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Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia VoiCeS Program
Registration Open

Richmond: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 2 in Richmond's Bellemeade community. Registration deadline has been extended to September 1. Find out more.

Va. Eastern Shore: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 25 in Melfa. Registration deadline is September 23. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

17th Annual Paddle for the Bay

Come to Norfolk August 16 and test your skills or enjoy the action from the beach. Events include a 3-mile fun paddle and a 6-mile race. Get the details.

Tour de Talbot

On September 7 hundreds of cyclists will take in the scenic beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore and support clean water while riding in the 10th Annual Tour de Talbot. Find out how you can get involved as a rider or volunteer.

Across the Bay 10k

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Cover: CBF's 2009 Bad Waters ReportPress Release

August 1, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Reissues Report on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With news accounts of "flesh-eating" bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections. The report demonstrated how some of our waters have become unhealthy not only for fish, but also for people who fish, swim, boat, and drink contaminated water.

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Press Release

July 29, 2014

CBF Testifies that Cumulative Impacts of Drilling for Natural Gas Remain Unknown

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for CBF, testified before the PA House Democratic Policy Committee about the potential cumulative damage to Pennsylvania's rivers and streams, specifically those in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as a result of drilling for natural gas.

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Press Release

July 11, 2014

CBF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Help Communities Reduce Impacts and Costs of Urban and Suburban Polluted Runoff

(HARRISBURG, PA)—LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Assistant Director and Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1225, legislation that will help local communities reduce the costs associated with urban and suburban polluted runoff.

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CBF In the News

August 20, 2014

Algae Flourishes After Record Rainfall

(Capital Gazette)— The already low crab and oyster population could be hurt by last week's record rainfall, as a large algae bloom nourished by a flood of stormwater pollution sucks oxygen from the Chesapeake Bay. Scientists with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said they won't know the extent of the damage until later this year, but said it's unlikely to cause a reoccurrence of the massive fish kill in Glen Burnie creeks that followed a massive sewer spill two years ago. Read More


CBF In the News

August 18, 2014

Encouraging Children of the Soil

(Suffolk News-Herald)—At Al Whitener's Suffolk farm last week, teachers participating in a Chesapeake Bay Foundation professional development program armed themselves with some great lessons for their young charges during the upcoming school year. An entertaining speaker with a dry wit, Whitener told the educators all about the many different vegetables and fruits he grows and has grown — as well as his annual bumper crops of "grass and weeds." Read More




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August 20, 2014

This Week's Share: Eggplant, Peppers, Chiles and More

This week's featured photo is from CSA member Deborah Starobin Armstrong! Thanks Deborah! Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS &…


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Upcoming Events

Blue Planet Forum (VA Hampton Roads)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

24th Annual Crab Race (VA)
Sun, 31 Aug 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 04 Sep 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Tour de Talbot 2014 (MD Eastern Shore)
Sun, 07 Sep 2014
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Baltimore Harbor Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Wed, 10 Sep 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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