2017 Press Releases

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Federal & Baywide

January 18, 2017

CBF Issues Statement on Nominee Pruitt's Testimony concerning Bay Restoration

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the testimony of EPA Administrator nominee Pruitt concerning Bay restoration efforts.

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January 5, 2017

Blueprint Progress Drives Improved Bay Health

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved two points (six percent) this year to 34, equivalent to a C-, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) biennial State of the Bay report.

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Maryland

February 14, 2017

Proposal Would Allow Harvest on Nearly 1,000 Acres of Best Oyster Sanctuaries

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of a draft plan to change the way oysters are managed in Maryland. Read More

Pennsylvania

February 23, 2017

CBF Joins 500 Signers in Nationwide Call for No Cuts in Farm Bill Programs

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement after CBF joined 500 other organizations nationwide, in signing a letter urging congressional leaders on the Budget and Appropriations committees to reject calls for cuts to Farm Bill programs.

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February 15, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Emily Thorpe as Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Emily Thorpe as its Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania. Through CBF's Student Leadership program, high school students plan and participate in advocacy and restoration activities throughout Pennsylvania's portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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February 7, 2017

CBF Says Governor Wolf's Budget Proposal for 2017-18 Lacks Adequate Investments to Meet Pennsylvania's Clean Water Commitments

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell, in response to Governor Tom Wolf's $32.3 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2017-18.

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January 27, 2017

CBF Supports an Equitable Water Use Fee to Help Clean up Pennsylvania's Rivers and Streams

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, issued this statement in support of the concept of a water use fee that would go toward reducing pollution in the Commonwealth's rivers and streams.

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January 20, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Lane Whigham Outreach and Advocacy Manager in Pennsylvania

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Lane Whigham as its Pennsylvania Outreach and Advocacy Manager.

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Virginia

February 7, 2017

CBF Statement on Virginia House and Senate Budgets

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—In separate proposed fiscal year 2018 budgets released Sunday, the Virginia Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations committee both supported funding for the Commonwealth's agricultural cost-share program.

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January 31, 2017

Statement on Virginia General Assembly Resolution Commending CBF on Its 50th Anniversary

(RICHMOND, VA)—On the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates today, legislators presented the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) with a resolution commending CBF on its 50th anniversary.

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