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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Virginia's Bay Cleanup Plan

    May 23, 2012

    Ann F. Jennings, Virginia executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued the following statement regarding Virginia's latest Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, which was the subject of public meetings today in Richmond and Painter, Va.

  • Volunteers and Farm Work Together to Improve Local Water Quality and Habitat

    May 16, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, partners, and nearly 100 volunteers recently completed an on-farm streamside tree planting that will help improve local water quality while also educating the public about the connection between water quality and riparian buffers.

  • CBF Statement on Potomac River Endangerment Listing

    May 15, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the American Rivers' annual "America's Most Endangered Rivers" report which named the Potomac one of the nation's most endangered rivers:

  • CBF Challenges Plan for Offshore Testing at Steel Plant

    May 2, 2012

  • CBF and Partners Call on Court to Dismiss Bay Clean-up Lawsuit

    April 23, 2012

  • CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey

    April 19, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Fisheries Director Bill Goldsborough issued this statement following the release today of the 2012 blue crab winter dredge survey: "The results of the latest blue crab survey are most heartening. Recruitment (the number of young crabs in the population) is the largest on record, and total abundance approaches levels we have not seen since the early 1990s. Clearly, the blue crab population continues to rebound, and that is great news for crabs, crabbers, and the Chesapeake Bay."

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Army Corps Oyster Restoration Plan

    April 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist Tommy Leggett issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oyster restoration plan for the Chesapeake Bay. The plan is the subject of a public hearing today in Hampton.

  • Major Wins for Chesapeake Bay in 2012 Legislative Session

    April 10, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay and local creeks and rivers should improve significantly in the coming years as a result of bold action by Governor O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly during this year's legislative session, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) told its 86,000 members in the state today.

  • Maryland Increases State Polluted Waterways List by 37

    April 6, 2012

    Fifteen of the 37 creeks, rivers and sections of the Chesapeake Bay recently added to Maryland's dirty water list are polluted because of runoff from urban and suburban areas, according to a review of the report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). "The cost to Marylanders of this dirty water is billions of dollars in lost revenues, jobs, property values, and quality of life," said Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of CBF. "We must invest and plan now to reduce pollution from polluted runoff, and from unmanaged, sprawl development. "

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Virginia's Bay Cleanup Plan (Phase 2 WIP)

    March 30, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement following Governor McDonnell's release today of Virginia's Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan for restoring the Chesapeake Bay: "CBF commends Virginia and localities around the state for their ongoing efforts to develop the Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). This effort is unprecedented in the history of Bay restoration. We share the Governor's assessment that, while there are improvements in the Bay's fisheries resources, the Chesapeake Bay 'remains impaired.'

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