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
December 16, 2014
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Virginia Water Quality Report
(RICHMOND, VA)—"The 2014 report documents an unfortunate increase in the amount of polluted streams, rivers, bays, and lakes in Virginia from the previous report. DEQ's report found that 86 percent of the state's estuarine waters, consisting primarily of the Chesapeake Bay, failed to meet state standards. These impairments cost Virginians billions of dollars in lost revenues, jobs, property values, and quality of life."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement below following the release of Virginia's draft water quality report by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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December 11, 2014
Bay Foundation Congratulates Gov. McAuliffe on Becoming Chair of Bay Executive Council
(RICHMOND, VA)—"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation congratulates Gov. McAuliffe on becoming chair of the Executive Council, especially now as the Bay states wrestle with the challenge of accelerating pollution reductions from farms and urban areas."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement today after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was named chair of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council, the top policy-making body for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.
December 10, 2014
CBF Issues Statement Following Release of the Federal Appropriations Bill
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The federal government plays a crucial role in clean-up efforts, and this budget bill honors its commitment to the goal of clean water."
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement concerning the release of the federal appropriations bill. Read More
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December 4, 2014
New Model for Green Building Opens in Virginia Beach
(Virginia Currents)— More than a decade ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation constructed the Merrill Center, one of the world's most energy efficient buildings. Now the group is setting an even higher standard with its new Brock Environmental Center. Read More
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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