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Our River Is Sick

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 Photo by CBF Staff.Press Statement

February 3, 2016

Tragic Fish Kill Exposes Consequences of Polluted Runoff

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"This tragic fish kill shows polluted runoff has real consequences. What's also tragic is that the Baltimore County Council voted unanimously only days after the death of 200,000 fish to cut funds to the program that is addressing this problem."

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release yesterday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources of, "November 2015 Middle River Fish Kill Investigation Report." Read More

Photo by CBF Staff

Press Release

February 2, 2016

Environment, Budget Leaders Introduce Bill to Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Their Manure in Maryland

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Environment and budget committee leaders in the Maryland General Assembly are among more than 50 legislators who have thrown their support behind The Poultry Litter Management Act. Read More

Press Release

February 2, 2016

CBF Welcomes Restored EPA Funding for DEP, Urges Pennsylvania to Support Its Clean Water Plan

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation welcomed the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) restored $3 million in program funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and sees it as another step to get the Commonwealth back on track toward its clean water commitments. Read More

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CBF In the News

January 29, 2016

Cheers for Regional Stormwater Plan

(York Daily Record)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "By taking the lead in collaborative stormwater management, York County continues to demonstrate that clean water counts. It is a legacy worth leaving future generations of York countians." Read More

CBF In the News

January 21, 2016

​Oyster Restoration Work Should Continue

(Star Democrat)—Bill Goldsborough, CBF's Director of Fisheries, writes, "Just as oysters are staging a comeback, Governor Hogan's Administration has moved to suspend oyster restoration...[This] action will stall one of the biggest restoration projects in the state likely for more than a year." Read More

MORE NEWS

Blue crab in widgeon grass. Photo copyright Jay Fleming/iLCPPhoto © Jay Fleming/iLCP

Virginia Grasses Program January Workshops

****Registration is now closed. All workshops are now full.*****

Participants in the program grow wild celery, a type of underwater grass, in a simple grow-out system in their homes for 10-12 weeks. After 10-12 weeks of grow-out, participants will gather to plant their grasses in select local rivers to bolster grass populations and help restore the Bay.


Upcoming Events

Poultry Litter Management Act Information Session - Salisbury (MD)
Sat, 06 Feb 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Arlington #2 (VA)
Sat, 06 Feb 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Glen Allen #2 (VA)
Sat, 06 Feb 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Richmond (VA)
Sat, 06 Feb 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

State of the Bay Legislative Briefing - Towson (MD)
Mon, 08 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

State of the Bay Legislative Briefing - Ellicott City (MD)
Tue, 09 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

State of the Bay Legislative Briefing - College Park (MD)
Wed, 10 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

State of the Bay Legislative Briefing - Severna Park (MD)
Thu, 11 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Save the Bay Breakfast (MD)
Tue, 16 Feb 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

CBF Prime-Time Lobby Run (VA)
Thu, 18 Feb 2016
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
(America/New_York)

Salt Marsh to Table Dinner (VA)
Thu, 25 Feb 2016
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM



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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
September 16, 2015

This Week's Share: First Winter Squash Arrives

This week's photo was sent in from Instagram user matacotey, showing a freshly flowers from the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram! UPCOMING EVENTS We have two fall events coming up at the farm. For...

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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #23
A Salty Situation
February 2, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee about the effects of road salt on the Bay and its rivers and streams.

Photo courtesy city of Frederick, Maryland


Episode #22
We Still Have Options
January 19, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Scientist in Virginia, about flooding and the effect it has on our communities, our rivers and streams, and the Bay as a whole.

-Photo by Geoffrey Thulin


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