...

Recent articles in The Capital and the Washington Post (Click on the papers' names to read the stories.)
highlighted the risks of exposure when in contact with the Bay's waters to elevated bacteria levels and pollution, especially 48 hours after a rain storm. 

Rain storms cause run-off which carry pollutants like bacteria (e.g., pet waste is a large source in our area), nitrogen/phosphorus (e.g., lawn and garden fertilizer are a large source in our neighborhoods) into the Bay.

So please think twice if you or your pets want to take a dip in the Bay, and its rivers and creeks to cool off this summer! 

And please pick up your pet's waste and don't  fertilize your lawn if you want to do your part to reduce pollution you generate from going into our Chesapeake Bay!

AOTB picnic this Saturday

Read all about it and about the contest to commemorate the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.

The picnic will be fun for the whole family!