CBF to Conowingo Regulator: New License Must Require Dam Owner to Address Sediment Build-Up, Improve Fish Passage
January 31, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today insisted in formal comments that any new license for the operation of the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River require the dam�s owner to reduce the risk of sediment and nutrient pollution releases, and to improve passage for migratory fish.
Bay Foundation Testifies Before State House Committee on the Importance of Streamside Forests Toward Clean Water Goals
January 29, 2014
Earlier today Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) testified before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee to stress the importance of streamside forested buffers as a means for improving and protecting the Commonwealth's most sensitive and pristine waterways.
January 20, 2014
With the challenge of reducing urban and suburban runoff at the forefront of discussions at all levels of government, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today released a new report: Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health. The purpose of this report is to shed light on the problem, debunk myths around the costs of solutions, and call for actions to be taken that will reduce the damage of polluted runoff.
January 14, 2014
Federal Judge Clears Way for More Extensive Study of Waters Off Sparrows Point
Tune Into abc27 TV Tomorrow at 12:30 Bay Foundation's Stephanie Eisenbise Will be Guest on "Good Day PA"
January 8, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will be a guest on abc27 TV's "Good Day PA" on Thursday, January 9th at 12:30.
January 8, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners will host a series of workshops in January and February 2014 for municipal officials, employees, and engineers working in Dauphin, Lancaster, York, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties.
January 7, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in collaboration with the Stroud Water Research Center has created an indoor stream at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show, and visitors of all ages are drawn to its natural beauty�and to the fish that are calling it home.
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.
Major Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Pollution: Water Filtration Plant for Montgomery and Prince George's Counties Faces Possible Lawsuit for Clean Water Act Violations
November 13, 2013
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), owner of the Potomac Water Filtration Plant, is facing a new legal challenge today for polluting the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay in violation of the Clean Water Act. Attorneys from Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), on behalf of the Potomac Riverkeeper, together with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), announced the groups' intent to file a lawsuit against WSSC for years of unchecked water pollution from the filtration plant.
October 29, 2013
A majority of voters in Kent Island and Queen Anne's County are opposed to the 1079-unit Four Seasons development project proposed for Kent Island. On the island, opponents outnumber supporters by more than 2-1, according to a public opinion poll by Public Opinion Strategies commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Queen Anne's Conservation Association (QACA). Half again as many people county-wide oppose the project.