Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

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    Delaware's Watershed Implementation Plan

    Delaware and the other six Bay jurisdictions agreed to create state-specific roadmaps for how they will meet the pollution reduction requirements laid out in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL by 2025.

  • Current & Future Challenges

    Bay restoration efforts are working. But the recovery is fragile. Climate change is an imminent threat. Regulatory rollbacks threaten progress toward clean water and air. And programs critical to the Bay's success are at risk from massive funding cuts or even elimination.

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    Conowingo Can't be Excuse for Inaction

    A law firm is soliciting support from other Eastern Shore localities to unite in a potential fight against efforts to clean up local creeks, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Pollution Limits

    Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment are three major contributors to the poor health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Blueprint Infographic

    An infographic explaining the Chesapeake Bay Blueprint

  • A Plan to Get Pennsylvania on Track

    On September 13, 2016, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) called on Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to focus additional investments in five south-central counties to accelerate pollution reductions from agriculture.

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    A Chesapeake Bay Recovery: Half Empty or Half Full?

    Is the health of the Chesapeake Bay getting better or worse? Is the Bay cleanup campaign a success or a failure? Or something in between?

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    21 States Oppose Clean Water for Chesapeake Bay States

    The American Farm Bureau Federation and Fertilizer Institute have recruited 21 states from across the country to support their efforts to derail Chesapeake Bay restoration.

  • 2019 State of the Blueprint

    2019 State of the Blueprint

    A critical piece of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is tracking state progress toward clean water goals.

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In the Blog

  • Claw and Order: How Are the Crabs Doing?

    July 19, 2017

    Welcome to the dog days of summer! Around the Chesapeake Bay, this is also crab feast season.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chesapeake Bay Turducken

    June 2, 2017

    Anyone who has been fishing or crabbing can attest that half the fun is the thrill of not knowing what exactly is on the end of the line or in the pot.

  • Teamwork Is Needed

    May 11, 2017

    Alan Girard, CBF's Eastern Shore Director, writes, "This week representatives of six local jurisdictions on Maryland’s Eastern Shore signed off on a proposal to work collaboratively to control polluted runoff – one of the few sources of Bay pollution that’s increasing."

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

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