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  • CBF Issues Statement Following the Farm Bureau's Appeal of Bay Clean-Up Ruling

    October 8, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker and Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller issued these statements following notification that the American Farm Bureau Federation and others intend to appeal Judge Sylvia Rambo's ruling that Bay restoration efforts are legal. William C. Baker said: "It is disappointing that so much effort has to be spent in the courts, versus on cleaning up the Bay and its rivers and streams. We are confident that the Bay clean-up plan will be upheld on appeal.

  • CBF Calls on Congress to Pass Farm Bill

    August 12, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) calls on Congress to quickly pass a federal Farm Bill that supports Pennsylvania farmers by providing assistance to preserve soil and keep excess nutrients out of local waterways. These "conservation efforts that count" will help Pennsylvania meet its Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint and Milestones goals.

  • Bay Foundation Presents Lifetime Achievement Award

    June 26, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) honored the leadership and conservation achievements of Bradford County Conservation District Manager Mike Lovegreen by recognizing his lifetime achievements with the CBF 2013 Conservationist of the Year Award. Lovegreen was honored by nearly one hundred colleagues, friends, and CBF staff at the state Capitol on June 25th. Many had traveled several hours to celebrate his achievements.

  • 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.

  • 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: Ag Certainty Bill Advances, Provides Certainty of Pollution Reduction on Farms

    April 4, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement following passage in the House Environmental Matters Committee of SB 1029, "The Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program." The bill, which already passed the Senate, could be voted on as early as today: "We can't wait 12 years to be sure farmers are reducing pollution. This bill would start getting farmers to meet strict water quality standards now, and to verify those results.

  • CBF Commends Bipartisan Letter in Support of Farm Bill Conservation Funding

    March 7, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker made this statement in response to the release of a letter to House Agriculture Committee leaders calling for protection of conservation funding in the upcoming debate over the federal Farm Bill. The letter, circulated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, was signed by a bipartisan group of Representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

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