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Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Calls for Greater Investments To Reduce Pollution as Number of Impaired Waters Increases

An increase in the number of miles of impaired waters listed in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Draft 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect Commonwealth rivers and streams.

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A yellow dawn casts an orange glow over the Patapsco River.

James Bowers

CBF Recommends Passage of Baltimore City Climate Bills

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is supporting a package of three bills being debated by the Baltimore City Council that would help reduce some of the harmful effects of climate change.

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The sun sets over rolling hills of Maryland forests.

Stephen Walker

CBF Commends Election of Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth as Chesapeake Bay Commission Chair

Maryland State Senator Sarah Elfreth was elected the new chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission earlier this month. In this role, Sen. Elfreth will oversee the commission’s work to coordinate legislative and policy action throughout the largest Bay watershed states—Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Monday, March 14

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, May 30
Saturday, June 11

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland

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