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  • Virginia Beach High Schooler Named Top CBF Student Leader

    June 1, 2013

    James Hemphill, a 16-year-old sophomore at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, has received the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2013 Student Leadership Award for his outstanding conservation work in school and the community.

  • CBF Calls for Stronger House Farm Bill

    May 13, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker made this statement in response to the House Agriculture Committee's release of its draft of the Farm Bill. "The House Agriculture Committee's draft 2013 Farm Bill falls far short for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. This draft actually reduces conservation programs at a time when all of us are asked to do more to reduce pollution.

  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center Inspires Broad Community Support

    May 7, 2013

    Recent donations of more than a half-million dollars to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) for the creation of a cutting-edge, eco-friendly environmental education center in Virginia Beach demonstrate wide support for the project.

  • CBF Report Details 'Perfect Storm' Threatening Susquehanna River Fishery

    April 25, 2013

    Scientific researchers suggest that a 'perfect storm' of high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, pesticides, and endocrine disrupting chemicals along with warming water temperatures and parasites are threaten one of Pennsylvania's most popular game fish, the smallmouth bass, according to a new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) report. Smallmouth bass fishing in Pennsylvania generates $166 million for local economies, supporting 1,300 jobs, according to data from the American Sportfishing Association and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Report suggests link between smallmouth bass mortality & water pollution

    April 25, 2013

    Scientists suggest that a perfect storm of pollution, parasites, warming water temperatures, and endocrine disrupting chemicals may be combining to threaten one of the region's most popular fresh water game fish, the smallmouth bass, according to a new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) report. In Maryland recreational anglers targeting smallmouth bass contribute $206 million to local economies, supporting 1,000 jobs, according to data from the American Sportfishing Association and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Report suggests link between smallmouth bass mortality and water pollution

    April 25, 2013

    Scientists suggest that a perfect storm of pollution, parasites, warming water temperatures, and endocrine disrupting chemicals may be combining to threaten one of the region's most popular fresh water game fish, the smallmouth bass, according to a new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) report. In Virginia, recreational anglers targeting smallmouth bass contribute $341 million to local economies, supporting 2,200 jobs, according to data from the American Sportfishing Association and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey Results

    April 19, 2013

    he Winter Blue Crab Dredge Survey released today showed mixed results. The total number of crabs was significantly down, due primarily to a low number of juveniles from poor reproduction last year. However the number of adult females increased 50 percent.

  • Bay Foundation Supports Senate Stormwater Bill

    April 17, 2013

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following yesterday's passage of Senate Bill 351, a stormwater bill introduced by Senator Erickson. The Bill was passed nearly unanimously with a vote of 49 in favor and only 1 opposed.

  • Lawmakers Sustain Momentum of Bay Restoration, Fight off Delays

    April 9, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today declared the 2013 Session of the Maryland General Assembly a success. New programs and policies were developed to reduce pollution in every county of the state. Progress also was made to reduce pollution from farms. Also, attempts by some legislators to roll back important pollution reduction programs were soundly defeated.

  • CBF Seeks Nominations for Clean the Bay Day Heroes

    April 9, 2013

    Do you know someone who has participated in Clean the Bay Day for many years? Who goes out of his or her way to pick up trash that could foul local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, not just on Clean the Bay Day but every day? Who goes the extra mile to make sure his or her locality does its part to keep local waterways litter-free? If so, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) would like to honor that individual as a "Clean the Bay Day Hero."

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