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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 the Bay Day. Photo by Andrea Moran, CBF Staff.
Gearing Up for the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day
Since 1989, Clean the Bay Day has engaged more than 122,000 volunteers, who have removed approximately 5.8 million pounds of debris from nearly 5,500 miles of shoreline. CBF's Hampton Roads Director Christy Everett recaps a kick-off event in honor of this special day complete with extensive oyster restoration in the Lafayette. Plus, read other updates on our local Bay-saving efforts in  MarylandPennsylvania, the Eastern Shore, and throughout the rest of Virginia
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?
Photo by Jamie Betts, TPL.
Shop at Whole Foods Market and Help Save the Bay!
On Wednesday, May 22, the Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach will donate five percent of all purchases to support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Please come out and support CBF!
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.

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You're Invited

Oyster Reef Ball Construction
 May 15-17, 2013
 Gloucester, Virginia

Diamondback Terrapin Protection Project
Date: May 21, 24, and 28, 2013
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day
Date: May 22, 2013
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

25th Annual Clean the Bay Day
Date: June 1, 2013
Location: Across Virginia

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.

The group on the Loni Carol II. Photo by Peggy Sanner.Chesapeake Adventures with Virginia Senators
One of the best tools for educating government leaders about the Chesapeake Bay is the Bay itself. That's why we recently hosted a group of Virginia legislators on a two-day retreat to our Port Isobel Island. CBF's Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings fills us in on the ensuing adventures where participants set crab pots, discussed the impacts of excess nutrients and sediment on our Bay, and braved rough seas. Read on.

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, Andrea Moran/CBF Staff., PA Fish and Boat Commission, Jamie Betts/TPL, Courtesy of NRCS; (right column) Bill Portlock/CBF Staff; Tom Pelton/CBF Staff, Peggy Sanner/CBF Staff; Amy Kehring, Jerry Hughes. | Give
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