Water Quality

  • New Conowingo Dam License Critical to Bay Restoration

    February 16, 2023

    The new Conowingo Dam license process can be transformative for the Bay, but only if Maryland officials can work through the challenges of dealing with the dam’s private operator, the utility Constellation Energy.

  • Pennsylvania Eyes Next Steps to Reduce Agricultural Pollution

    February 13, 2023

    Funding will soon be flowing from Pennsylvania’s new cost-share Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) to help more farmers put pollution-reduction measures on the ground, creating optimism and momentum for cleaner rivers and streams in the Keystone State.

  • Our Family's Journey to Slash Plastic Use

    February 6, 2023

    CBF Clean Water Captain Kit Norlan shares how her family set out to shrink their consumption of plastic and paper, with information that could help you do the same.

  • Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report

    January 18, 2023

    The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.

  • Be the Change

    October 27, 2022

    For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.

  • Save the Bay News: Environmental Rights, Wetland Fights, and Clean Water

    October 21, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at a legislation model to advance clean water protections and climate action, the federal Clean Water Act, and a pivotal Supreme Court case that could jeopardize wetlands.

  • The Real Work of Clean Water

    October 18, 2022

    Fifty years after the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act, the restoration of rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters remains an ongoing and collective project.

  • Two Jars of Water, and a Lasting Environmental Legacy for Pennsylvania

    October 14, 2022

    More than fifty years after the Pennsylvania constitution's Environmental Rights Amendment passed, Franklin L. Kury reflects on how the amendment continues to be a driver for protecting all Pennsylvanians' rights to clean water, air, and a healthy environment.

  • Roots in Rocky Soil

    October 11, 2022

    Trees, bees, and goats are all part of Tim Wagner's vision to build a farm and a community in central Pennsylvania.

  • Wetlands Are Waters, Too

    September 29, 2022

    An upcoming Supreme Court decision could determine the fate of thousands of acres of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Speaking for the Streams

    September 20, 2022

    Nancy Kelly has waded, assessed, and protected the Bay's rivers for decades.

  • Save the Bay News: An Ancient Fish in Danger, Farmer Funds, and Crabs

    September 16, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look into concerns over a proposed salmon factory, recent landmark federal legislation, crabs, and the latest survey of underwater grasses.

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