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CBF Staff

Chris Moore Named Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director

Chris Moore, most recently the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, has taken the helm of the CBF Virginia office as its executive director.

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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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