B.J. Small

Pennsylvania Media & Communications Coordinator

CBF's Pennsylvania Media and Communications Coordinator, B.J. Small

B.J. Small is a native Pennsylvanian who enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, and the myriad of other outdoor pleasures the Commonwealth has to offer.

He is CBF's Media and Communications Coordinator in Pennsylvania, working with editors and producers throughout the Keystone State to deliver CBF's clean water messages across many platforms.

He was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission. He currently writes weekly outdoors columns for two newspapers and is a former newspaper editor and broadcaster.

His favorite Bay spot is the place that serves his next oyster or blue crab.


B.J.'s Posts

  • A Symbol for Pennsylvania

    May 16, 2022

    The largest salamanders in North America were plentiful in the Bay watershed decades ago. Today, with their populations teetering and habitat facing multiple threats, the Eastern hellbender is still as charismatic and ugly a critter as ever.

  • Acid Mine Drainage: A Toxic Brew Flowing Downstream

    May 6, 2022

    The headwaters of Kittanning Run are like other coldwater fisheries in Pennsylvania. The stream is clear and supports diverse aquatic life. But less than a mile downstream, the Kittanning turns ugly.

  • River Protector

    April 13, 2022

    Pennsylvania resident John Naylor is on a mission to rid the Susquehanna of its plastic problem.

  • Full Attention on Halfmoon Creek

    February 4, 2022

    CBF and partners create a unique watershed restoration plan.

  • Charismatic Creatures

    January 26, 2022

    A Pennsylvania farm owner steps up to protect bog turtles on his land.

  • Pennsylvania's Steep Road to Clean Water

    January 20, 2022

    Earlier this month, CBF released its 2021 State of the Blueprint report with a large focus on Pennsylvania. Here are the highs, lows, and next steps for the Keystone State.

  • Love Deer? Plant a Tree

    November 22, 2021

    Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Pennsylvania are finding many benefits in streamside forests.

  • Trees Help Beat City Heat

    November 8, 2021

    Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Kiasha Huling plants trees to cool the 'heat island' effect in Philadelphia.

  • Planting a 'Magical Seed'

    November 8, 2021

    Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Shauna Yorty is growing community connections in a Lancaster neighborhood.

  • A Tree Grows in Dairy Land

    September 15, 2021

    Trees are among the most cost-effective methods for filtering and absorbing harmful water pollution from farms. Fiddle Creek Dairy is putting them out to pasture.

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