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Thursday, March 06, 2014

Learn About Delmarva’s Nutria Management: March, 14 2014 At Pemberton Historical Park

Salisbury, MD – The Chesapeake Bay throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been invaded by nutria, a semi-aquatic rodent indigenous to South America. For the past twelve years, intensive control efforts have been undertaken by eradication specialists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA efforts have been successful, and the last known nutria population is believed to inhabit the Wicomico River between Salisbury and Ellis Bay. USDA’s Wildlife Services is cooperating with private landowners in the area and other State and Federal agencies to eliminate this destructive mammal and save our marshes.

Staff will be on hand to discuss the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project and answer questions about nutria on Friday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pemberton Historical Park in Salisbury, Md. Attendees can learn how South American nutria came to Delmarva and how they have impacted the ecosystem. The efforts for systematic removal by a dedicated team of wildlife specialists supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources and other private agency partners will also be shared.


Anonymous said...

It sounds interesting, but 7-9 on a Friday evening? Sounds like they don't want the PETA extremists in attendance!

Anonymous said...

Eliminating them once a week, at least. 50cal on a nutria... yes sir.

ginn said...

Put a monetary reward value on each nutria, $2, $5 whatever, and you'll solve this.

Anonymous said...

1:11 They do that in some states... think it's $5, and you have to produce their tail. They're good to dial in your gun on a live target, which is better than $$$.

Anonymous said...

don't they already have a $5. reward for nutria in md ?