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Clean the Bay Day 2013

Registration Open for Clean the Bay Day

It's time to gear up for CBF's annual Clean the Bay Day! Virginians, registration is now open for dozens of locations for the June 7 event. Find out more.

Educators: Registration Open for Summer, 2014/15 Student Programs

Registration is open for summer professional development courses for teachers and principals, as well as 2014/2015 student programs. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is delighted to be one of four official Across the Bay 10k charity partners.

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. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

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

Egret in Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Kevin MoorePress Statement

April 22, 2014

CBF Issues a Statement on New Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of the Blueprint

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the filing of two amicus briefs supporting EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and state implementation plans, together known at the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.  Read More

Photo by Kevin Moore

Press Statement

April 21, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following Release of Bay Grass Numbers

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement following the Chesapeake Bay Program's annual release of bay grass acreage. Read More

 

Press Statement

April 14, 2014

Shore Groups Launch Campaign to Educate Local Candidates, Public

(EASTON, MD)—A partnership of 12 Eastern Shore and regional conservation groups today launched a campaign to educate candidates for local offices, as well as their constitutents, about necessary steps toward clean water on the Shore. Read More

 

MORE PRESS RELEASES

CBF In the News

April 22, 2014

Bay Had More Grasses

(Star-Democrat) Underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay experienced a 24 percent resurgence from 48,195 acres to 59,927 acres between 2012 and 2013, and much of it was driven by advancements in the mid-Bay, according to new numbers from the Chesapeake Bay Program.  Read More

 

CBF In the News

April 22, 2014

Bay's Grasses Up, but Not In Anne Arundel

(Capital Gazette) While mid-bay waters between the Honga River in Dorchester County and Pocomoke Sound near the Maryland-Virginia line and the upper bay's Susquehanna Flats had more grasses compared to 2012, county waters came up nearly empty in the annual survey by the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary and the Chesapeake Bay Program. Read More

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April 10, 2014

Bring on spring!

Wondering how your crops are progressing? Here's a few updates: The greenhouse plants are growing well! No groundhog invasions this year. Here's a photo I took on March 27th. In the foreground, you see some kohlrabi that we planted last week and some cabbages that we planted today…

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Upcoming Events

April Reef Ball Day 3
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April Reef Ball Day 3 (MD)
Fri, 25 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cyclist for the Bay Ride and Street Sweep (VA)
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Gravel Springs Farm Tree Planting (Carroll County, MD)
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lafayette RiverFest (Norfolk VA)
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shop for a Cause
Sat, 26 Apr 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Earth Water Faith Festival (MD)
Sun, 27 Apr 2014
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

CBF Supper Club (VA Hampton Roads)
Wed, 30 Apr 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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