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  • In Virginia, Hope Grows on Trees

    February 21, 2024

    Virginia’s trees are disappearing. A tree planting in Norfolk—and conservation efforts from state lawmakers—offer signs of hope.

  • Let's Go Outdoors!

    February 15, 2024

    Tarsha and Keisha Scovens' Let’s Go Outdoors (LGO) program is increasing family engagement in outdoor recreation, and teaching diverse youth and adults in under-represented communities in Lancaster and Philadelphia about the environment and conservation.

  • Save the Bay Newsletter: Living Shorelines, Urban Farms, and People-Centered Conservation

    November 16, 2023

    This month, we discuss what it means to center people in conservation. When we do it successfully, it not only moves watershed restoration forward, but also builds community.

  • Little Pieces of Life, Green, and Community

    November 9, 2023

    In building local food systems that support community and environmental wellbeing, small and urban farms have an outsized impact.

  • Living Shoreline Builds Resilience—and Community

    November 8, 2023

    This summer, roughly 90 volunteers from all walks of life came together for 10 weeks to restore waterfront in Portsmouth, Virginia. Community and comradery ensued.

  • A Place for People

    November 6, 2023

    There are more than 18 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, who don’t all look the same, have the same background, or speak the same language. But we are connected by the right—not the privilege—to clean water.

  • What Would a Dream Food System Look Like?

    October 23, 2023

    CBF's Clagett Farm Vegetable Production Manager Jared Planz discusses the value of eating local.

  • Tackling Pollution Hotspots

    October 18, 2023

    CBF’s Brian Gish discusses the pollution challenges in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County and the best way to approach them.

  • Gas Compressor Expansion Threatens Public Health and Water Quality in Petersburg, Virginia

    September 11, 2023

    TC Energy, the company that operates a gas compressor in Petersburg—a small city outside of Richmond, Virginia—is planning to expand its operations. The proposal would increase pollution and possibly endanger the health of a mostly Black community already besieged with pollution from other industries.

  • Our Wisest Pursuit

    September 8, 2023

    At CBF, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that come with adopting the principles of regenerative agriculture. Now you can join us in celebrating everything regenerative farming offers at our Food & Farm Fest at CBF's Clagett Farm this October.

  • The Beauty of Upcycling

    September 1, 2023

    Amber Whaley is on a mission. “It feels like you’re helping people and the environment,” she says of her passion for upcycling. Whaley's Secondhand Sunshine on Chincoteague Island has quickly become a community go-to for reusing and upcycling a kaleidoscope of items.

  • Save the Bay News: Restoration, Wetlands, and Saving Striped Bass

    June 29, 2023

    Progress toward clean water includes the need for a greater focus on the Bay's 'living resources,' such as blue crabs and striped bass, as well as placing more emphasis on the places and pollution that most affect the Bay's human communities.

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