June 29, 2015
CBF Lawsuit Challenges Virginia for Not Protecting Streams from Farm Livestock
(RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is taking legal action to challenge Virginia's rules for large livestock farms, arguing the state is failing to protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay by allowing farm animals unfettered access to streams.
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June 26, 2015
CBF Strongly Supports Legumes in Multi-Species Cover Crops
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds the decision by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for the first time to provide cost share funding for legumes as part of a multi-species cover crop, something CBF has been advocating for years. This provides a way for farmers to meet their nitrogen needs without relying on poultry litter or chemical fertilizers. It is also seen as a potential long term solution to soils over saturated with phosphorus. Read More
June 18, 2015
CBF: Pope Francis Sets Example for Government Leaders
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Like so many others, I am grateful to Pope Francis for speaking out on behalf of our threatened planet and its inhabitants – the wildlife and humans which depend on clean air, clean water and a stable climate. We join him in calling for stronger public and private actions to place the wellbeing of earth above the profit motive."
Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of "Be Praised," the encyclical of Pope Francis. Read More
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June 29, 2015
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues Va. Over Livestock Rules
(Associated Press)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is suing Virginia water protection officials to require large livestock operations to fence off rivers and streams from their animals. The lawsuit, scheduled to be heard Thursday in Richmond Circuit Court, is aimed at keeping dairy cows, cattle, hogs and other livestock out of waterways that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. The bay is amid a multibillion-dollar restoration following decades of neglect. Read More
CBF In the News
June 16, 2015
Mayfly Swarm: Good News for Susquehanna But Only Part of the Picture
(LancasterOnline.com)—The recent suffocating swarm of mayflies that emerged from the Susquehanna River is a sign that the river is getting healthier, scientists say.
But the mayflies, who thrive in fresh, clean water, don't tell the whole story of the river, which recently got a poor review from federal authorities, an official said. Read More
Photo Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff
It's Oyster Season for Volunteers
Registration is open for oyster gardeners in Virginia and Maryland. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.
TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
June 23, 2015
CBF President Will Baker interviews Senior Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough about the status of blue crabs in the Chesapeake.
Literally and Figuratively
June 9, 2015
CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Education Tom Ackerman about the now and later virtues of immersing young people in outdoor learning.
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