Water's Color (Artist Marc Castelli)
The Hidden World (Stream Waders)
Night Vision (Bats in Western Maryland)
Chestertown Maryland artist Marc Castelli is profiled; a look at how citizen volunteers keep watch over community streams; and, on-going research on bats in western Maryland.
Hidden Rivers Hidden Rivers explores the impact that storm water runoff has on streams, creeks, rivers and on the Chesapeake Bay. Each time it rains, millions of gallons of rainwater pours into subterranean pipes, surface concrete culverts, and ditches. The water and everything in it—chemicals, petroleum products and other pollutants—is drained from paved surfaces into a huge network of pipes that dumps it into streams, rivers, and creeks that feed into the Chesapeake Bay. This extraordinary web-like network of subterranean and unseen manmade rivers also carries an overlooked but major pollutant: sediment. Dirt from roads, parking lots, driveways, construction sites and many other sources all contribute to the pollution of the bay and its many tributaries.
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A Dog's Eye View Sheepdog trainers coax the ancient herding instinct from their dogs during instruction and in competition.
Bayscaping A grassroots movement is making its way across Maryland. It’s an environmental movement called Bayscaping that encourages the use of native plants and gardening techniques that helps to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The best news: anyone can help improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay with Bayscaping.
The Rising Tide Scientists explore rising sea level in Chesapeake Bay that is claiming habitat in the form of islands and marshes.
Hunters of the Forest Edge Maryland Department of Natural Resources ecologist Dave Brinker searches the forest to find the Great Horned Owl.
Shot and Clay In the end, it's split-second timing that means the difference between hit or miss. For trap shooters, smoking the bird makes all of the practice and preparation worth it.
Schooner Schooling Students from around Maryland experience first-hand life on the Chesapeake Bay aboard a "floating classroom," the schooner Sultana.
The Million Dollar Lure II Anglers from around Maryland test their skill in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ second annual statewide Fishing Challenge.
Driving the Shell For many years the public has imagined only limited recreational uses for the Patapsco River. A great place to crab, but you wouldn’t want to swim in some parts of it. Boaters have had no qualms using the branches of the Patapsco as a road to the Bay. But if you look carefully along the banks of the river, you will see evidence of the revival of a sport that once flourished in Baltimore’s watery back yard: boathouses that serve as the headquarters for a number of rowing clubs, including the Baltimore Rowing Club.
Beauty and the Beasts Maryland is graced with the beauty of rare wild orchids that grow in out-of-the-way places around the state. Botanists are concerned about some species of wild orchids, though, as they fall victim to the ever-expanding hand of man.