February 14, 2017
Proposal Would Allow Harvest on Nearly 1,000 Acres of Best Oyster Sanctuaries
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"There is no scientific justification for opening these 1,000 acres of sanctuaries for harvest. Even the state's own study last July concluded that these protected reefs should not be opened because they are some of the healthiest of our state oyster sanctuaries."
Alison Prost, CBF Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following the release of a draft plan to change the way oysters are managed in Maryland. Read More
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February 15, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Emily Thorpe as Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Emily Thorpe as its Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania. Through CBF's Student Leadership program, high school students plan and participate in advocacy and restoration activities throughout Pennsylvania's portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read More
February 7, 2017
CBF Says Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal for 2017-18 Lacks Adequate Investments to Meet Pennsylvania's Clean Water Commitments
(HARRISBURG, PA)—"Since the Commonwealth committed to a new clean water strategy for its citizens and the people downstream, this is the second consecutive budget that has not included adequate investment in pollution reduction."
Harry Campbell, CBF Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf's $32.3 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-18. Read More
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February 17, 2017
Forest Conservation Law Needs Bolstering
(Capital Gazette)—Erik Fisher, CBF Maryland Assistant Director, writes, "The Chesapeake Bay Foundation feels the [Forest Conservation Act] needs to be strengthened...Too much forest is coming down and not being replaced." Read More
CBF In the News
February 12, 2017
Conservation Efforts Support Healthier Farms, Cleaner Water
(Richmond Times-Dispatch)—Rebecca LePrell, CBF Virginia Executive Director, and Kendall Tyree, Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, write, "Addressing pollution from farms is the most cost-effective way to improve the health of local streams and rivers, as well as downstream in the Chesapeake Bay. It is also a key part of Virginia's plan to clean up the region's waterways under a federal-state partnership called the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint." Read More
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis
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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
How Is the Bay Doing?
February 14, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden about the state of the Chesapeake native oyster.
Learn more about oysters and CBF's oyster restoration programs.
Trees: The Oysters of the Land
January 31, 2017
CBF President Will Baker and Baltimore Tree Trust Executive Director Dan Millender discuss the environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of trees.
Forested buffers are critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers and streams. Learn more about the great work of the Baltimore Tree Trust and Baltimore TreeKeepers. Follow the Trust on Twitter at @Balt_treetrust.
Photo credit: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff
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