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Karen Krieger

Maryland Environmental Groups Respond to Newly Released Draft Wastewater Permit for Valley Proteins’ Eastern Shore Rendering Plant

Yesterday, Maryland Department of the Environment issued a new draft wastewater permit for the Valley Proteins chicken rendering facility, which is the largest point source polluter in the Transquaking River watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Richard Allen

Virginia Environmental Leader W. Tayloe Murphy Passes Away

Longtime Virginia environmental leader and Chesapeake Bay advocate W. Tayloe Murphy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Murphy served as Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources from 2002 to 2006 and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the Northern Neck throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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John Surrick/CBF Staff

400,000 Dead Fish Spilled in Hampton Roads Waters by Omega Protein

This week Omega Protein, a Canadian owned seafood company, spilled more than 400,000 dead menhaden fish into Hampton Roads waters, according to a Sept. 8 letter by the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. The fish spilled during two separate incidents this week.

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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.

Friday, September 17

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 16
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Tuesday, September 21

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 20
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Thursday, September 23

Oyster Gardening Spat Distribution Londontowne

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21
Londontowne Community Boat Ramp
Edgewater, Maryland
Friday, September 24

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 23
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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