August 31, 2015
Most Maryland Farmers Deserve Praise; West Virginia, Delaware, and Federal Officials Needs to Do Better
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Agriculture is the leading source of pollution fouling our waterways and the Bay, and it is the least expensive to prevent. Restoring good water quality will depend on significantly reducing pollution from animal agriculture. EPA’s assessments reveal that progress is inconsistent and, overall, inadequate."
Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency of assessments of pollution reduction efforts in animal agriculture in Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Read More
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August 7, 2015
Mayor Breaks Ground on Vacant Lot Restoration Program
(BALTIMORE, MD)—The Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin helped break ground today on a project that will turn an unsightly vacant lot on Riggs Avenue in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn community of West Baltimore into a pocket park for the neighborhood. Read More
July 30, 2015
Brock Environmental Center Earns Top Green Building Stamp
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's top designation, LEED Platinum, for its cutting-edge energy- and water- efficient features. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets standards worldwide for green building practices. Platinum is the highest LEED designation. Read More
CBF In the News
August 30, 2015
Time to Walk the Walk on Clean Waters
(Bay Journal News Service)—Kim Coble, CBF VP of Environmental Protection and Restoration, writes, "At this year's annual meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program leadership, there was much talk about the importance of restoring local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay, but a shortage of commitment to specific actions that will get Bay restoration back on track. And it is clearly off track." Read More
CBF In the News
August 23, 2015
Md. Teachers Get Schooled in the Environment at the Chesapeake Bay
(Washington Post)—For 18 Maryland teachers - and more than 225 others before them - the week of environmental immersion along the Maryland shore in August was geared toward a lofty-sounding goal: that Maryland students graduate with environmental literacy...The training for both science and social studies teachers comes as one of a number of efforts to help school systems meet the goal. It was provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science as part of their work with the Maryland Environmental Literacy Partnership, which includes key state, federal, university and local partners. Read More
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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Follow the Soil
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.
Clean Water Counts
August 18, 2015
CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF's Pennsylania Executive Director Harry Campbell about what's needed to get the Commonwealth on track to meet the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. A plan has been in place, and regulations are on the books. What's lacking is implementation and enforcement.
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