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  • Forest Conservation Law Needs Bolstering

    February 22, 2017

    Thanks to the controversial Crystal Spring development project, Annapolis residents probably know more than most Marylanders about the state Forest Conservation Act, or FCA. They know that in a battle to save trees, the law can feel about as forceful as a wiffle ball bat.

  • 2017 Save the Bay Photo Contest Begins Today!

    February 21, 2017

    Our 2017 Photo Contest is now open to both amateur and professional photographers.

  • Conservation Efforts Support Healthier Farms, Cleaner Water

    February 17, 2017

    Until last year, cattle would wade into streams and ponds to cool off on David Surratt's farm in the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Speaking up for Clean Water

    February 15, 2017

    Just eleven years after Captain John Smith led the original exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, the Western Hemisphere's oldest legislative body was founded when Virginia's House of Burgesses met in 1619.

  • Five Important Advocacy Actions You Can Do Right Now

    February 14, 2017

    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics, we are seeing progress. Citizens, businesses, and governments are rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution. And it is working.

  • Three Examples Show How Ripples Can Become Waves to Save the Bay

    February 13, 2017

    The saying goes: "It takes a village." To fully implement the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, governments, businesses, and citizens all must do their part.

  • Clean Water Remains a Priority

    February 9, 2017

    If you talk to longtime residents of Hampton Roads, you will hear stories about how waterways are starting to show signs that they may be on the mend.

  • Infrastructure Innovation

    January 19, 2017

    Don't Dump: Chesapeake Bay Drainage! When these words started showing up painted on storm drains in the early 1990s, it was easy to visualize the effects of oil and trash rushing directly down drain pipes to Bay tributaries.

  • Slowing the Flow: Miles of Streams Renewed in Fairfax County

    January 17, 2017

    Given that more than one million people call Fairfax County home, there are plenty of homes, roads, and parking lots in this suburban Northern Virginia county.

  • Streams and Students in Pennsylvania

    January 11, 2017

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators Tom Parke and Emily Thorpe took advantage of an unseasonably warm winter day in Pennsylvania, to wash life vests, check canoes for needed repairs, and reflect on the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program's (SWEEP) 26th year of connecting students with their local waterways.

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