Bay Bound E-Newsletter from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
June/July 2012 Bay Bound
CBF's bi-monthly e-newsletter


Vital Susquehanna and its Smallmouth in Trouble
The health of one of the longest and most important rivers in the country—and all that depend on it—is in trouble. Find out how, and what we're doing about it...

New CBFers Kate Austin and Andrew Bliss.
Building our Clean Water Blueprint Army  
CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director Matt Ehrhart introduces two new staff members who will rally the troops across Pennsylvania in support of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. Read other updates on our local efforts in Hampton Roads, Virginia, Maryland, and the Eastern Shore.   

Virginia Farmer Buff Showalter. Photo by Bobby Whitescarver.
We're Halfway There!
From fencing their cattle out of rivers to building streamside buffers, these Virginia farmers are implementing Best Management Practices that not only restore the health of our waters, but also improve farm health and productivity. Read on to learn how these conservation practices have already brought us halfway to achieving the nutrient reductions needed to restore the Bay and our waters.   

U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
The Latest from the Hill
This week the U.S. Senate is considering the "Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012" AKA the Farm Bill. What does its ultimate decision mean for farmers and Bay restoration? 


Photos from the Education Field
Our educators in the field have been sending us wonderful photos of their adventures on the Bay and in its rivers and streams. Check out this cool slideshow showcasing our favorite pics from the spring. Be sure to also check out our Chesapeake Critters and Field photo albums on Facebook!

  You're Invited

Ag and Farm Night 
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: York, PA

Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Development Courses  
Date: Throughout July and August 
Location: Across Pennsylvania and the rest of the Watershed

PA Discovery Trip  
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Stay tuned for registration information starting next week!

For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.

Support CBF

Man and children plant a tree sapling. Photo by Nikki DavisDid you know...
$25 can plant five native trees. $50 can grow 5,000 native oysters. Every gift makes a difference. See how you can help!

Bay Bytes
    
Our Saving Grace 
After a recent Fox Island field experience with CBF, eight-year-old Grace Lustig decided to do something about cleaning up the Susquehanna River. Read on for her inspirational story, and how you can help... 
 
 
Orvis poster
Three Cheers for Orvis! 
The Orvis Company recently made a commitment to improving water quality in the Bay by supporting CBF’s vital oyster restoration efforts. Read on for more information about how this industry leader (and its customers!) are helping CBF restore the Bay's fragile ecosystem. 

 
 

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Bay Bound photo credits: 
(Left, from top) Tom Pelton/CBF Staff; CBF Staff; Bobby Whitescarver; Getty Images; Courtesy Allyson Ladley Gibson/CBF Staff.
(Right, from top) Nikki Davis; Courtesy Grace Lustig; Courtesy Orvis. All Rights Reserved. 
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