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  • This Week in the Watershed: A Growing Source of Pollution

    October 21, 2016

    Seventeen million. That's the number of people living in the Chesapeake Bay region. This presents a natural obstacle to clean water, most notably in efforts to reduce polluted runoff.

  • CBF Issues Statement on MDE's Approval of Stormwater Runoff Plans

    October 18, 2016

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued this statement in response to the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) approval of the stormwater management plans for the state's largest jurisdictions.

  • Slowing the Flow: Fixing Flooding with Gardens and Wetlands

    October 5, 2016

    The three houses probably should never have been built on the low swampy ground in the James Terrace neighborhood in Williamsburg.

  • Healing Waters

    September 28, 2016

    Efrain Carcamo and his three children hop across boulders along the James River in Richmond, hunting litter lodged by the current among rocks and branches.

  • Rain Tax' Helps Fight Polluted Run-Off in County Streams

    September 20, 2016

    Excrement in Howard County streams and rivers isn't just a problem after a deluge like we had July 30.

  • Slowing the Flow: A Pioneering Parking Lot

    September 7, 2016

    A parking lot isn't usually something to get excited about. But believe it or not, the Ashland Police Department's new lot is pretty innovative when it comes to fighting pollution.

  • Pilot Project Links Rainstorms to High Bacteria Levels in Richmond-Area Waterways

    August 29, 2016

    Rainstorms can lead to higher bacteria levels in some of the Richmond-area waterways sampled in a new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) pilot project.

  • What's in the Water? Part Two

    August 25, 2016

    This summer, as an intern in the Communications Department at CBF, I helped with a bacteria-monitoring project to educate the public on the water quality in their own backyard rivers and streams and the harmful effect that polluted runoff has on them.

  • Stream Study Finds Bacteria in Polluted Runoff

    August 24, 2016

    Testing for polluted runoff at swimming, fishing, and boating locations in southcentral Pennsylvania found levels of bacteria in the water that in some cases were more than 10 times over health standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), especially after heavy rains.

  • What's in the Water? Part One

    August 24, 2016

    It's for folks like Janet and Pete Terry that I thought CBF should start a water-monitoring program. They need information like the guys at the Alamo needed ammunition.

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