DMME’s Fracking Regulations – Public Comment Period

Background document and resource materials provided by the Southern Environmental Law Center: For the last two years, DMME has been considering improvements to Virginia’s oil and gas regulations— the process was initiated by an industry petition in December 2013 to use FracFocus in Virginia as a method to disclose fracking fluids used in well stimulation. DMME […]

Putting “tribute” back in tributary

As this year comes to a close, we wish you the peace of the season and invite you to read this reflection by our newest board member, Bobby Whitescarver, entitled “Every Person, Every Tributary”— written for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Click on this link or the image below to see the finished product that was published in […]

Soundings: Sail Day 4

Friday, July 11, 2014 Block Island Sound to Shelter Island Weather Forecast: Mostly cloudy in the morning…then clearing. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph…Becoming southeast this afternoon. Mostly clear in the evening…then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. New […]

Soundings: Sail Day 3 (unedited)

Thursday, July 9, 2014. 0100 hours (that’s 1:00 am) Heading 60 degrees north Somewhere off Long Island Looks like tracking software has lost the link. We did not sink off Atlantic City! New tracking link: https://track.gs/F7wFD8 My two hour watch rotation was from 2300 on Day 2 ending at 0100 this morning. Perfect timing for […]

Soundings: Sail Day 2 (unedited)

Wednesday July 8, 2014 O230 Cape May Point Tried to share waypoint and photograph of the lighthouse and beach from the glow of the beacon, we were that close to the shore as we took a few miles off of our entrance to the ocean. Shut eye: 0300 0500 – 0800 watch duty with Lex and […]

Soundings: Sail Day 1

Tuesday, July 7, 2014    0830 Pre-Sail Briefing: Clements Creek Marina off the Severn River Lex Birney, Skipper Edward Parry Pete McKenna Ted Dessasaure Duncan Hood Bill Howard Weather Forecast: Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point to North Beach MD SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL PREVAIL OVER THE WATERS TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS TONIGHT AND […]

Soundings: The Back Story

This story was first posted in July of 2014, but provides a little back story to my ongoing adventures on the good ship Arcadia and my good friend Lex Birney’s entry into the Annapolis Bermuda Race 2016. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch […]

Clarke Resident George Ohrstrom Is A Conservation ‘Superman’

Posted March 24, 2014 By Val Van Meter, The Winchester Star reprinted with permission BERRYVILLE — Unlike other sports which need an arena, or a field or even a court, fox hunting can only be pursued over large stretches of open land. That’s one reason why The Chronicle of the Horse magazine and the Masters of […]

Help us do more in 2014

Friends of the Downstream Project: In 2013, The Downstream Project helped many regional conservation organizations accomplish their missions. To help us do even more in 2014, please consider making a donation to The Downstream Project. We are helping them get the word out. The Downstream Project provides omnimedia services to conservation groups that protect water […]

The Downstream Project and C Spout Run to be featured at Water Summit

Come to the Virginia Citizens for Water Quality (VCWQ) Water Summit this coming weekend and be inspired.  The Downstream Project’s (TDP) Executive Director, Bill Howard, will be giving a keynote talk along with C Spout Run partners Nesha McCrae of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality and Seth Coffman of Trout Unlimited.  They’ll outline how the […]