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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

Richmond VoiCeS Program Registration Open

CBF's next Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 2 in Richmond's Bellemeade community. Registration deadline is August 13. Find out more.

Educators: Registration Open for Summer, Fall Programs

Registration is open for summer professional development courses for teachers and principals. Limited dates are still available for Fall 2014 one-day field programs. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is delighted to be one of four official Across the Bay 10k charity partners.

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 will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.

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.

Rainwater flows into a storm drain. Photo © Krista Schlyer/iLCPPress Statement

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.

Read More Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP

Press Release

July 1, 2014

CBF Issues Statement on Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission

(RICHMOND, VA)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement regarding Gov. McAuliffe's naming of members to the Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission...

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Press Release

June 26, 2014

CBF Applauds EPA Milestone Assessment and Urges States to Accelerate Efforts

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012-13 milestone assessments and the actions it is taking to ensure progress. EPA's assessment closely tracked the assessment done by CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition, which found both progress and areas in need of improvement in all jurisdictions.

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CBF In the News

July 10, 2014

Saving America From a Clean Chesapeake

(Fly Rod + Reel Online)—Recovery of the estuary that provides 75 percent of the Atlantic striped bass population is being fought by 21 states, only one of which is in the watershed..."What are they afraid of if we have clean water in the Chesapeake Bay?" inquires Chesapeake Bay Foundation president Will Baker. It’s an excellent question. Read More


CBF In the News

June 30, 2014

Jennings and Powell: New Chesapeake Bay Agreement Charts Restoration Vision

(Richmond Times Dispatch)—Last month, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other bay state governors signed a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, the fourth such compact since 1983. The new agreement lays out 10 ambitious goals that the bay states, Washington, D.C., EPA and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a regional legislative group, will strive to achieve over the coming decade...This is an ambitious new bay agreement, and we applaud McAuliffe for committing to all 10 of its goals. They reinforce Virginia’s commitment to the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the federal-state program to dramatically reduce pollution and save the bay.Read More




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July 9, 2014

This Week's Share: Garlic, Sweet Corn and More

This week's featured photo is an aerial shot of the farm, sent in from Phil, who shot a series of photos and videos using a drone. Woah! We'll share more of Phil's photos soon. In the meantime, you can submit your photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm and we'll feature them here…


Upcoming Events

Peninsula Oyster Gardening (VA)
Tue, 15 Jul 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baltimore Harbor Boat Trip (MD)
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Norfolk Oyster Gardening (VA)
Wed, 16 Jul 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Developing a Public Education and Outreach Plan Under the MS4 Permit (VA)
Fri, 18 Jul 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

CBF Supper Club (VA)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 17 million people.



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