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CBF's new Brock Environmental Center. Photo by Paul Willey/CBF StaffAttend CBF's Brock Environmental Center Grand Opening November 16!

Join us on November 16, 2014, for the grand opening of our newest office, located at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The Brock Center is an innovative example of environmentally sensitive and smart building—among the first in the nation to embrace energy and water approach independence.   Register here

Beef Sales Coming to a Close

Orders for Clagett Farm's fall grass-fed beef are almost full. Place your order today.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

WE HAVE BIBS! We have a limited number of charity bibs available! Details here.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake: A Valuation of the Natural Benefits Gained by Implementing the Chesapeake Clean Water BlueprintPress Release

October 16, 2014

CBF Calls on Governor Corbett to Veto HB1565—Bill that Will Pollute Pennsylvania's Waterways

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Legislature's passage of HB1565 last evening. "CBF is calling on Governor Corbett to veto HB1565, which now goes to his desk after passing both the House and Senate. We are disappointed in the passage of this bill, which removes protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine streams and allows developers to cut down streamside trees. The bill is a huge step backward for the Commonwealth's clean water efforts."

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Press Statement

October 14, 2014

CBF Notes Contributions of the Late Senator Mike Waugh to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator Mike Waugh..."Senator Waugh served as an active member of the interstate Chesapeake Bay Commission for nearly 11 years, including a term as Chair of the Pennsylvania delegation to the Commission in 2005. He made significant contributions to the Commission's work by seeking and promoting new and innovative ways the agricultural community can contribute to the Bay cleanup."

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Press Release

October 6, 2014

Report Identifies Natural Benefits of Restored Bay, Pegs Value at $130 Billion Annually to Region

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay, is fully implemented.

Delaware Release | Maryland Release | New York Release | Pennsylvania Release | Virginia Release | West Virginia Release





CBF In the News

October 19, 2014

Saving the Bay Will Be an Economic Boon to Virginia

(Richmond Times-Dispatch)—Ann Jennings, CBF's Virginia Executive Director writes, "Saving the bay is about more than ensuring seafood abundance. It's about achieving a high quality of life across Virginia and the bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed. And to do so, we must have clean air, clean water and healthy land. Yes, restoring our air, water and lands will be not be easy, but the benefits to society are huge. They include environmental benefits, human health benefits and economic benefits, all of which are interwoven like the threads of a tapestry." Read More


CBF In the News

October 14, 2014

$1.7M Little Patuxent River Restoration to Help Trap Pollutants

(CBS Baltimore)—Video It's been heavy lifting for state highway crews, even though there's no road nearby. Instead, there's old debris and the heavily eroded banks of the Little Patuxent River near Ellicott City. Generations of urban run-off have turned the stream into an uncontrolled storm drain. "When you have a large volume of water entering the bay, with it comes the sediment, the nitrogen, the phosphorous and all the things that cloud the water," said Alison Prost of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More


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October 15, 2014

This week's share: winter squash (4 more weeks to go after this!)

This week's photo is from CSA Member Fred. Pictured is a pizza made from the new pizza oven at the farm. You can see more of Fred's photos on his Flickr page. Have a photo to share? Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram...


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Upcoming Events

Reef Ball Building (MD)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CBF Supper Club (VA Hampton Roads)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reef Ball Building (MD)
Thu, 23 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reef Ball Building (MD)
Fri, 24 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jones Falls Hike (MD)
Sat, 25 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wild Time for Wildlife
Sun, 26 Oct 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association Stormwater Workshop (PA)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil & Streams Workshop
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bay Discovery Canoe Trip (MD-Eastern Shore)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bounty of the Bay Farm to Table Celebration (VA-HR)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 04 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Holland Tree Planting (PA)
Sat, 08 Nov 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Across the Bay 10k
Sun, 09 Nov 2014
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

VoiCeS Course Charlottesville (VA)
Tue, 11 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Charles Parks

CBF says farewell to Captain Charles Parks who passed away Wednesday, October 15. Read More

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