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Entries from August 2016

“Explosion” of SAV in the Chester River

August 31st, 2016 · No Comments

We have definitely been noticing tons of grasses. We actually just went out yesterday to inspect a reported sighting of “something big and dark…

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Potomac near DCA

August 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Corrine Irwin (Quad 034)
Surveyed the Potomac River from Gravelly Point, along the full perimeter of DCA, through and beyond the Washington Sailing Marina/Dangerfield Island (38.864427, -77.038515 to 38.830060, -77.038029). It was wonderful to see such a thick, lush bed of grasses yesterday!  I’m not sure how far beyond the lat/long I provided it extended. I saw [...]

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Lower James River

August 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Paul Richardson (Quad 147)
Corey, Casey and I just returned from the James.  The good news is that we’ve recovered 100% of the 3 temperature sensors there.  The other good news is that the grass looks pretty decent adjacent to the north island of the Bridge tunnel.  There is also patchy grass in the areas of [...]

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Gibson Island

August 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Mark Lewandowski (Quad 024)
Dave Harp, Mike Norman and I went to monitor our restoration sites yesterday, and found a lot of grass.  I threw together a few slides.

These are roughly the areas we seeded.

This is where we observed SAV yesterday.  The smaller polygon at the top had mostly milfoil 80%, the rest was elodea, some [...]

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Eastern Neck Area

August 11th, 2016 · No Comments

Terry Willis (Quad 009, 015, 021, 026)
This season’s growth along the bayside of Eastern Neck has been good, with extremely dense beds along the shoreline, beginning north of Tubby Cove and extending into Calf Pasture Cove.  Shipyard Creek also is well covered (acres-mostly milfoil, but with wigeon grass also) but a late June trip through [...]

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