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March 26, 1998
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Ducks Unlimited Inc. are chipping in to help Maryland farmers adopt conservation practices to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.The environmental group and the waterfowl conservation organization have reached a final agreement with the state to contribute $5.5 million to help cover the costs of farmers protecting environmentally sensitive land along streams and rivers feeding into the bay.The funds will be added to the...
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2010
Easton wasn't always an arts destination, with one gallery after another lining its shady, wide-sidewalked streets. For most of its history, hunters would travel to the Eastern Shore town each autumn for a weekend of waterfowl hunting during the November days when the migrating Canada geese flew overhead. Since they would often bring their wives and kids, it made sense to offer some activities for all the visitors. That's why, since 1971, the nonprofit group Waterfowl Festival Inc. has staged an annual event combining Easton's waterfowl hunting heritage with its newer role as a place to appreciate and purchase artwork.
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NEWS
April 8, 1992
Donnell Middleton Smith, a retired Realtor and avid outdoorsman, died of a heart attack Monday in the room where he was born. He was 78.Services for Mr. Smith will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane in Owings Mills.He lived his entire life in the family home in Stevenson.Son of a Baltimore architect, Mr. Smith spent much of his life fishing and hunting game on the Eastern Shore. He pursued his favorite pastime right up to his death, bagging a goose in Cecil County on the last day of the goose season while hunting with his grandson.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Bob Byrnes writes: A young lady, Anna Koliais , is trying to put together some information for the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum on Martin and his relation to the outdoors. There are bits and pieces about his hunting, fishing and conservation work in several places, but nothing that pulls it all together. Do you know of anyone she could talk to about Glenn Martin and his outdoors exploits? He moved his plant to Maryland because he was familiar with the Chesapeake Bay from hunting trips.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
On December 8, 2004, MELVIN C., of Long Point, Grasonville, MD, formerly of Baltimore; beloved husband of Patricia (nee Phebus) Benhoff; devoted father of Patrick K., Melvin C., Jr., Michael F., and Daniel J. Benhoff. Also survived by twelve grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service on Monday for family and close friends. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Kindly omit flowers.
NEWS
April 8, 1992
Services for Donnell Middleton Smith, a retired Realtor and avid outdoorsman, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, St. Thomas Lane in Owings Mills.Mr. Smith, who lived his entire life in the family home in Stevenson, died of a heart attack Monday in the room where he was born. He was 78.Son of a Baltimore architect, Mr. Smith spent much of his life fishing and hunting game on the Eastern Shore. He pursued his favorite pastime right up to his death, bagging a goose in Cecil County on the last day of the goose season while hunting with his grandson.
NEWS
November 17, 1999
THERE'S a great idea behind the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: using farmland conservation to protect 100,000 acres of Chesapeake Bay tributaries.But how will Maryland officials persuade farmers to take their cropland out of production and plant streamside buffers to control soil erosion and nutrient-rich farm runoff pollution? They'll need more money and a much more persuasive campaign for the program. And, as any farmer knows, the program also needs sufficient time to yield a good harvest.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | December 6, 2009
Jack Mercer of Laurel asks: As a recent transplant to Maryland via a military transfer, I'd like some information about waterfowling opportunities. I understand Maryland has some of the best goose and duck hunting around, and I'd like to get my feet wet, literally and figuratively. What would you suggest? Outdoors Girl replies: If you love waterfowl hunting, you've come to the right place. The Maryland Waterfowler's Association (mdwfa.org) is a growing organization that takes its hunting and advocacy roles seriously.
SPORTS
September 5, 1993
SHOWSThrough Sept. 26: Chesapeake Changes, a natural history exhibit that focuses on the geology, geography, wildlife and human settlement in the 64,000 square mile watershed of the bay, Explorers Hall of the National Geographic Society, 17th and streets NW, Washington, D.C.Sept. 11-12: Gun and Knife Show sponsored by the Camrod Hunting Club, Agriculture Center, Westminster, 9 a.m. each day. 250 trade tables. Admission is $4 with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | June 7, 2009
In honor of National Trails Day, Maryland Free Fishing Day and the 12th annual Ducks Unlimited Youth Day on Saturday ... it stopped raining. That's nothing to sneeze at in this 40-days-and-40-nights monsoon we used to call June. The decent weather brought people out of their arks for the day. On the banks of the Potomac River, officials opened a hiker-biker trail that crosses the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Near the Patapsco River, volunteers repaired a state park trail. And at Gunpowder Falls, veteran anglers taught newcomers how to chase wily trout.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | December 6, 2009
Jack Mercer of Laurel asks: As a recent transplant to Maryland via a military transfer, I'd like some information about waterfowling opportunities. I understand Maryland has some of the best goose and duck hunting around, and I'd like to get my feet wet, literally and figuratively. What would you suggest? Outdoors Girl replies: If you love waterfowl hunting, you've come to the right place. The Maryland Waterfowler's Association (mdwfa.org) is a growing organization that takes its hunting and advocacy roles seriously.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | June 7, 2009
In honor of National Trails Day, Maryland Free Fishing Day and the 12th annual Ducks Unlimited Youth Day on Saturday ... it stopped raining. That's nothing to sneeze at in this 40-days-and-40-nights monsoon we used to call June. The decent weather brought people out of their arks for the day. On the banks of the Potomac River, officials opened a hiker-biker trail that crosses the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Near the Patapsco River, volunteers repaired a state park trail. And at Gunpowder Falls, veteran anglers taught newcomers how to chase wily trout.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
On December 8, 2004, MELVIN C., of Long Point, Grasonville, MD, formerly of Baltimore; beloved husband of Patricia (nee Phebus) Benhoff; devoted father of Patrick K., Melvin C., Jr., Michael F., and Daniel J. Benhoff. Also survived by twelve grandchildren. Friends may call at the Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service on Monday for family and close friends. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Kindly omit flowers.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2001
Why a duck? Or in the case of Camden Yards, a pair of ducks? Sunday afternoon and again Tuesday night, two mallards flew into the ballpark and made themselves at home in the outfield. Were they looking for a nesting spot? Scarfing down free food? Auditioning for the next AFLAC commercial? "We understand they were called up from Bowie," cracked Maryland Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chuck Porcari. Showing good range, the ducks waddled from foul pole to foul pole and even ventured behind second base like a center fielder going after a dying quail.
SPORTS
By CANDUS THOMSON | April 2, 2000
This column is neither fish nor fowl -- a relief, I suppose, if you weren't sure whether to serve white or red in the reading room. Let's begin with something for the kids, although parents and teachers should like it, too. And it may even warm the hearts of idle goose hunters in these parts. "Geese in Space," a project of Ducks Unlimited scientists in the United States and Canada, is flying again, allowing Internet users to track birds migrating between their East Coast winter shelters to their breeding grounds.
NEWS
November 17, 1999
THERE'S a great idea behind the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: using farmland conservation to protect 100,000 acres of Chesapeake Bay tributaries.But how will Maryland officials persuade farmers to take their cropland out of production and plant streamside buffers to control soil erosion and nutrient-rich farm runoff pollution? They'll need more money and a much more persuasive campaign for the program. And, as any farmer knows, the program also needs sufficient time to yield a good harvest.
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