Federal & Watershed-Wide Releases
November 28, 2023
The dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this year is the smallest since monitoring began in 1985, according to data released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
November 9, 2023
CBF has selected Tola Sanni as its new Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the organization's accounting, payroll, and financial & grant management, and reporting. She also serves as the treasurer of CBF’s Board of Trustees.
October 26, 2023
CBF applauded the House Natural Resources Committee’s approval today of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and boost funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office and expand environmental education about the Bay.
October 19, 2023
As low striped bass numbers in the Chesapeake Bay cause widespread concern, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) yesterday released for public comment a fisheries management plan update that seeks to help rebuild the striped bass population.
November 29, 2023
Today, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced new striped bass emergency regulations to help bolster the species’ struggling population.
Baltimore City Wastewater Treatment Plant Settlement First Step in Reconciling Pollution to the Bay, CBF Says
November 2, 2023
Today, Baltimore City’s Public Works Department agreed to a $4.75 million settlement payment to address pollution from the city-owned Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants.
October 27, 2023
The announcement by U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes that he will not seek another term in the House of Representatives will leave large shoes to fill, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
October 23, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) joins the Chesapeake Legal Alliance and many others mourning the loss of Ridge Hall, a long-time environmental lawyer and mentor.
November 1, 2023
Brennan Ka’aihue celebrated winning a 2022 Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award with a project that is for the birds.
October 30, 2023
The Halfmoon and Pequea Creek Watersheds Renewal Project, coordinated by CBF, is accelerating progress toward bringing impaired streams in the two Pennsylvania watersheds back to health.
October 27, 2023
On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will open for public comment its Draft 2024 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring Report that identifies 28,820 miles of waterways in the Commonwealth that have been damaged by pollution.
July 26, 2023
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is accepting nominations for the Annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award, given in recognition of conservation work in environmental justice communities in Pennsylvania.
Hampton Roads Land Conservation Summit Advances Discussion on Sea Level Rise, Water Quality, and Resiliency Solutions
December 5, 2023
A coalition of Hampton Roads leaders explored solutions to sea level rise, climate change, and other key water quality and habitat issues at a land conservation summit Friday in Virginia Beach.
December 4, 2023
Chris Moore, most recently the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, has taken the helm of the CBF Virginia office as its executive director.
October 6, 2023
Volunteer oyster gardeners set a record in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Virginia program this year, with 691 volunteers across Virginia’s tidal waterways raising and returning 146,533 oysters in 2023.
September 2, 2023
In a budget agreement reached this week, legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly agreed to amendments for the second year of Virginia’s two-year state budget for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.