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Forested buffers separate agricultural land from an adjacent river.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Data

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its modeled estimate of pollution reduced over the last year. As part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Bay jurisdictions committed to implementing the practices and programs by 2025 that will lead to restored water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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The summer sun rises and shines a rainbow of colors across the James River. The CSX A-line bridge crosses the river.

Chris Johnson

Virginia Governor Signs Budget with Historic Clean Water Investments

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin yesterday signed a two-year state budget that provides historic levels of investment in in farm conservation practices and other programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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Back River Waste Water Treatment is seen in Dundalk, Maryland.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Issues Statement on Back River Sewage Treatment Plant Report

As a result of significant problems at Baltimore City’s Back River sewage treatment plant, MDE ordered the Maryland Environmental Service to take over management of the plant and issue a report concerning what they found. The report found major infrastructure failures as well as problems with safety, management, and staffing.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 19

Gloucester Point Oyster Gardening Round-Up

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 17
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, Virginia
Tuesday, July 19

Gloucester Point Oyster Gardening Seminar

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 17
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, Virginia
Thursday, July 21

Tappahannock Oyster Gardening Seminar

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 19
Friends of the Rappahannock Tidal Office at June Parker Marina
Tappahannock, Virginia
Thursday, July 21

Tappahannock Oyster Gardening Round-Up

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 19
Friends of the Rappahannock Tidal Office at June Parker Marina
Tappahannock, Virginia

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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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