Blueprint is Paying Off

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Will Save the Bay
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March 4, 2015

CBF Commends Runoff Permits for Henrico, Fairfax, But Calls for Mandatory Benchmarks and Monitoring

(RICHMOND, VA)—While commending the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for proposing tough new permitting requirements that will reduce runoff pollution in Henrico and Fairfax counties, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling upon the state to require additional conditions that ensure greater accountability.

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Press Statement

March 4, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Responds to Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal

(HARRISBURG, PA)—"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is pleased that Governor Wolf plans to increase investments in state agencies whose missions are part of the fabric of the CBF's efforts to improve water quality in Pennsylvania. We look forward to working with Governor Wolf and the departments of Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources, and Agriculture in the coming months."

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued this statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal for 2015-16.

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Press Statement

March 2, 2015

CBF: A National Treasure is Retiring

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"It is hard to imagine how the Chesapeake Bay will survive without Senator Mikulski. Just as her beloved oyster is a keystone species in the Bay's ecology, Senator Mikulski has been a political cornerstone of support for saving the Bay."

Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker issued this statement following Senator Barbara Mikulski's announcement of her retirement.

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CBF In the News

March 3, 2015

Don't Backtrack on the Bay

(Center Maryland)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation writes, "While we encourage across-the-aisle problem solving, we at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will fight forcefully to ensure whatever bills emerge during this legislative session, or whatever regulations are put forth by the Hogan Administration, are strong enough to do the job. Watered-down measures won't get us clean water." Read More


CBF In the News

February 23, 2015

Let's Follow Arkansas', Oklahoma's Lead in Controlling Phosphorus

(Bay Journal)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation writes, "On the U.S. farm, necessity has always been the mother of invention. Maybe that's part of the reason the poultry industry along the Arkansas and Oklahoma border has been able to reduce by 75 percent the amount of chicken manure it applies on farm fields in one watershed area." Read More


Susquehanna River Hickory shad spawning.    Photo copyright Jay Fleming/iLCPPhoto © Jay Fleming/iLCP

March 10 Blue Planet Forum to Focus on Economic Value of a Clean Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones will join a panel discussion to explore the economic value of clean streams, rivers, and a restored Chesapeake Bay at the next Blue Planet Forum on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

The event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP in advance by visiting www.cbf.org/blueplanet. Questions? Contact blueplanet@cbf.org or call 757-622-1964.

Brock Center Joins Virginia Beach Garden Tour April 22

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House."

This year, the Virginia Beach tour includes CBF’s new Brock Environmental Center, Virginia’s “greenest” building; five private homes and gardens near the oceanfront; an oyster garden; and a bird-watching tour at the end of the day at the Brock Environmental Center (space limited).

Tour proceeds include support to CBF. More Information

Upcoming Events

Land Legacy Dinner (VA)
Wed, 04 Mar 2015
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Invasive Species Removal (VA)
Sat, 07 Mar 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Save the Bay Photo Contest
Mon, 09 Mar 2015
All Day Event

Blue Planet Forum (VA Hampton Roads)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

CBF Supper Club (VA)
Thu, 12 Mar 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Movie Screening (VA-ES)
Wed, 18 Mar 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reef Ball Building and Oyster Restoration Center Tour (MD)
Fri, 20 Mar 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Reef Ball Breakout and Oyster Restoration Center Tour (MD)
Sat, 21 Mar 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture and Green Building Tour (MD)
Sat, 21 Mar 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tree Potting (MD)
Tue, 24 Mar 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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