CBF Issues Statement on New Bay Restoration Report
May 9, 2023
A new report from the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee evaluates why progress to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay has been slower than expected and looks at ways to accelerate efforts to reduce pollution.
CBF and Volunteers Plant More Than 6,000 Trees in Maryland This Spring
May 2, 2023
Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff and volunteers worked with several different farmers and organizations this spring to plant about 6,400 trees at four sites along headwater streams in Maryland.
Historic Forest Preservation Legislation Approved by Maryland General Assembly
April 10, 2023
CBF is celebrating the General Assembly’s formal approval today of legislation that will protect more forested land in Maryland.
Gov. Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities
January 20, 2023
Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay.
Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report
January 18, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.
Five Ways We’re Advocating for Bay Restoration in 2023
January 11, 2023
Legislative sessions have kicked off around the watershed. Here’s what we’re fighting for.
Governor-Elect Moore Has Right Plan for Chesapeake Bay; Restoring Hope Is First Step
January 5, 2023
Maryland Gov.-Elect Wes Moore’s optimism is a welcome antidote to the recent gloom surrounding the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
CBF's 2022 State of the Bay Score Unchanged
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.
Clean Water Advocacy: December 2022 Update
December 29, 2022
Though a slower season for advocacy, the past three months saw some important developments on clean water issues across the watershed.
Air Board Approves Plan to Withdraw Virginia From RGGI
December 7, 2022
The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board today approved a proposal to begin a long-term regulatory process that could end Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Program at Risk in Virginia
December 7, 2022
By ending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, often called RGGI, Virginia would lose a key tool for reducing air pollution from power plants, which contributes to pollution to the Bay.
Toxic Waste Hits Home in Hampton Roads
November 4, 2022
As EPA plans cleanup, pollution sparks concern in a Portsmouth community. High tides and heavy rains wash floodwaters over the contaminated site in low-lying Hampton Roads, polluting waterways, threatening wildlife, and creating a public health risk.
Save the Bay News: Environmental Rights, Wetland Fights, and Clean Water
October 21, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at a legislation model to advance clean water protections and climate action, the federal Clean Water Act, and a pivotal Supreme Court case that could jeopardize wetlands.
Clean Water Advocacy: September 2022 Update
September 28, 2022
Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.
Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?
August 30, 2022
Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.
Lake Anna Added to Virginia Dirty Waters List
August 23, 2022
Algal blooms threaten a water lover's paradise.
CBF Cheers New Climate Law, Urges USDA to Invest Ag Conservation Funds in Bay Farmers
August 16, 2022
CBF today cheered President Biden for signing into law landmark climate change legislation that includes historic investments in agricultural conservation programs essential to restoring the Bay and its local rivers and streams and enhancing climate resiliency in the region.
Funding Farmers to Save the Bay
August 16, 2022
Big federal investment to fight climate change will help farmers too.
CBF Cheers Senate Passage of Climate Bill with $20 Billion for Agricultural Conservation
August 7, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation cheered Senate passage today of a climate change and clean energy bill that includes more than $20 billion for climate-smart agricultural conservation practices vital to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways
The Future of Crownsville State Hospital as a Center for Nature and Healing
August 4, 2022
How a place with a dark past could be transformed into a refuge for nature and healing.
CBF Condemns Senate Vote to Weaken Environmental Review Protections
August 4, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) condemned today’s Senate vote to throw out important environmental review safeguards the Biden administration restored earlier this year.
Baltimore's Heat Islands Are a Problem, but New Tree Planting Efforts Could Help
July 14, 2022
The state's urban tree planting program presents an opportunity to deal with sweltering heat in the city.
Brotherly Love for Trees
July 12, 2022
Community activist Kiasha Huling finds trees are some of the best tools to combat Philadelphia's harmful 'heat islands'.
Clean Water Advocacy: June 2022 Update
June 30, 2022
Our work to restore and protect the Bay and its rivers is off to a strong start this year. Here’s where things stand.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Data
June 22, 2022
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its modeled estimate of pollution reduced over the last year. As part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Bay jurisdictions committed to implementing the practices and programs by 2025 that will lead to restored water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.
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