June 29, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is taking legal action to challenge Virginia's rules for large livestock farms, arguing the state is failing to protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay by allowing farm animals unfettered access to streams.
June 26, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the decision by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) for the first time to provide cost share funding for legumes as part of a multi-species cover crop, something CBF has been advocating for years.
June 12, 2015
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is encouraged that a federal report on regional progress to restore the Chesapeake Bay found that Virginia is largely on track to meet its 2017 Bay pollution reduction goals.
May 21, 2015
Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued the following statement regarding a recent letter sent by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
March 16, 2015
New reports from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) examine state programs overseeing animal agricultural facilities as well as actions undertaken by Virginia and Pennsylvania to reduce pollution from agriculture.
October 22, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that funding is now available to farmers and creekside landowners interested in improving property value, farm profitability, and local water quality in the West Branch Antietam Creek Watershed.
December 20, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), our partners, and 41farmers in northern Pennsylvania today celebrate a significant clean water achievement: 36 miles of forest buffers have been planted along streams in Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming, and Lycoming Counties. These buffers will improve local and downstream water quality, improve farm viability, provide habitat for fish and other wildlife, and count toward Pennsylvania's Clean Water Blueprint requirements.
June 5, 2013
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a new agreement to reduce pollution from animal operations. This new agreement, which arises from the 2010 settlement of CBF's lawsuit, will provide additional certainty that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and State Watershed Implementation Plans or "WIPs") now in place will achieve its goal of reducing pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000 square-mile Bay region with full implementation by 2025.
December 19, 2012
A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) video featuring a Shenandoah Valley farmer and the mayor of Tangier Island shows how people from diverse walks of life can find common ground in clean water and a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The video, titled "Farmers to the Bay � We're All in This Together," documents CBF's Farmer to the Bay program, a series of weekend trips by Shenandoah Valley farmers to remote Tangier Island.
August 28, 2012
hesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director, Matthew J. Ehrhart today issued this statement following the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's (NFWF) public announcement of grant awards through the "2012 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund." CBF's Pennsylvania office is receiving a grant for the proposal "Technical Assistance for New and Re-enrolling PA CREP Buffers."