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  • CBF Testimony Calls on Exelon to Help Mitigate Pollution and Improve Fish Passages

    May 5, 2014

    In written testimony given to Senator Cardin's field hearing on the relicensing of the Conowingo Dam, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) called on Exelon to mitigate the damage done by pollution behind the dam and significantly improve fish passages.

  • Protecting the Brookie & Much More

    April 22, 2014

  • CBF Celebrates 35 Years Educating Students from Work Boat in Inner Harbor

    April 10, 2014

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is celebrating its 35th year using the Inner Harbor as a classroom, teaching environmental education to students from the deck of the authentic Chesapeake workboat Snow Goose.

  • They Are Coming: Osprey Are on the Move from South America

    March 19, 2014

    The annual migration of osprey from their wintering grounds in South America is now underway, and you can track the movements of three Chesapeake Bay osprey at cbf.org/ospreymap. One of the birds, named Nick, has just started his journey toward Tangier Sound. Tango, who also resides in Tangier Sound and Woody, who will take up residence in Whitehall Bay, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, have not yet signaled their departure.

  • Indoor Stream Attracts Wide Audience at 2014 PA Farm Show

    January 7, 2014

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in collaboration with the Stroud Water Research Center has created an indoor stream at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show, and visitors of all ages are drawn to its natural beauty´┐Żand to the fish that are calling it home.

  • River Herring Making a Comeback in Patapsco River

    December 13, 2013

  • CBF files to intervene in Conowingo Dam relicensing

    August 20, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today filed to intervene in the administrative proceedings of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the re-licensing of the hydropower facility at Conowingo Dam owned by Exelon Corporation. CBF will be advocating as the regional watchdog for the Chesapeake Bay to pursue a comprehensive solution to the water quality and habitat impacts of the dam.

  • The First Peeler Run

    May 20, 2013

  • 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.

  • 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.

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