Politics

  • Democracy in Action

    April 18, 2018

    When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Disappearing Act

    April 13, 2018

    After months of meetings, letters, phone calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act. Until the legislation disappeared.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Unfinished Business

    April 6, 2018

    It’s an exciting time on the Bay and its rivers and streams. Ospreys are back, flora is beginning to bloom, and the days are lengthening. And in Richmond and Annapolis, activity is beginning to wind down in the halls of its Capitols.

  • Taxpayers Fund What Nature Does for Free

    March 15, 2018

    Charles County taxpayers are spending millions to reduce a type of water pollution that forests filter for free.

  • Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill

    March 7, 2018

    Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.

  • MD's Forest Conservation Act Need to Be Revisited

    March 6, 2018

    Forest destruction in Maryland is a major concern of the state legislature this year and with good reason.

  • President Trump’s Budget Does Not Support Clean Water

    February 27, 2018

    President Trump ‘s budget does not support clean water. How else to interpret his budget proposal for next year which cuts 90 percent of the funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, and funding for other clean-water programs around the country?

  • Fighting for the Future of Our Forests

    February 16, 2018

    Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.

  • Slowing the Flow: A Revitalized Creek Leads to a Cleaner Lynnhaven River

    February 15, 2018

    Mill Dam Creek in suburban Virginia Beach is being revitalized, which will result in a healthier Lynnhaven River.

  • Fast and Furious in Harrisburg, Annapolis, and Richmond

    February 9, 2018

    At the dawn of every new year, shortly after the ball drops and the confetti is swept away, our Bay saving efforts kick into another gear. With the new year comes the start of legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia, and its continuation in Pennsylvania.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Keep the Cap!

    February 2, 2018

    Ospreys soaring through the sky, dolphins jumping through the water, and rockfish on your dinner plate. What do these all have in common?

  • This Week in the Watershed: A United Front

    January 19, 2018

    In our current polarized and fractured political sphere, it is extremely rare for a clear majority to agree on something. But across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a diverse coalition is finding common ground on one topic–clean water.

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