Learn to be an Active Watershed Steward
Registration for CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) program in Chesapeake, Virginia, opens December 6, 2013. Find out more and register today.
December 12, 2013
CBF Statement on Governor's Proposed Budget for Clean Water
Ann Jennings, Virginia Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed 2014-16 budget for clean water in Virginia:
"As we near the end of Governor McDonnell's term, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation acknowledges the governor's efforts to maintain progress in restoring the Chesapeake Bay. Read More
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December 3, 2013
CBF Issues Statement on Release of Bay Barometer
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay Barometer.
"This report is a sobering reminder that although we have made progress in reducing pollution, we still have a long way to go to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay." Read More
November 13, 2013
Water Filtration Plant for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water Act Violations
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, is facing a new legal challenge today for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), announced the groups' intent to file a lawsuit against WSSC for years of unchecked water pollution from the filtration plant. Read More
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CBF In the News
December 14, 2013
Harford's Solution to Restoring Bush River is to Kill Cleanup Funding
(Bay Journal) While only contributing about 16 percent of the water pollution across the watershed, urban and suburban pollution is the only major pollution sector still on the rise. Often completely untreated, it creates a very damaging local problem that demands local solutions. This story of one river demonstrates the harm we citizens have unwittingly unleashed on our local rivers and streams. Read More
CBF In the News
December 13, 2013
New Chesapeake Bay Agreement Drafted: Can States Opt-Out?
(Capital Gazette) As states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed negotiate terms to restore the polluted estuary, some environmentalists say significant cleanup provisions have been left out. They also don't like a provision permitting states to opt out of restoration goals. That provision is in a November draft of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, which is expected to be negotiated during the next several months, then signed by bay state governors in summer. Read More