Learn to be an Active Watershed Steward
Registration for CBF's Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) program in Chesapeake, Virginia, opens December 6, 2013. Find out more and register today.
December 3, 2013
CBF Issues Statement on Release of Bay Barometer
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Bay Barometer.
"This report is a sobering reminder that although we have made progress in reducing pollution, we still have a long way to go to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay." Read More
Photo by Jennifer MacNeill -Traylor
November 13, 2013
Water Filtration Plant for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water Act Violations
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, is facing a new legal challenge today for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), announced the groups' intent to file a lawsuit against WSSC for years of unchecked water pollution from the filtration plant. Read More
October 29, 2013
No Doubt Left; Local Residents Oppose Four Seasons Development
A majority of voters in Kent Island and Queen Anne's County are opposed to the 1079-unit Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island. On the island, opponents outnumber supporters by more than 2-1, according to a public opinion poll by Public Opinion Strategies commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA).Read More
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December 10, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA Urges Full Funding For Farm Bill Conservation Programs
(NorthcentralPA.com) Harry Campbell, PA Office Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Friday wrote to Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson urging him to support full funding for conservation programs in the federal Farm Bill now the subject of conference committee negotiations between the Senate and House.Thompson chairs the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry and is a member of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit.
CBF In the News
December 09, 2013
Monday Viewpoints: Should Maryland update its phosphorus regulations?
(DelmarvaNow.com) CBF's Doug Myers explains why Maryland's phosphorus management tool is the right science at the right time.