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Spring 2013

PA Tree Planting. Photo by Kelly Donaldson.
Rolling Up Our Sleeves
Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, we hear about local governments, businesses, and citizens rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution from all sectors—agriculture, sewage treatment plants, and urban and suburban runoff. Read these stories here!
Clean Water Concert Series. Photo courtesy of the Star Democrat.
Left to right: CBF's Eastern Shore Director Alan Girard, CBF's Eastern Shore Grassroots Field Specialist Bess Trout, Avalon Foundation's Events Manager Colleen Brighton, and Avalon Executive Director Al Bond. Photo courtesy of Star Democrat.  
Mark Your Calendars!
CBF's Eastern Shore Director Alan Girard fills us in on the can't-miss-event of summer: the Clean Water Concert Series! The series includes a smattering of live music and Bay-themed activities for kids and adults that kicks off this June in downtown Easton. Read on for more details. Plus, read other updates on our local Bay-saving efforts in Virginia, Hampton RoadsPennsylvania, and the rest of Maryland
A smallmouth bass with lesions. Photo courtesy of the PA Fish and Boat Commission.
Smallmouth Suffering
Our latest investigative report delves deep into the troubling ailments and deaths of one of our region's most popular freshwater game fish, the smallmouth bass. What does the suffering smallmouth mean for the health of our waters, ecosystem, and economy?
Courtesy of NRCS.
Update: Farm Bill and Appropriations
You may have noticed the farm bill and appropriations have been in the news quite a bit recently. To help you navigate through all the noise, here's our quick rundown of what's happening on the Hill, and what this means for the Bay and our waters.
  You're Invited

Tree Plantings
Date: May 18 and June 8, 2013
Location: Washington and Queen Anne's Counties, MD

Oxford Rain Barrel Tour
Date: May 31, 2013
Location: Oxford, MD

Clean Water Concert Series
Date: June 1, 8, and 29, 2013
Location: Easton, MD

Bands in the Sand
Date: June 15, 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD 

Skipjack Sails
Date: July 11, 17, and 27, 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD 

Chesapeake Classrooms Professional Development Courses
Date: June-August, 2013
Location: Throughout the watershed

For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.

CBF Education

Teachers on the Bay Course. Photo by Bill Portlock. Happy 25th to the "Teachers on the Bay" Course!
For 25 years, CBF Educator Bill Portlock has been giving teachers across the watershed a truly unique Chesapeake experience that inspires their teaching.  

Bay Bytes

Danny Bowles.VIDEO: A Healthy Bay Means a Healthy Economy
The environmental industry is now worth $312 billion a year nationally and employs almost 1.7 million people, with roughly 75 percent of job growth in this field driven by government regulation. Watch this video to see exactly how clean water projects across the watershed are spurring job growth.

Photo by Nikki Davis.Something Worth Saving
Every year, CBF takes thousands of students out on the water for hands-on environmental education experiences that teach invaluable lessons about life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Read more about how your support is helping CBF save the Bay and change lives.

Photo by Amy Kehring.What's Your Clean Water Story?
Why are the Chesapeake and its rivers and streams important to you? We want to hear your personal story of your connection to our waters. Share your story now!

By Jerry Hughes.And the Winners Are... 
From an osprey plunging for her dinner, bright fall foliage, and a lone blue heron standing tall, check out this year's winners of our annual "Save the Bay" Photo Contest!

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Photo credits: (left column) Kelly Donaldson/CBF Staff, Courtesy of the Star Democrat, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Nikki Davis, Courtesy of NRCS; (right column) Bill Portlock/CBF Staff, Tom Pelton/CBF Staff, Amy Kehring, Jerry Hughes. | Give
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