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 Image of a gavel in front of the Chesapeake BayPress Release

July 6, 2015

A Historic Win for Clean Water

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, released today, upholds a lower court decision that affirmed the legality of the multi-state Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort. The historic ruling found in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other intervenors. It will ensure that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue.

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Press Release

June 29, 2015

CBF Lawsuit Challenges Virginia for Not Protecting Streams from Farm Livestock

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is taking legal action to challenge Virginia's rules for large livestock farms, arguing the state is failing to protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay by allowing farm animals unfettered access to streams. Read More

Press Release

June 26, 2015

CBF Strongly Supports Legumes in Multi-Species Cover Crops

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds the decision by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for the first time to provide cost share funding for legumes as part of a multi-species cover crop, something CBF has been advocating for years. This provides a way for farmers to meet their nitrogen needs without relying on poultry litter or chemical fertilizers. It is also seen as a potential long term solution to soils over saturated with phosphorus. Read More

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CBF In the News

July 6, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Rules against Groups Trying to Block the Clean up of the Chesapeake Bay

(Think Progress)—The future of the Chesapeake Bay looks a little cleaner Monday, after a federal appeals court struck down a case that sought to undermine an effort to clean up the bay...The Chesapeake Bay Foundation praised the appeals court’s decision. "This is a great day for everyone who cares about clean water and the Chesapeake Bay," [CBF President Will] Baker said in a statement. Read More

CBF In the News

July 2, 2015

The EPA Helps to Restore the Bay

(Richmond Times Dispatch)—The EPA's centrality has fallen under threat. A budget amendment sponsored by Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-6th) would diminish the EPA's enforcement powers. According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, "The amendment would prohibit EPA from spending any funds to ensure the bay states stay on track and continue cleanup progress." Read More

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It's Oyster Season for Volunteers

Registration is open for oyster gardeners in Virginia and Maryland. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.

 


Upcoming Events

Native Tree Nursery Day (MD)
Thu, 09 Jul 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gwynns Falls Hike & Picnic (MD)
Sat, 11 Jul 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Blogs

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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
June 24, 2015

This Week's Share: Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes and more

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user organicknitter. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Pizza Available at The Farm Pick-Up Today and Saturday. For those of you picking up...

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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #7
Under Pressure
June 23, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Senior Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough about the status of blue crabs in the Chesapeake.


Episode #6
Literally and Figuratively
June 9, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Education Tom Ackerman about the now and later virtues of immersing young people in outdoor learning.


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