Saving Smith Island: A Vision Plan to Save the Future

“Welcome to Mayberry,” jokes Eddie Somers as our boat docks at Smith Island’s Ewell—his hometown. With a total population of 276 year-round residents, it’s safe to say everybody knows everybody, even when part-timers arrive, swelling the population to upwards of 600. A Department of Natural Resources hydrographic engineer, Somers serves as my tour guide on this […]

New guide helps citizen groups address harmful bacteria in waterways

The Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. (the Center) has released a new guide for citizen science groups and watershed organizations across the nation to take a role in finding and eliminating sources of harmful bacteria in their communities.   Bacteria is one of the most common pollutants in our nation’s waterways. Researchers and regulatory agencies have determined […]