The Potomac from the Virginia side
The Chesapeake Bay carries a load of “nutrients,” waste, that compromise the Bay.
Virginia has recently decided to devote $73 million to underwrite voluntary efforts by farmers and landowners to follow best management practices (BMPs) to keep the water clear and the soil rich close to home so that our streams emptying into the Potomac don’t compromise the Bay.
This soil and water conservation program is for farmers and landowners in Loudoun County.
There are similar programs across Virginia, in Maryland, and in every state across the nation.
Loudoun County has been assigned $1 Million to do what it can to make a difference; this is a serious effort; last year the allotment for Loudoun County was about half that amount.
So this is a great opportunity for property owners to make a real difference for the better in Loudoun as the waters here flow into the Potomac and then into the Chesapeake Bay. Continue reading →
When 9-11 occurred, the Bush White House saw an opportunity to scare folks into supporting the Patriot Act that compromised American freedoms – having nothing to do with national security.
Now that we’ve had this most recent shooting, Trump and his minions are working up alternative arguments, like immigration would make a difference, and talking about domestic terrorism, and giving lip service to mental health. INTENDING – to do nothing – AGAIN – to change our gun laws.
Just wait out the passions – that’s their game – get through August – and nothing will happen – like nothing has happened every time before.
Today, there are reports that we have people running for cover at Times Square because of a back fire.
America is in a panic.
Australia spun on a dime when their national security was at risk. Reform was a nationwide almost overnight phenomenon.
America spins its wheels – no matter the terror, death and destruction.
We have to re-set the gun culture to a base line that may be further reduced.
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