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  • Reducing Polluted Runoff is Essential to Meet State Clean Water Goals

    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.

  • Indoor Stream Attracts Wide Audience at 2014 PA Farm Show

    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´┐Żand to the fish that are calling it home.

  • Farmers Improve Nearly Forty Miles of Streams

    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.

  • No doubt left; Local residents oppose Four Seasons development

    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.

  • Bay Foundation Marks Start of Brock Environmental Center

    October 8, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today marked the beginning of construction of the Brock Environmental Center, which when completed in 2014 will be the greenest, most sustainable building in Virginia and among the greenest structures in the world.

  • Federal Court Ruling Affirms Chesapeake Bay Blueprint

    September 13, 2013

    Pennsylvania Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo today issued a ruling upholding Bay clean-up efforts, and rejecting the arguments of the Farm Bureau, the National Association of Home Builders, and other big agriculture interests. The ruling affirmed that EPA, working with the states, has the authority to set science-based pollution limits.

  • CBF Names Veteran Virginian-Pilot Environmental Reporter as 2013 Virginia Conservationist of the Year

    August 29, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has presented its 2013 Virginia Conservationist of the Year Award to Scott Harper, longtime environmental reporter for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

  • CBF files to intervene in Conowingo Dam relicensing

    August 20, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today filed to intervene in the administrative proceedings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the re-licensing of the hydropower facility at Conowingo Dam owned by Exelon Corporation. CBF will be advocating as the regional watchdog for the Chesapeake Bay to pursue a comprehensive solution to the water quality and habitat impacts of the dam.

  • Huge Majority of Virginians Back Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Plan

    August 13, 2013

    More than 90 percent of Virginia voters support the Commonwealth's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay and want the next governor to move forward on implementing the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the federal-state plan to restore the Bay, according to new bipartisan polling.

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