This Week in the Watershed: A Remarkable Day of Giving

giving tuesday plunge 2017

A bunch of crazy Bay lovers (including dogs!) dashed towards the frigid Bay waters to thank our generous members for their support on Giving Tuesday.

CBF Staff

In what's becoming an annual tradition, a motley crew of brave (or crazy?) CBF staffers plunged into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the third consecutive year as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday. And for the first time, the tradition extended its reach beyond CBF's Annapolis office to Virginia, as staffers in our Richmond and Hampton Roads offices took the plunge in the James and Lynnhaven rivers, respectively.

The generosity of our members is remarkable, as we not only met our $25,000 goal—we far exceeded it, making this CBF's best Giving Tuesday ever!

Every dollar given supports our efforts to defend and protect the Bay, including award-winning educational programs, on-the-ground restoration activities throughout the watershed, and advocacy initiatives at both the federal and state level. With you by our side, we won't stop until the Bay and its rivers and streams are fully restored.

P.S. Did you miss out on Giving Tuesday? It's not too late to give—click here to show your love for the Bay and its rivers and streams!

This Week in the Watershed: Recycling Shells, Runoff Rage, and Pine Tree Love

  • Disappointing news for the Charm City, as a Baltimore wastewater treatment plant is far exceeding its pollution limits. (Baltimore Sun—MD)
  • As we enter the holiday season, CBF is encouraging folks to buy a real Christmas tree for several significant environmental reasons. (Chesapeake Bay Magazine) BONUS: CBF Press Release
  • The major improvements in reducing the District of Columbia's polluted runoff and sewage overflows provide a great example. (Bay Journal)
  • Kim Coble, CBF's Vice President of Environmental Protection and Restoration, writes on the threat of air pollution and climate change for the Bay and the need to uphold the Clean Power Plan. (Bay Journal)
  • Don't throw your oyster shells away! We're gathering shells across the Hampton Roads area, using them as the foundation for new oyster reefs. (Williamsburg Yorktown Daily—VA) BONUS: CBF Press Release
  • CBF's Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden and scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science found the tipping point for an oyster reef to thrive is building it about a foot off the water bottom. (Daily Press—VA)
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Drew Robinson

Former Digital Advocacy and Outreach Manager, CBF

Issues in this Post

Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint   Water Quality   CBF in Maryland   CBF in Virginia   Eastern Shore Office   Federal Affairs Office   Hampton Roads Office   Maryland Office, Annapolis   Pennsylvania Office   Virginia Office, Richmond  


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