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The colors of early fall peak out of a forest understory and old growth trees.

Bill Portlock

CBF Thanks Anne Arundel County for Affirming Critical Area Protections in Recent Variance Case

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is encouraged by a recent Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals ruling that makes it clear Critical Area protections will not be trampled for the benefit of private land owners.

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The colors of early fall peak out of a forest understory and old growth trees.

Bill Portlock

CBF Statement Supporting Proposed Changes to Frederick County’s Forest Conservation Ordinance

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is supporting Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s efforts to strengthen the county’s forest conservation ordinance.

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CBF Applauds Gov. Northam’s Actions to Protect Migratory Birds

Today Governor Northam ordered a series of actions to protect migratory birds in the face of federal rollbacks to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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Saturday, June 13

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Tuesday, November 10

2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

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