Water Quality

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Biggest Ever

    April 20, 2018

    A recently released study found that not only are Bay grasses flourishing, but the comeback of grasses is one of the few places on Earth where ecological improvements are a direct result of human efforts to reduce pollution.

  • 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calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act.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.

  • We're Half Way There: Cros-B-Crest Farm

    April 11, 2018

    (Staunton, VA)—Jimmy Crosby doesn't take a lot of ”bull” when it comes to his soil health.

  • 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.

  • We're Half Way There: Windy Hill Farm

    April 5, 2018

    (Swoope, VA)—"It's February and I've still got grass!" Scott Miller exclaimed.

  • A First of Its Kind Project

    April 2, 2018

    Exciting news! Last week, in a first of its kind project in Maryland, the City of Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced a new strategy for improving neighborhoods while reducing water pollution at the same time.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Embracing Innovation

    March 30, 2018

    Every day we all witness a growing threat to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Recognizing Success

    March 23, 2018

    In Washington’s polarized atmosphere, issues finding bipartisan support are few and far between. But as the recent FY18 budget reveals, partisanship is often cast aside when clean water is at stake.

  • Congress, Please Save the Day by Saving the Chesapeake Bay

    March 20, 2018

    Ten years ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners issued notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to enforce the Clean Water Act.

  • Farmer Spotlight: Ruth Ann's Garden Style Beef

    March 13, 2018

    Steve and Ruth Ann Derrenbacher are the third generation to own and operate their 140-acre family farm in Woodsboro, Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Best in the World

    March 9, 2018

    "Why the Chesapeake Bay is the best in the world." That's the headline emblazoned atop an editorial this week in the Washington Post.

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