Tagged brook trout reveal the pristine health of
Maryland's Savage River
Follow biologists as they track native brook trout in western Maryland's
Savage River, and learn why these fish are used to monitor the health
of the freshwater streams that flow to the Chesapeake Bay.
The Savage River Watershed Association (SRWA) is a group of local landowners
and other citizens dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural nature
and natural resources of the Savage River watershed by assisting interested
landowners and public land managers with environmental stewardship efforts
and educational outreach.
Following the State of the Union Address, many of us have grown
concerned about the tenor of President Obama’s remarks in support
of shale gas drilling, with only slight mention of environmental
protection. One of the priorities of the
Water Coalition (CCW) is to protect communities from the
negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and natural
gas drilling. CCW decided to petition the Administration to
do exactly that. If 25,000 signatures are gathered on this
electronic petition in a 30
day time period, it will garner the attention of the White House
through an Administration response and could potentially be
leveraged into even further action. SRWA encourages our members
and friends to sign this petition.
The Savage River watershed or drainage basin covers all of the
land from which water drains into the Savage River and its tributaries.