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 CBF PA Intern Myrannda Kleckner collects water samples for the summer 2016 bacteria study. Photo by B.J. Small/CBF StaffPress Release

August 29, 2016

If Everyone Ate Less Meat We Could Save the Bay in a Jiff

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—If everyone in the Chesapeake Bay drainage area consumed only the recommended amount of protein, the associated reductions in nitrogen pollution would be equivalent to what is needed to save the Chesapeake Bay. That is one of the findings of an exercise by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the University of Virginia to estimate the collective impact of specific lifestyle and household choices on nitrogen pollution to the Chesapeake Bay. Read More

Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF Staff

Press Releases

August 24, 2016

Stream Study Finds Bacteria in Polluted Runoff

(HARRISBURG, PA, ANNAPOLIS, MD, & RICHMOND, VA)—Testing for polluted runoff at swimming, fishing, and boating locations throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland found levels of bacteria in the water that in some cases were more than 10 times over health standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency, especially after heavy rains. Pennsylvania | Maryland | Virginia

Press Statement

August 3, 2016

CBF Statement on Menhaden Harvest Decision Delay

(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—"The Management Board should maintain the status quo for another year when it meets this fall. Now is not the time for an increase in the menhaden harvest cap. We risk causing serious harm to this critical fish population just as it is recovering."

Bill Goldsborough, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Fisheries, issued this statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Board meeting this morning. The Board postponed a decision on a proposed increase to the 2017 menhaden harvest cap until the ASMFC's annual meeting in late October. Read More

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CBF In the News

August 24 2016

High Levels of Human and Animal Fecal Material Found in Maryland Waterways

(WJLA)—Tests run by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have revealed that there are large amounts of bacteria from human and animal fecal matter in rivers and streams across Maryland. Read More

CBF In the News

August 16, 2016

Millions of Oysters Going into Lafayette River

(ABC 13)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation began planting more than 200,000 oysters into the Lafayette River on Tuesday. The goal is to plant five million oysters total this summer, and 200 "reef balls." That's on top of the 16 million the Foundation planted last year, being done to help fully restore the oyster population in the Lafayette and across the Chesapeake Bay. Read More

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Heading out for some fishing during CBF's Veterans on the Susquehanna event. Photo credit B.J. Small/CBF Staff
Out on the water at CBF's Veterans on the Susquehanna event.  Photo by B.J. Small/CBF Staff

Veterans on the Susquehanna

To honor our veterans and celebrate the value of clean waterways in our community, we invite you to join Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Heroes on the Water, and local Trout Unlimited chapters for a day of fishing, paddling, and fly-fishing lessons on the Susquehanna River. All are welcome. Registration is required.

Find out more and register

National Harbor Restoration Event

Help build reef balls--concrete structures that, when submerged, help restore critical habitat for various fish species, including our native largemouth bass. When complete, the reef balls will be relocated to the bottom of Smoots Bay on the Potomac River. The event runs September 16, 17, and 18. Come one day or come for all three! Registration is required

Find out more and register


Upcoming Events

2016 Summer Forage Tour (VA)
Thu, 01 Sep 2016
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Wetland Planting - Severn River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 10 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Choptank Cleanup (MD)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Skipjack Trip (MD)
Sat, 17 Sep 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)
Sun, 18 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

(Rain Date) National Harbor Reef Ball Event (MD)Event spans multiple days
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 -
Sun, 25 Sep 2016

All Day Event

Fishing Trip (MD)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Canoe Trip on the Eastern Shore (MD)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Skipjack Trip (MD)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Burgers & Brews for the Bay (MD)
Sun, 25 Sep 2016
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM



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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #38
Danger: What's in Your Local Water?
August 31, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Assistant Director of Media Relations Tom Zolper about results from this year's bacteria testing in swimming areas around the watershed.

Find out more and see the data at cbf.org/bacteria

Photo credit: BJ Small/CBF Staff


Episode #37
Saving the Mighty Susquehanna
August 18, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Pennsylvania Media Coordinator BJ Small discuss the push to declare the Susquehanna impaired.

Sign our petition to get the Lower Susquehanna on the Impaired Waters List.

Photo © John Pavoncello/York Dispatch


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