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 Blue crab. Photo by Emily ShawPress Statement

April 27, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on the Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey Results

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"CBF is very encouraged that despite this winter's harsh weather, all segments of the Bay's blue crab population showed modest increases."

Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of the 2015 Chesapeake Bay winter crab dredge survey, which showed modest improvement in the Bay's blue crab population.

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Press Statement

April 23, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Says Senate Bill Could Derail Clean Water Efforts in Pennsylvania

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) says Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724 threatens to derail current clean water restoration efforts and divert critical funding from proven science-based practices, while favoring proprietary, corporate-backed and costly manure technologies.

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Press Statement

April 23, 2015

CBF Applauds National Award to Howard County Public School System

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Congratulations to Howard County Public School System, a leader in environmental literacy. The school system is a model for our state, the Chesapeake region and now the whole country."

Tom Ackerman, Vice President of Education for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the announcement yesterday that the Howard County Public School System won a U.S. Department of Education District Sustainability Award. The award recognizes the school system's commitment to environmental education and environmentally-friendly practices.

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CBF In the News

April 30, 2015

When They're Debating the Budget, Wolf and Lawmakers Can't Forget Chesapeake Bay

(Patriot News)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "Amid budget discussions about a natural gas severance tax, increasing personal income and sales taxes, escalating education spending, and infusing distressed pensions, Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, wanted to know how the Wolf administration plans to meet Pennsylvania's obligation for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay." Read More

CBF In the News

April 30, 2015

Coastal Conservancy

(Home & Design)—The new Chesapeake Bay Foundation Brock Environmental Center sprawls across half an acre of Virginia Beach shoreline—the only major structure on a 118-acre tract of land preserved by the Trust for Public Land and the City of Virginia Beach for open space and environmental education. The role of the Brock Center is to spearhead environmental advocacy, restoration and education. Read More


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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.

Logo: The Great Give Anne Arundel 2013Support CBF May 5-6

It's time for the Great Give 2015, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's 3rd annual 24-hour online fundraising event. Support CBF and Anne Arundel County nonprofits by making your online donation between 6 p.m. May 5 and 6 p.m. May 6 at https://www.greatgiveaac.org/#npo/chesapeake-bay-foundation.

Clagett Farm Open House

Get up-close and personal with Clagett Farm during our annual Spring Open House, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. and will feature hay rides, field tours,and an introduction to our new sheep.

Bands in the Sands Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for Bands in the Sand open May 1, 2015.

Register for Clean the Bay Day

Registration for Virginia's Clean the Bay Day is now open.



Upcoming Events

Great Give - Anne Arundel County (MD)Event spans multiple days
Tue, 05 May 2015 -
Wed, 06 May 2015

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Talbot County Budget Hearing (MD)
Tue, 05 May 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Thu, 07 May 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 08 May 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tree Planting - Antietam Creek Watershed (PA)
Sat, 09 May 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Clagett Farm Spring Open House (MD)
Sat, 09 May 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Mon, 11 May 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Tue, 12 May 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuckahoe Creek Discovery Paddle Trip (MD)
Sat, 16 May 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
April 20, 2015

Join Us for the Spring Open House: Saturday May 9!

Things are looking green out here on Clagett Farm, so we're announcing our Spring Open House, happening Saturday, May 9. We hope you can join us! The event will run from 1-4 p.m. There will be hay rides and field tours and we'll show off our six brand new sheep, who will be thrilled to meet you...



Episode #3
As Goes the Susquehanna, So Goes the Chesapeake Bay
April 28, 2015

Upgrades to sewage treatment plants have helped improve water quality in the Chesapeake. And, each Bay state has developed a clean water blueprint outlining the steps that must be taken to reduce pollution much further, so that we can fully restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Bay. But, at least one pollutant, nitrogen from agriculture in Pennsylvania, is increasing, and the Commonwealth is way off track to meet the goals it set. That has to change. And Pennsylvania and EPA must effectively carry out their roles to make sure it does.

Episode #2
Agriculture and the Bay
April 14, 2015

There are 87,000 farms in the Bay region. Agriculture contributes richly to our economy, our culture, and our society. But, considering the size and scope of all Bay agriculture, we've got concerns. Farming is the largest source of pollution to our Bay and its rivers and streams. So, what are we doing to save the Bay and benefit agriculture simultaneously?

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