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- The U.S. Senate passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, increasing annual funding for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program more than 50 percent.
- The Senate also approved a $3.5 trillion budget that could get more money to farmers to reduce polluted runoff.
- CBF student leaders have launched a “Squish Squad” to stomp out invasive spotted lanternflies.
- Roughly 25,450 miles of Pennsylvania waters are harmed by pollution. Time is running out, the Keystone State must act now for clean water.
- CBF and partners added 78 oyster reef balls off the coast of Chesapeake Beach at the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative site.
- In 2020, Bay grasses declined seven percent, mostly in Maryland waters.
- As freshwater mussel numbers plummet, a new report lays the groundwork for restoring Bay watershed populations of this important filter feeder.
- Plus, mussel benefits are seen across the watershed in Pennsylvania,
- and Maryland.
- In a special legislative session, Virginia legislators invested $300 million to reduce pollution from wastewater, combined sewer overflows, and septic systems.