April 28, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Opening Atlantic Coast to Offshore Drilling
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure, and drilling offshore poses unjustifiable risks to the Bay, its living resources, the tourism economy, and the many jobs dependent on clean water."
Kim Coble, CBF Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement following reports that the Trump Administration has proposed opening areas of the Atlantic coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. Read More
Photo by Garth Lenz/iLCP
April 27, 2017
CBF Issues Statement on New, Record Bay Grasses Acreage
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The survey results are yet another indication that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. The number of crabs is up, oysters are rebounding, and now underwater grass beds have hit new records in each of the last four years."
CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement following the Chesapeake Bay Program release of the results of the 2016 Bay grasses survey, which found a new record number of acres of habitat essential for many of the Bay's living creatures. Read More
April 21, 2017
Statement on Governor Signing Bill to Fix Alexandria's Combined Sewer System
(RICHMOND, VA)—"This is great news for everybody who spends time on the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandria's dangerously outdated combined sewer system is currently designed to release raw sewage into the Potomac during wet weather, causing untold human health risks and water quality problems."
Rebecca LePrell, CBF Virginia Executive Director, issued this statement following Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signing legislation that will require Alexandria to upgrade its outdated combined sewer system by 2025. Read More
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CBF In the News
April 13, 2017
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Gives Media First-Hand Look at Bay
(York Dispatch)—The clouds were breaking as a group of journalists from southern Pennsylvania climbed aboard Snow Goose, a Chesapeake Bay workboat traditionally used for harvesting crabs and oysters. Read More
CBF In the News
March 25, 2017
Make Clean Water a Priority
(The Sentinel)—Anna Pauletta, CBF Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President, writes, "There is no such thing as Republican clean water or Democrat clean water. Clean water is clean water and there has been a failure as a nation to recognize that an unhealthy environment affects everybody, regardless of social status or political stance." Read More
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis
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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Oysters Win, Trees Hold
April 11, 2017
CBF President Will Baker and Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost discuss the results of this year’s general session, which wrapped up April 10, 2017.
Read more about this year's progress in Annapolis on our Maryland Legislative Session page.
Photo by Nikki Davis
A Different Model
March 30, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with aquaculturist Tim Hickey of Tangier Island Oyster Company about farming oysters on Tangier Island—how it works, why it's important to the culture and future of Tangier, and why Tangier oysters taste so good!
Want to find out more about the magic of Tangier? Watch Tim's TEDxRVA talk..
Photo courtesy of Tangier Island Oyster Company
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