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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.

riparian buffer. Photo copyright Chesapeake Bay ProgramPress Release

October 22, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following Gov. Corbett's Signing of the Buffer Bill

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement following Governor Corbett's signing of HB1565. The legislation removes important protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine waterways. "We believe this legislation weakens Pennsylvania's ability to protect its most important, sensitive, and high quality waterways. It also will make implementing the Commonwealth's commitments to the restoring local rivers and streams much more difficult."

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Press Release

October 22, 2014

Funding Available for Farm and Creekside Property Improvements

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that funding is now available to farmers and creekside landowners interested in improving property value, farm profitability, and local water quality in the West Branch Antietam Creek Watershed. CBF and partners, the Franklin County Conservation District, and Franklin County Natural Resource Conservation Service, and others, will be working with farmers and landowners in the watershed to install streamside forested buffers. Additional opportunities exist for farmers interested in installing additional water quality farm-improvement projects.

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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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CBF In the News

October 22, 2014

Clean Water Could Soon Be A Scarce Resource For You

(attn.com)—Q&A with CBF President Will Baker, discussing clean water efforts in the Chesapeake Bay and beyond: "The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a combination of pollution limits and state specific plans to achieve those limits, is working. Local governments, businesses, farmers, and individuals have been making good things happen for the Chesapeake and the thousands of rivers and streams that drain into it." Read More


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


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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

Susie Q Farm Tree Planting (VA)
Sat, 01 Nov 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 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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