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Monday Mischief: Benefits of BioRetention

Charles stayed home and missed all the fun today on our walk. Marc, the neighborhood river-rat dog, joined us for a roll when we got down to the point. He lives next to the community beach and is always around. We love a fall day on the Magothy River. Mom said we can’t roll in the new grasses or dig up the new sand*. We are not sure why but we kind of listen to her (you will see at the end of the second video that we are selective in our responses – Bark Out Loud!). There is nothing more fun than a beautiful day by the river with Mom.

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*Our community replaced the failing bulkhead with natural living shoreline to improve water quality and create wildlife habitat

Faced with a failing bulkhead, the community worked with South River Federation to replace approximately 390 linear feet of existing bulkhead with a living shoreline along Mill Creek of the Magothy River.  The project complements the community’s nearby 187 linear foot shoreline installed two years ago. Additionally, this project includes a 4,200 square foot bioretention facility located between a parking lot and the shoreline to capture runoff, as well as 0.25 acres of voluntary reforestation.

This restoration will create a stable shoreline that will work to improve water quality, reduce erosion, and create habitat where there has not been any for decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above photos, provided by shoreline contractor Maguire Marine, show the stunning before and after.

 

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Feeling Fallish

This was Sofie circa 2014 about the same time of year. The river looks the same but the bulkhead is now natural shoreline. Though it is humid and still warm many days, the nights are getting cooler and the fall rains have moved in. I am sure next week we will see very high water from Hurricane Florence (named after my Mom). It has been many years since Hurricane Isabel had a 7-foot surge and wiped out the playground and dock. I wonder what Florence might bring? We are seeing unprecedented changes year after year in water level. Who knew that weather would become it’s own TV channel and that we would watch it and listen to it endlessly.

Have a wonderful Sunday wherever you are!

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Posted by on September 16, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Almost Spring But Still Freezing

Hope you have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.

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Posted by on March 18, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: 10 Degrees

It was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The big dogs and I went down to the river (it is way too cold for the little guy to be out long). We were going crazy cooped up in the house because of the weather.

Leave it to Sofie to find a blue crab claw hiding in the bushes. She thought she was going to have it for lunch. Though blue crabs are in the Chesapeake Bay (and my tributary the Magothy River) year round, I don’t think this crab was a recent catch.

We are blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

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Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Running Free

Other than our own fenced yard, there are not many places that we can run off leash. There are always so many people around and other dogs that Mom is afraid that we, or she, will get into trouble. Mom takes us down to the very end of the peninsula, we live between 2 creeks off the Magothy River, where she feels comfortable with our antics. If there are no people or animals around then she lets us go because we are locked in on 2 sides by water and the 3rd side by her. This is our favorite free run place because we can chase ducks and geese and cranes and cormorant and still not get in trouble. Once Sofie jumped into the water and Mom had to go in after her, but that doesn’t happen much. Sofie is too short and heavy to pull herself up the bulkhead and Louise hates water. Mom doesn’t let Charles run free here though because she worries that (1) he would drown if he fell in, (2) the Osprey would pick him up quickly, and (3) we would roll him down the grass and throw him in the water.

Running free is great fun and we wish there were more safe places to do it. Mom used to take us to the dog park but there were so many aggressive people and poorly trained dogs that we found it more stressful than fun. We just want to run around with Mom for a little while that’s all.

Do you have a free run space that you like? Where is it?

Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.

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Posted by on October 8, 2017 in Dogs

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Almost In

 Mom turned around and I was rolling very very close to the edge. “Oh Dog!” she said, “That could have ended badly.” This is the deep side of the point and I would have had to swim all the way around to get out of the river.

– Sofie, the Roller, Bear.

If I am not rolling in the picture, click on it, It’s a GIF.

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This is a Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Thanks to BlogPaws for the hop. Head over there and see what they are blogging about.

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Posted by on April 19, 2017 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: I’m Out Of Here

We’re trying to teach Charles about the water and the docks. Not sure yet that he feels safe.

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Do you see the ducks to the left of Sofie in the water. Luckily they were far enough out that the dogs didn’t try to swim on this cold day. And, I am not sure what the little man will do since the adult ducks are almost as big as he is.

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Charles also got his first good whiff of the crab cages. Oh, spring will be interesting. I just worry about the Osprey and this 15 lb edible.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

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Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Dogs

 

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