Charles County

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    Mattawoman Creek

    Mattawoman Creek is being threatened by the draft Comprehensive Plan proposed by the Charles County Planning Commission.

  • Hellbender Campaign

    CBF's Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council (SLC) is leading a campaign to designate an official state amphibian.

  • Insecticides: Chlorpyrifos

    This extremely toxic pesticide is third on the list of toxic chemicals of concern in the Chesapeake.

  • Amendment 3 for Atlantic Menhaden

    It is critical that interim ecological reference points are established now to account for the important role menhaden play in coastal ecosystems, as the fish and the predators that depend on them need that protection without further delay.

  • Environmental Impact Bonds

    Environmental Impact Bonds provide an innovative source of funding for green infrastructure projects.

  • Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline

    The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would span more than 600 miles through Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. The planned route crosses Virginia waterways more than a thousand times, including many streams, rivers, and wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Pennsylvania Budget

    In July, Pennsylvania's legislature passed a budget but did not provide a plan to pay for these conservation measures. Since then, the state Senate narrowly passed a payment plan: a $2.2 billion revenue package that also contains several important administrative measures.

  • Virginia's Path to Clean Water

    A guide for public officials and residents on the path Virginia must take to stay on course toward fully restoring our rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Upwind Ozone Pollution

    On July 20, 2017, MDE filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its petition for stronger air pollution controls in upwind states.

  • 50 Forward

    Celebrating CBF's 50-year milestone by inviting student leaders from across the watershed to share their vision for the next 50 years of Bay advocacy and restoration.

  • Eastern Oysters

    Chesapeake Bay oysters are rebounding due to restoration efforts and harvesting restrictions.

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