Wednesday, March 17, 2010

looking forward

now that the storms have blown through,
we have had two warm days.
i am hoping this weekend will be the same.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


storms are ending.
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Friday, March 12, 2010

storm watch

i get alerts on my i-phone when anything bad happens or is going to happen. right now, its a flood alert for the potomac river, and that is not good! all of the sand, salt, garbage, asphalt scrapings, car drippings, kitty litter, dog crap, and varied rubbish from the last few months of wintery hell will be washing down the sewers to the creeks and rivers, and finally into whatever water you live near. polluted stormwater overflows into our water supply. here are three ideas from the audubon naturalist society we can all do to try and reduce the toxic stew.

1. fix leaky cars
2. choose organic fertilizers, but don't apply them if your yard is frozen or before the big rain storm. 
3. use CMA-calcium magnesium acetate- for future de-icing ventures

here are ten other very easy household ideas to help our local waterways and reduce your carbon footprint.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

the winter watermen are at it again

the winter watermen in maryland are busy in this off-season collecting abandoned "ghost" crab pots from the bottom of the chesapeake bay. last year's program in virginia was a great success.

Monday, March 8, 2010

largest spring rockfish tournament announced

mark rockfish trophy season by entering the maryland saltwater sportfishermen's association (MSSA) 27th annual spring tournament "championship on the chesapeake": you could win $200,000...or i could. the event takes place the first weekend of may and is said to be the largest spring rockfish tournament in the country. see you on the bay!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

today's paddle

today the temperature went up to 60° i took a paddle with the wife.
first nice day in months.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

safe boating course

last year virginia past a law requiring boaters to pass their safe boating class by some date...after dealing with random legal issues recently, i thought it best i educate myself on the laws of the bay and get certified as soon as possible. because the angry fisherman is not likely to sit in a confined lecture hall, i found this boating certification on-line class: you dont pay for unless you pass. sounds like me. the wife is doing it, too.