Maryland Eastern Shore E-Newsletter Summer 2013


Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Saving a National Treasure
Good Things Are Happening
Across the watershed, from Pennsylvania to Virginia, people are pulling together to restore the Bay and its waters. Through a variety of innovative, collaborative clean water projects, good things are starting to happen! Click here for a glimpse of these successes. 
 Photo by Damon Fodge.
Crabs and Clean Water  
It's summertime���the perfect season for enjoying the Chesapeake's iconic blue crab! CBF's Eastern Shore Director Alan Girard contemplates how just as blue crabs depend on healthy habitat, so too does the health of the Chesapeake depend on each and every one of us. Plus, read other updates on our local Bay-saving efforts in VirginiaPennsylvania, and the rest of Maryland
Click here to learn more about our Bay progress report.
Keeping Bay Restoration on Track
The news is out! Our latest assessment report evaluates what progress the Bay states are���or are not���making toward clean water restoration. It celebrates the areas where states are exceeding the Chesapeake Bay restoration goals, but also shines a light on areas needing improvement. So, how did your state measure up? Read on to find out!
Students Leading the Way to Saving the Bay
Meet James Hemphill: A sophomore at Virginia Beach's Ocean Lakes High School and a clean-water activist ever since visiting CBF's Fox Island Environmental Education Center in the 6th grade. Just what exactly motivates and inspires this young community leader? Read on for his story here.
  Photos from the Education Field!
For more than 40 years, CBF has provided meaningful education experiences to more than a million students. Check out these photos, which capture some of the extraordinary moments out in the field. 

Bay Bytes

Courtesy of NRCS.TAKE ACTION: Protect Critical Farm Bill Conservation Programs
Right now, the House and Senate are behind closed doors, negotiating a new Farm Bill. Bay restoration relies heavily on key conservation programs within the bill. Please make sure your representatives protect this critical funding for clean water programs. TAKE ACTION NOW!

Click here to visit our store!Giving Back to the Community and the Bay
CBF's work to build the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach just got a big boost thanks to a grant from a longtime friend of the Bay and CBF���the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Read on for the full story . . .

Photo by Amy Kehring.Greening Up Harrisburg
From building rain barrels to leading stream buffer plantings, CBF is helping Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, restore clean water and its community. Read on . . . 

Click here to visit our store!New Products Available Now on our Online Store!
CBF's online store has some brand new items in stock. Our revolving cheeseboard and tool set is perfect for any party whether onboard or at home. And don't forget the wine! We have a new collection of stemless wine glasses to go with the cheese and crackers. Click here to shop now!

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Photo credits: (left column) CBF Staff, Damon Fodge, Chelsea Hachey/CBF Staff, Courtesy of Virginia River Restorations; (right column) Courtesy of Ian Robbins/CBF Staff, Courtesy of NRCS, Courtesy of SmithGroup JJR, Kelly Donaldson/CBF Staff, Heather Tuckfield/CBF Staff. | Give
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