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Forested buffers help filter runoff from farms before pollution enters our waterways.

Photo: CBF Staff

CBF Opposes Rollback of EPA Clean Water Protections

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) opposes a proposed new EPA interpretation of the legal framework for protecting surface waters like streams and the Chesapeake Bay from pollution travelling through groundwater.

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Silhouettes of two osprey in their nest backlit by a sunset.

Kent Island osprey couple enjoying the sunset on Price Creek in Maryland.

Photo: Timothy J. Carlsen

CBF Statement on Virginia Beach Shooting

(VIRGINIA BEACH)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation dedicated today’s Clean the Bay Day to those affected by yesterday’s shooting in Virginia Beach and held a moment of silence for the victims at many cleanup sites across Virginia this morning.

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Team member of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries holds a blue catfish found in the James River.

A fisheries biologist with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries examines a blue catfish caught during a research monitoring program.

Photo: Matt Rath/Chesapeake Bay Program

Blue Catfish: How to Think about an Invasive Species



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Photo of the Week: Monet Dreamed

A reflection of the forest in a stream in Virginia at Poor Farm Park—seems like Monet painted it himself.

Bob Diller

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