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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science social media sites are open forums, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. Messages that don’t comply will be removed.

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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science doesn’t guarantee or warrant that any information contained in citizen comments is correct; UMCES disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any reliance on such information. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided.

Opinions expressed in public comments do not necessarily reflect official positions of UMCES. Any information posted here is considered public information and may be subject to monitoring, moderation or disclosure to third parties.

This comment policy is subject to modification at any time. Thank you for taking the time to read our comment policy.