October 27, 2016
CBF Couldn't Be Prouder; Bill Goldsborough Led the Charge to Save Rockfish, Crabs, Oysters, and Other Bay Creatures
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Someday, hopefully in the not too distant future, when the history of the Chesapeake Bay's recovery is written, a whole chapter will be devoted to Bill Goldsborough and his efforts."
Will Baker, CBF President, issued this statement following the announcement that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission awarded Bill Goldsborough, CBF Director of Fisheries, the Hart Award. The award is the most prestigious honor granted by the Commission. Read More
Photo by CBF Staff
October 26, 2016
CBF Statement on Decision to Increase the Menhaden Harvest Quota
(BAR HARBOR, ME)—"We're disappointed that the Board has voted for a 6.5 percent increase in the menhaden harvest cap for the Atlantic Coast. The most recent stock assessment highlighted issues with overall abundance and no new data has come out to support this increase since the Management Board's decision last year to boost the quota by 10 percent."
Chris Moore, CBF Virginia Senior Scientist, issued this statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board meeting this afternoon. The Board voted to increase the current harvest cap by 6.5 percent for 2017. Read More
October 18, 2016
CBF Issues Statement on MDE's Approval of Stormwater Runoff Plans
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Urban and suburban polluted runoff have severely degraded local rivers and streams, damaging fish and wildlife and creating human health risks. Without clear and transparent plans to reduce that pollution it will be difficult to restore water quality."
Alison Prost, CBF Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement in response to the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) approval of the stormwater management plans for the state's largest jurisdictions. Read More
MORE PRESS RELEASES
CBF In the News
October 23, 2016
CBF Building Exhibits a Resilient Future
(The Virginian-Pilot)—CBF Vice President for Administration Mary Tod Winchester writes, "As we increasingly grapple with the effects of climate change, the Brock Center shines brightly as a solution. Sustainability means more than just energy efficiency. It means being able to sustain the extremes nature can and will throw at us." Read More
CBF In the News
October 11, 2016
Students Paddle Susquehanna with Teacher Who's Seen It All
(Bay Journal)—If your science teacher has kayaked from the source of the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, you can bet that she'll join right in when her students spend a day canoeing on the Bay's biggest source of freshwater. And Desiree Fox, a science teacher at Crossroads Middle School of Lewisberry, PA, did just that on a sun-drenched school day in September. Twenty Crossroads students joined her to learn about the river from Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators Tom Parke and Emily Thorpe as they paddled down the Susquehanna in canoes. Read More
The mighty little menhaden is the subject of this December's Blue Planet Forum. Photo credit CBF Staff
Blue Planet Forum
CBF's next Virginia Blue Planet Forum, "Menhaden Matter—an Expert Panel Exploring Key Virginia Fisheries," will be held Tuesday, December 6.
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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Growing Up Tangier
October 25, 2016
CBF President Will Baker talks with 16-year-old Isaiah McCready about life on the Chesapeake Bay's historic Tangier Island.
For more information about CBF's Mentors in Agricultural Conservation program, contact Lane Whigham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: CBF Staff
Worth Repeating: Follow the Soil
October 11, 2016
This episode originally aired September 1, 2015
CBF President Will Baker talks with farmer, conservationist, and James Madison University Professor of Natural Resource Management Bobby Whitescarver about farming for clean water. Whitescarver's theory: If you take care of the soil, the soil will take care of you.
Bobby Whitescarver is a consultant, blogger, and retired field conservationist with decades of experience in watershed and wildlife habitat restoration. He is a frequent contributor to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog.
Follow CBF's Farmers' Success Stories blog series on how farmers across the watershed are working to improve both water quality and farm productivity.
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