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  • Volunteers Clean Up, Plant Trees Along Smith Creek

    November 6, 2012

    Volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service removed debris and planted trees to create a riparian buffer on farmland along Smith Creek in Rockingham County on Saturday, Nov. 3.

  • CBF: Conowingo is a Red Herring; Local Pollution Comes from Local Sources

    November 2, 2012

    Dr. Beth McGee, senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following a press conference at Conowingo Dam today by Senator E.J. Pipkin, County Executive David Craig: "The issue of the Conowingo's capacity to trap pollution in future years and during storms is being studied, but that issue is being used as a red herring here today. CBF believes we must address the inaccuracies being expressed about pollution from the Dam."

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Impact of Sandy

    October 31, 2012

  • CBF, Citizens for Stumpy Lake Appeal Chesapeake Wetlands Decision

    October 22, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Citizens for Stumpy Lake (CSL) have appealed a Richmond Circuit Court judge's final ruling in a wetland permitting dispute dating from 2003. That's when CBF and CSL challenged a State Water Control Board decision granting Tri-City Properties, a Virginia Beach development company, a state permit to destroy a huge tract of protected nontidal wetlands in Chesapeake, Va.�181 acres as the United States Army Corps of Engineers concluded. Tri-City sought the permit to develop a massive residential and commercial development immediately adjacent to the Stumpy Lake Nature Preserve in Virginia Beach.

  • CBF Calls for Reasonable Reductions in Menhaden Catch

    October 15, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Hampton Roads Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued the following statement regarding the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's proposed changes to the management of Atlantic menhaden: "CBF is calling for fair and reasonable changes to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's management plan in order to rebuild the menhaden population."

  • CBF Announces $20 Million Campaign for Pleasure House Point

    October 12, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced a $20 million fundraising campaign to build a cutting-edge environmental center, enhance environmental education, improve habitat, and create a venue for community collaboration at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The campaign includes $10 million to acquire land and construct a state-of-the-art "Living Building"; $5 million for programs to improve water quality, including advocacy, environmental education, restoration, and outreach; and $5 million to endow the center and its education and community programs. The new center at Pleasure House Point will be named the Brock Environmental Center.

  • CBF Criticizes House and Senate Action on Anti-Clean Water Bill

    September 21, 2012

  • CBF Cancellation of Debates is a Loss for Voters

    September 14, 2012

  • Pennsylvania Water Quality Will Benefit from Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grant

    August 28, 2012

    hesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director, Matthew J. Ehrhart today issued this statement following the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's (NFWF) public announcement of grant awards through the "2012 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund." CBF's Pennsylvania office is receiving a grant for the proposal "Technical Assistance for New and Re-enrolling PA CREP Buffers."

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation to Create "Living Building" in Virginia Beach

    August 23, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today announced plans to create an ultra-green environmental education/community center on a small corner of Pleasure House Point, a 100-acre-plus track of dunes, marsh, and trees acquired last month by the City of Virginia Beach for conservation and recreation.

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