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  • Proposed Budget Would Help Localities Meet Clean-Water Commitments

    January 16, 2013

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following two newsworthy developments: Governor O'Malley unveiled his spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014, and sponsors filed HB 106 which would repeal the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012:

  • Volunteers Sought to Grow Bay Grasses

    January 11, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking volunteers to raise underwater Bay grasses in their homes, schools, or businesses as part of CBF's Grasses for the Masses restoration program. The program engages volunteers to help restore underwater grasses, submerged plants vital to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem but that have been seriously depleted over the years.

  • Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

    January 2, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2012 State of the Bay Report shows the health of the Bay improved one point over the last report in 2010, and is up four points since 2008, a 10 percent improvement in less than five years. Of the 13 indicators that make up the report, five improved, seven stayed the same, and only one declined.

  • CBF Statement on EPA Administrator Jackson Stepping Down

    December 27, 2012

  • Video Captures Common Ground Among Farmers, Watermen

    December 19, 2012

    A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) video featuring a Shenandoah Valley farmer and the mayor of Tangier Island shows how people from diverse walks of life can find common ground in clean water and a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The video, titled "Farmers to the Bay � We're All in This Together," documents CBF's Farmer to the Bay program, a series of weekend trips by Shenandoah Valley farmers to remote Tangier Island.

  • CBF Seeks Local Salvaged Materials for Living Building at Pleasure House Point

    December 19, 2012

    Pursuing the most stringent sustainability standards for its planned environmental center at Pleasure House Point, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking salvaged building materials needed for the project. CBF plans to construct the Brock Environmental Center to meet the "Living Building Challenge�," a set of strict environmental standards established by the International Living Future Institute that requires the facility to have "net zero" impact on the environment.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Governor's Budget Amendments Aimed at Clean Water

    December 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement on Governor Bob McDonnell's proposed biennial budget amendments, which include $216.9 million for water quality improvements and Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts: "The Chesapeake Bay Foundation heartily applauds Governor McDonnell for including nearly $217 million in additional funding or bonds for clean water in the biennial budget."

  • CBF Statements on Menhaden Conservation Plan

    December 14, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has been a leader over the past decade working to achieve a more sustainable population of Atlantic menhaden in the Chesapeake Bay and along the Atlantic coast. CBF issued the following statements after today's decisions by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to reduce annual harvests of menhaden in order to begin restoring the population:

  • CBF Statement on Sequestration's Effects on the Chesapeake Bay

    December 14, 2012

  • Most Environmentally Sustainable Building in Virginia Gets Green Light from Virginia Beach

    December 11, 2012

    The Virginia Beach City Council has voted to approve a Conditional Use Permit for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) to construct what will be the most environmentally sustainable building in Virginia, located at Pleasure House Point. Tonight's city council action clears the way for CBF to move forward with the Brock Environmental Center, named in honor of Macon and Joan Brock of Virginia Beach, who provided a $3.5 million leadership gift toward the $20 million project.

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