December 21, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today following the announcement by the Natural Resources Conservation Service that CBF received a Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) award to funnel $1.1 million worth of conservation practices to Maryland livestock farmers.
University of Maryland Study Raises Concerns, Questions about Effectiveness of State's Shoreline Protection Law
December 12, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the release today of a report, Maryland's Critical Area Protection Program; Variances and Enforcement in Selected Jurisdictions from 2012 to 2014, by the Environmental Law Clinic at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
October 18, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued this statement in response to the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) approval of the stormwater management plans for the state's largest jurisdictions.
August 24, 2016
Excrement in local streams and rivers is not limited to big cities such as Baltimore, but is a problem in some suburban and rural areas outside the city, according to water monitoring this summer by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).
August 2, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement after the Maryland Oyster Advisory Commission yesterday, August 1, recommended to Governor Hogan that the next 8-acre phase of the Tred Avon River oyster restoration project be continued.
July 28, 2016
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is calling for the Hogan Administration to follow good science, and to allow oyster restoration to continue as planned in the state.
June 2, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement concerning an accident involving a CBF boat with Kent School fourth-grade students, parents, and a teacher on board.
June 1, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of proposed modifications to the consent decree between Baltimore City, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice, and Maryland Department of the Environment, to eliminate sewer overflows in Baltimore.
April 4, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement today supporting the efforts of Baltimore area businesses that are participating in the BLocal Program.
March 18, 2016
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement following the Prince George's County delegation meeting today. At that meeting, a majority of the delegation voted to significantly weaken forest protection laws in Prince George's County.
March 14, 2016
Environmental organizations released the following statement today, in response to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's new information about preliminary soil samples showing how many farm fields are over-saturated with phosphorus and may not be able to accept further manure applied, as the state implements the Phosphorus Management Tool
Environment, Budget Leaders Introduce Bill to Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Their Manure in Maryland
February 2, 2016
Environment and budget committee leaders in the Maryland General Assembly are among more than 50 legislators who have thrown their support behind the Poultry Litter Management Act.
January 20, 2016
Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement about the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget presented today by Governor Hogan: "At first glance, this budget appears to be a welcome New Year's resolution by Maryland�to spend revenues on Bay clean-up efforts that were intended just for those purposes.
January 14, 2016
A broad coalition of environmental groups is banding together during the 2016 Maryland General Assembly to support legislation requiring poultry companies to take responsibility for the manure their chickens produce.