CBF Commends New Clean Water Grants and Urges Even Greater Investments
December 16, 2021
Shannon Gority, executive director for the CBF in Pennsylvania, issued this statement after Governor Tom Wolf announced that $17.4 million in grant funding was being awarded to projects in 33 counties to reduce pollution in local rivers, streams and lakes.
Lancaster and Philadelphia Women Honored for Conservation and Community Building in Under-Served Neighborhoods
November 5, 2021
he Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership has awarded its Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Awards to Kiasha Huling of Philadelphia and Shauna Yorty of Lancaster. The women were recognized for their conservation work and community building in under-represented portions of their cities.
Farms and Forests Are Short-Sighted Locations for Solar Projects
October 15, 2021
Most of Pennsylvania's solar farm projects have been proposed for locations that are not only short-sighted and counter-intuitive to tackling climate change, they have the potential to lead to a cascade of other negative ecological impacts.
CBF Applauds NFWF Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality and Urges Greater Federal Support
October 15, 2021
Shannon Gority, Executive Director for CBF in Pennsylvania, issued this statement applauding National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling roughly $3.88 million to clean and restore polluted rivers and streams in the Commonwealth.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Enters Fourth Fall Season
September 30, 2021
This fall, the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership members will have planted roughly 65,500 native trees. By the end of this year, committed and resilient partners will have planted about 200,000 trees amid lingering pandemic limitations.
CBF Applauds Support for Growing Greener and Clean Streams Fund and Urges Passage by Full Senate
September 29, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued a statement commending the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for passing to the full Senate legislation that would allocate $500 million to conservation and clean water programs that help farmers, local governments, and projects across the state.
CBF Applauds Governor Wolf’s Call for $737 Million to Support Farmers’ Clean Water and Climate Change Efforts
September 7, 2021
CBF issued a statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority today, commending Governor Tom Wolf for urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to implement the $737 million Chesapeake Bay Resilient Farms Initiative (CRFI).
CBF Urges Support for Pennsylvania Program to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
September 1, 2021
CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority today, supporting proposed regulations to establish a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program (CDBTP) and the Commonwealth joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Call for Nominations: Mira Lloyd Dock Award Recognizes Conservation and Urban Beautification Work
August 26, 2021
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is accepting nominations for the second annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award, given for conservation work in under-represented communities in Pennsylvania.
It’s an Opportune Time for Action and Cleaner Water
August 5, 2021
Seizing current opportunities can put Pennsylvania back on track toward its goals for cleaner local rivers and streams and saving the Bay. But action must be taken now; time is running out.
"Livers of Our Rivers" Could Help Clean Up Pennsylvania Waters
July 29, 2021
As a new report details the importance of restoring declining populations of freshwater mussels within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, multiple programs in Pennsylvania are working to do just that.
Shuffling Conservation Funds for Other Purposes Is a No-No – Says State Supreme Court
July 22, 2021
CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, applauding the state Supreme Court’s ruling this week that it is unconstitutional for the Commonwealth to transfer monies from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Oil and Gas Fund to the General Fund in order to fill budget gaps.
Squad of CBF Students Sets Out to Squish Spotted Lanternflies
July 22, 2021
CBF’s Student Leadership Council has launched “Squish Squad,” joining efforts throughout Pennsylvania to contain and eradicate the invasive spotted lanternfly.
CBF Urges Municipalities to Use Some Pandemic Recovery Funds to Invest in Local Waters
July 14, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, encouraging municipalities within the Commonwealth’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that will receive a portion of a total of $170 million of American Rescue Plan funding, to invest some of it in projects that will clean up and protect water quality in their local communities.
Report on Economic Impact of Agriculture in Pennsylvania Reinforces Call for Greater Investments in the Industry
April 30, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued a statement by Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority following release of a new report on the economic impact of agriculture in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania's Proposed Budget Does Little to Address Chronic Underfunding for Clean Water
February 4, 2021
Unfortunately, Governor Tom Wolf’s $37.8 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2021-22 does little to help the Commonwealth change course from being significantly behind in meeting its clean water goals.