April 19, 2017
CBF: Annual Crab Survey Numbers Suggest Need to Maintain Regulations
(RICHMOND, VA)—"The results of the survey are a mixed bag, but they show a continuing positive trend overall for the health of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab."
Chris Moore, CBF Senior Scientist, issued this statement following the release of the annual Winter Crab Dredge Survey in Maryland and Virginia. Read More
Photo by Brian Brown
April 17, 2017
CBF Issues Statement on the Importance of the Federal Partnership in Continuing Bay Recovery
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The Chesapeake Bay defines us! Its improvement is a source of great pride to all 18 million of us who live in the Bay watershed. But its recovery is fragile. The federal partner must not give up now!"
CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement on the importance of maintaining a federal partnership as the Bay continues to improve. The proposed federal budget would eliminate funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program and reduce funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by 30 percent. Read More
April 13, 2017
Oyster Reports Show Restoration Efforts Are Working, but Much Work Remains
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Much as we can be pleased with our work so far, we can't stop. Maryland must designate the next two tributaries for large-scale oyster restoration, as Virginia already has done. We must meet our obligations under the Bay Agreement to improve oyster habitat."
Alison Colden, CBF Maryland Fisheries Scientist, issued this statement following the release of reports outlining the progress made by Maryland and Virginia in recent years to increase significant acreage of oyster reefs. Read More
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CBF In the News
April 13, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Gives Media First-Hand Look at Bay
(York Dispatch)—The clouds were breaking as a group of journalists from southern Pennsylvania climbed aboard Snow Goose, a Chesapeake Bay workboat traditionally used for harvesting crabs and oysters. Read More
CBF In the News
March 25, 2017
Make Clean Water a Priority
(The Sentinel)—Anna Pauletta, CBF Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President, writes, "There is no such thing as Republican clean water or Democrat clean water. Clean water is clean water and there has been a failure as a nation to recognize that an unhealthy environment affects everybody, regardless of social status or political stance." Read More
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis
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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Oysters Win, Trees Hold
April 11, 2017
CBF President Will Baker and Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost discuss the results of this year’s general session, which wrapped up April 10, 2017.
Read more about this year's progress in Annapolis on our Maryland Legislative Session page.
Photo by Nikki Davis
A Different Model
March 30, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with aquaculturist Tim Hickey of Tangier Island Oyster Company about farming oysters on Tangier Island—how it works, why it's important to the culture and future of Tangier, and why Tangier oysters taste so good!
Want to find out more about the magic of Tangier? Watch Tim's TEDxRVA talk..
Photo courtesy of Tangier Island Oyster Company
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