Turtles, like people, benefited from William Donald Schaefer’s beach-bound determination.
Back in 2001, I joined the Severn River Association in arguing a tidal wetlands case before the Board of Public Works. We were trying to convince the regulators that a living shoreline would be better than a rock revetment on one of the last remaining natural shorelines along the Severn. To make our case, we came armed with school children and turtles.
Like newspapers — I mean the print variety — politicians are news one day and fish wrap the next. That was not the case with William Donald Schaefer.
On a Maryland scale, Schaefer was God in his heavens. We might not think of him everyday, but if we ignored him too long, the thunder would roar — and lightning might strike.
A G rating takes the teeth out of this lion and cheetah documentary
Cheetah mother Sita stalks an antelope in the tall grasses of the Kenyan savannah. She chases her quarry, closing the gap between them with bounding strides. Sita leaps, claws out, and lands upon the antelope’s hindquarters.
Seek bluegill, or bream, in sweetwater when the dogwood blooms
It was warm and sunny, a lovely day with a light, early morning breeze coming out of the southeast. I hadn’t seen a day like it in some time, and from the last weather forecast, I knew that I might not see another for perhaps longer still.
Cut it to the ground now, and be ready to spray it come fall
I’ve written here before about how to control bamboo, and kudzu, too. The column was picked up by the Wall Street Journal, and I received mail from all over the country from readers requesting more information. I also received several letters criticizing me for recommending the use of Roundup (glyphosate).
Dear Bay Weekly:
I want to congratulate both you and Margaret Tearman for her excellent article on Pepco’s Mid-Atlantic Power Pathway MAPP Project on April 7.
The article covered a complex topic in a very readable way and in a fair, balanced manner.
Dear Bay Weekly:
Our March 15 article on Friendship United Methodist Church Sunday schoolers raising enough money to buy two pregnant cows, through Heifer International, for impoverished Third World families, has gotten a lot of attention on the church bulletin board and in our Sunday bulletin. Pastor Byron Brought — who dressed up as a cow to celebrate the achievement — has mentioned it and the donation at least twice from the pulpit.