2017 General Press Releases

  • CBF Issues Statement on Pollution Assessment

    December 14, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program's pollution assessment, Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement.

  • CBF Statement on ASMFC Menhaden Actions This Week

    November 15, 2017

    (LINTHICUM, MD)—The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board took the following actions on Monday and Tuesday.

  • CBF Statement on ASMFC Menhaden Fishery Decision

    November 13, 2017

    (LINTHICUM, MD)—The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Menhaden Management Board today voted to continue with the status quo for managing the menhaden fishery rather than immediately adopt limits that would take into account menhaden’s role in the food chain.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Introduces New Financing Tool to Help Bay Communities Reduce Pollution and Meet Clean Water Goals

    September 28, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)–The Chesapeake Bay Foundation, in partnership with Quantified Ventures and with support from The Kresge Foundation and other funders, is inviting municipalities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia to participate in a pilot project to implement natural solutions that reduce urban/suburban runoff that damages local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • CBF Issues Statement Concerning the Smaller than Average Dead Zone in Early July

    July 26, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued these statements concerning the results of the early July dead zone cruise in Maryland.

  • CBF Releases Assessment of MD, VA, and PA Milestone Progress

    June 21, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of progress made implementing milestone commitments in 2016 found Maryland and Virginia largely on track to meet commitments for reducing pollution and Pennsylvania falling significantly short in reducing nitrogen pollution.

  • CBF Issues Statement on New, Record Bay Grasses Acreage

    April 27, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Program today released the results of the 2016 Bay grasses survey, which found a new record number of acres of habitat essential for many of the Bay's living creatures.

  • Blueprint Progress Drives Improved Bay Health

    January 5, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved two points (six percent) this year to 34, equivalent to a C-, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) biennial State of the Bay report.

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