The Issues Facing Washington, D.C.

The Issues Facing Washington, D.C.

Two Great egrets share a serene corner of the Anacostia River with Canadian geese. Photo by Michael Roane Two Great egrets share a serene corner of the Anacostia River with Canadian geese. Photo by Michael Roane

Seeding beans at Clagett Farm. Photo by Carrie Vaughn/CBF Staff Photo by Carrie Vaughn/CBF Staff

Why the Farm Bill is Crucial to Saving the Bay

On February 4, 2014 the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives and passed a new Bay-friendly "Farm Bill." The bill includes conservation programs that offer tools and resources for farmers to stop pollution at its source and ensure our families enjoy clean water

Chemical Contamination

Toxic chemicals are entering our waters every day. What can we do about them? Learn more

Land Use

When the watershed's land summers from pollution and poor management so, too, does the water. Learn how

Sewage & Septic Systems

Upgrading wastewater treatment is key to cleaning up the Bay. Learn more

Stormwater Runoff

Did you know that stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of Bay pollution? Learn more

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