What's Up in Pennsylvania

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State and federal conservation programs provide critical funding and support to farmers who want to incorporate best management practices such as contour stripcropping (shown here), which keep valuable nutrients on farms and out of local streams and the Bay.

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  • Funding the Bay

    Tax dollars at work. It's a sign you occasionally see at road construction projects. But it also could be affixed to any number of valuable government services we take for granted as we sail, motor, fish, or swim in the Chesapeake Bay.

    Topics: Agriculture, Fisheries, Water Quality

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Budget Battle for the Bay

    After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to bring back “This Week in the Watershed,” a weekly update on all the happenings around the watershed.

  • What Chesapeake Bay Program Cuts Mean for Pennsylvania

    It is labeled as the "Chesapeake Bay Program," but it means clean water for Pennsylvania. That's why we're alarmed by the proposed federal budget that would eliminate all funding for this critical program.

  • Stand up for Clean Water

    Now is the time for Pennsylvanians to stand up for clean water and let elected officials know they should make reducing pollution a higher priority.

  • Streams and Students in Pennsylvania

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators Tom Parke and Emily Thorpe took advantage of an unseasonably warm winter day in Pennsylvania, to wash life vests, check canoes for needed repairs, and reflect on the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program's (SWEEP) 26th year of connecting students with their local waterways.

    Topics: Education

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