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Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Supports Maryland DNR’s Emergency Regulations for Striped Bass

Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced new striped bass emergency regulations to help bolster the species’ struggling population.

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Wild celery and other bay grasses grow in the Susquehanna Flats south of Havre de Grace, MD.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Statement on 2023 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone

The dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this year is the smallest since monitoring began in 1985, according to data released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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Tola Sanni.

CBF Staff

CBF Announces Tola Sanni as New Chief Financial Officer

CBF has selected Tola Sanni as its new Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the organization's accounting, payroll, and financial & grant management, and reporting. She also serves as the treasurer of CBF’s Board of Trustees.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 2

Yaupon Place Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: November 30
Yaupon Place
Richmond, Virginia
Monday, December 11

Hampton Roads to Richmond Legislative Reception

5-7:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 6
Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tuesday, January 9

Virgina General Assembly Preview

6:30-8:00 p.m
Registration Deadline: January 8
Virtual Event - Zoom
Monday, March 18

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia

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