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This web site is provided as a public service by Bay Journal Media. Its content is made possible by donations from individuals and by grants from the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Campbell Foundation, Brendsel Family Foundation, Rauch Foundation, Sumner T. McKnight Foundation, Virginia Environmental Endowment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Shared Earth Foundation. Views expressed in the Bay Journal do not necessarily reflect those of any governmental or grant-making organization.


Bay Journal is copyrighted by Bay Journal Media, but articles may be reproduced as long as the Bay Journal is credited. Those wishing to reproduce articles from the Bay Journal are asked to notify the editor.

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Bay Journal Media retains the rights to all images used on Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to additional restrictions on use. Permission to use images from must be obtained in writing from the Bay Journal at the following address:

Karl Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief
619 Oakwood Drive
Seven Valleys, PA 17360-9395

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This system is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for comparable purposes. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Content Accuracy, Completeness, and Usability of Bay Journal Information:

Information served here comes from a wide array of state, federal, regional, local, industrial, academic, and stakeholder partners. The editors of the Bay Journal make every effort to provide and maintain accurate, complete, usable, and timely information.

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The documents posted on this web site contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the user's convenience. The Bay Journal does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to particular items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites or the organizations sponsoring the sites.


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