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 Professor Tami Imbierowicz of Harford Community College oversees her daughter Stephanie as she takes a water sample at Kilgore Falls in Harford County. Photo by Tom Zolper/CBF Staff.Press Release

July 17, 2015

Will Baker: Chesapeake Already Feeling Significant Impacts from Climate Change

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today that the Chesapeake Bay already is suffering the impacts of climate change. Read More

Photo by Chuck Foster/CBF Staff

Press Release

July 16, 2015

Water Tests Show High Levels of Harmful Bacteria in Some Fresh Water Streams and Lakes in Frederick, Howard, and Harford Counties

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Some fresh water streams used for swimming, fishing, and other recreation in Maryland have high levels of potentially harmful bacteria, especially after rainstorms, according to water samples taken to date through the summer. Read More

Press Release

July 14, 2015

Milestone Assessments Reveal Room for Improvement Throughout Watershed

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—In efforts to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams by 2025, the states of the Chesapeake Bay watershed have committed to two-year incremental goals called Milestones. This year's Milestones reveal:

  • Maryland is generally on track to clean up its portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the creeks and rivers that feed it, but will need to find pollution reductions from other sources and practices moving forward. Read More
  • Pennsylvania is significantly off track to meeting the commitments it made to reduce pollution and restore the Commonwealth's waterways. Read More
  • Virginia has made commendable progress in reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution from many sources but must aggressively accelerate their efforts if it is to fully achieve its Bay restoration goals. Read More



CBF In the News

July 22, 2015

Manchester Valley High Administrators Turn Focus to Environment

(Carroll County Times)—Manchester Valley High School principal Ken Fischer and the school's former assistant principal Gina Felter, who begins a new position as principal of the Outdoor School this fall, spent July 6-8 with administrators from around the state learning how to improve environmental literacy for students at their schools. The program was offered by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the bay that has an education facility on Port Isobel, an island in the Chesapeake near Tangier Island. Read More

CBF In the News

July 16, 2015

Stream Testing Shows High Levels of Bacteria in Some Popular Harford Swimming Spots

(Baltimore Sun)—Weekly tests conducted of some Harford County streams that are popular for swimming this summer found levels of harmful bacteria that are well above the federal Environmental Protection Agency's safety standard for recreation, especially after heavy rain, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More


Bride bouquet  Photo by  L.A. Birdie PhotographyPhoto by L.A. Birdie Photography

Bridal Showcase August 18

Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a Bridal Showcase at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center.

Enjoy an intimate evening on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with hors d' oeurves, music, cocktail sampling, a raffle, and a parting gift.

Featured vendors include Rouge Fine Catering, MyDeeJay, Mills Fine Wine and Spirits, Bay Blooms Weddings, Victoria Selman Photographer, SugarBakers Cakes, and Wedding Savvy.

To RSVP please e-mail Marissa Spratley at [email protected]

Find out more about reserving the Merrill Center for your next event.

Brock Center Tour Schedule

Come explore CBF's Brock Environmental Center and learn about one of the most energy efficient and environmentally smart buildings in the world!

Visit our tour page to view the current public tour schedule or get information for setting up a private tour.

Upcoming Events

Stormwater Medallion Pre-Placement Outreach (VA)
Tue, 28 Jul 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stormwater Medallion Placement (VA)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Fri, 31 Jul 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

18th Annual Paddle for the Bay (VA)
Sat, 01 Aug 2015
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Tue, 04 Aug 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Sat, 08 Aug 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Brock Environmental Center Green Building Tour (VA)
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
July 22, 2015

This Week's Share: Cucumbers, Squash, Tomatoes and More

This week's photo is from CSA member Suzanne, showing a swallowtail caterpillar on a dill plant. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram! THIS WEEK'S SHARE: 1 head garlic, 1 pound total combination Swiss chard...



Episode #9
Partnership for Clean Water
July 21, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with Vice President, Environmental Protection and Restoration, Kim Coble about the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the upcoming Chesapeake Executive Council meeting, and how the Bay watershed states are progressing in their efforts to meet 2017 Bay Cleanup milestones.

Find out more about the progress of the Bay cleanup at cbf.org/milestones.

Information about the July 23 Executive Council meeting can be found on the cbf.org homepage under the Events tab.

Episode #8
The Ruling Is In: A Great Win for Clean Water!
July 7, 2015

A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirms the legality of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and ensures that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue. CBF President Will Baker and CBF Vice President Jon Mueller dicuss the just-in historic ruling in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other intervenors.

Learn more about this historic win.

Listen to more on our Podcast page

Where We Work

CBF has operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Click on the map pins below to learn more about our offices, operations, and education centers.

Blue markers indicate main offices = Offices | Green markers indicate education centers = Education Centers | Yellow markers indicate other operations = Other Operations

The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 17 million people.


Libby Norris

CBF says farewell to Libby Norris, CBF's Virginia watershed restoration scientist and agricultural specialist, who passed away Thursday, July 2, after battling breast cancer for 14 years. Read More


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