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

  • Bringing Silvopasture to the Keystone State

    July 29, 2020

    A new study, led by CBF, on five Pennsylvania farms is exploring how farmers can implement silvopasture cost-effectively and successfully.

  • GIANT Goes Solar

    July 21, 2020

    The GIANT Company has installed a ground and rooftop solar system of over 6,700 panels that is good for light bills and bees.

  • Reclaiming Polluted Mine Land

    June 30, 2020

    The Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership is reclaiming polluted, abandoned mine land in Pennsylvania by planting native trees.

  • Seeds for Success

    June 24, 2020

    Success for the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership means planting 10 million trees in Pennsylvania by 2025. CBF looks at a new way to achieve that goal.

  • A Model for Environmental Success: Taking Bay Restoration Efforts International

    June 18, 2020

    Can Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts serve as a model for other countries? Megan Cariaso thinks so.

  • Reimagining Clean the Bay Day

    June 10, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic may have cancelled Clean the Bay Day, but we are keeping its spirit alive.

  • We're Walking the Watershed

    May 27, 2020

    CBF staff are walking across the watershed to save the Bay and you can too.

  • Celebrating a Menhaden Milestone

    May 7, 2020

    CBF has spent years trying to protect Atlantic menhaden. A recent meeting of the VMRC marks a new milestone in those efforts.

  • Tree Nurseries: An Essential Bay Business

    April 16, 2020

    In these uncertain times, Pennsylvania nursery growers provide essential crops for clean water. As life challenges in the days of COVID-19 continue, so does the work of adding trees and shrubs to Penn's Woods that will clean and protect Pennsylvania waters. The clean water work does not stop.

  • A Banner Year for Baby Oysters

    April 2, 2020

    The lack of rainfall in 2019 and corresponding increase in salinity are key factors behind oyster gardeners seeing a record year for these beloved bivalves.

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