Thanks to all of you who noticed the pro-CBF editorial in
the March 8, 2013, Richmond Times Dispatch (
reproduced with permission on this page). Your comments,
“Really terrific editorial,” “Congratulations to all team
members around the table!” and “Another great editorial
by the RTD” added to our pride.—Loren Anne Barnett
Member Photography: A Valuable CBF Asset
This beautiful photo of a great blue
heron that appeared on page 4 of
our fall 2012 issue should have
been credited to member Barbara
Cook. The image was an entry in
CBF’s 2011 Photo Contest. We are
amazed every year at the depth of
talent shown by our member pho-
tographs. These photos become
valuable tools for telling the story
of the people, places, and critters that make our
Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams so special.
So, thanks to you, Barbara Cook, and to everyone else
who has participated in our contests. We are accepting
entries for our 2013 Save the Bay Photo Contest until
April 12. Visit cbf.org/photocontest or go to page 29 of
this issue to find out how to enter.—Loren Anne Barnett
Something Worth Writing
I enjoyed reading your article on Rachel Carson in the fall
Save The Bay magazine. I wasn’t aware that Silent Spring
was inspired by a letter from a friend. Do you know what
Massachusetts town the letter writer was referring to?
I grew up in a very small Massachusetts town, Monson,
and, during the 1950s, I can still well remember my parents having me...spray DDT on several large apple trees.
Fortunately DDT isn’t that toxic for people, but birds, of
course, are another story (thank you, Rachel).
I finished my college education with a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Maryland, and then in 1978,
started working at the EPA pesticide office, from which I
recently retired. I was in the Biopesticide and Pollution
Prevention Division (BPPD) where I helped them develop
the programs to promote the registration and use of less
toxic pesticides. Silent Spring was a great reference.
—Bill Schneider, Annapolis, MD
Note: The author of the letter, Carson’s friend Olga
Owens Huckins, was from Duxbury, Massachusetts. It
sounds like your childhood, like Carson’s, had a big influence on your career. Thanks for your service at the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and for your support of
the Bay.—Loren Anne Barnett
Write: Save the Bay Editor, Chesapeake Bay Foundation,
6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403
Call: 888/SAVE-BAY or 888/728-3229
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