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  • AAC health department advises against swimming this weekend

    June 7, 2013

    Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued a "Preemptive Advisory" in effect for June 7-9 cautioning that all county beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.

  • CBF and EPA Reach New Agreement to Reduce Pollution from Animal Operations

    June 5, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have reached a new agreement to reduce pollution from animal operations. This new agreement, which arises from the 2010 settlement of CBF's lawsuit, will provide additional certainty that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (the Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and State Watershed Implementation Plans or "WIPs") now in place will achieve its goal of reducing pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000 square-mile Bay region with full implementation by 2025.

  • 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.

  • Thousands Volunteer Statewide to Help Mark Clean the Bay Day's 25th Anniversary

    June 1, 2013

    As a testament to the long-time success of one of the most popular volunteer events in the state, today several thousand volunteers rolled up their sleeves to become stewards of their local waterways and participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Clean the Bay Day. Today marked the annual shoreline litter pickup's 25th anniversary.

  • 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.

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