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#Giving Tuesday is December 2, 2014

Donate to CBF on #GivingTuesday December 2

#GivingTuesday™ celebrates the opening of the holiday giving season. #GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back. It celebrates how we can do more with our wallets than just shop—and that we can give as good as we get.

We encourage you to use this day to help increase awareness and charitable support for saving the Chesapeake Bay.

Start your holiday with CBF on #GivingTuesday!

Baltimore Members: Annual Meeting December 4

Please plan to spend an evening with us at the National Aquarium for the 2nd Annual Baltimore Members Meeting. This year, the Mighty Oyster will be the focus of the meeting. We have invited speakers to talk about the history of oysters in the Bay, the Oyster Wars, the current state of this keystone species and the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership. More information and Registration

Natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania state forest. Photo by Tom Pelton/CBF StaffPress Statement

November 25, 2014

CBF: Fracking Study Sets High Bar for Gas Drilling

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement after the release today of the final report of the Marcellus Shale Safe Drilling Initiative.

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Press Release

November 21, 2014

CBF Calls on Wolf Administration to Prioritize Efforts on Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—As Governor-elect Tom Wolf continues to announce his transition team, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) calls on him to ensure that his new administration makes clean water a priority and commits the needed resources to work to implement Pennsylvania's Clean Water Blueprint. Nearly one-quarter, almost 20,000 miles, of the rivers and streams that Pennsylvanians rely on for fishing, recreation, farming, and for drinking and household uses are polluted. Read More


Press Release

November 21, 2014

Clean Water Counts! in Cumberland County

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Cumberland County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State. Read More


CBF In the News

November 26, 2014

Up with Oysters

(Star Democrat)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Director of Fisheries Bill Goldsborough gave a talk on oysters' history in the Bay on Monday, Nov. 17. His conclusion, after walking listeners though hundreds of years' worth of oyster harvest history in the Bay, is a call for oyster restoration to continue, but to do so by building oyster reefs vertically. Read More


CBF In the News

November 24, 2014

Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Chesapeake Bay TMDL

(Bay Journal)—The question of whether the EPA exceeded its authority, or merely did what the law required, in developing the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan reached the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia in November. The three-judge panel that heard oral arguments Nov. 18 often sounded skeptical of the appellants' argument that the EPA intruded on state responsibilities when it issued the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load in December 2010. Read More


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November 12, 2014

This Week's Share: The Final Share of the Season!

This week's photo is from CSA member Daniel who snapped photos of pizza being prepared at last week's pick-up. Thanks Daniel! 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...


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Upcoming Events

Mon, 01 Dec 2014
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Stormwater Training (VA-HR)
Wed, 03 Dec 2014
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Baltimore Member Annual Meeting (MD)
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CBF's Inaugural Richmond Supper Club
Thu, 11 Dec 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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