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.
Judge Extends Halt to Abingdon Woods Tree Clearing
September 30, 2022
Today, a Harford County Circuit Court judge granted CBF's request for an injunction to stop Abingdon Woods tree clearing for a proposed warehouse project while CBF pursues its lawsuit against the project for potentially violating the state’s Forest Conservation Act.
To Unpave Paradise, Pull Up a Parking Lot
July 15, 2022
CBF and Branch's Baptist Church look to nature to solve environmental, health, and economic problems in Richmond.
New Report Details Farm Practices That Cut Pollution and Fight Climate Change
February 15, 2022
A new report from CBF highlights the multiple benefits of agricultural conservation practices essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Farm Forward examines practices that reduce pollution, combat climate change, improve soil health and farmers’ bottom lines, and boost local economies.
Virginia Tree Cover Could Grow Under Legislation
February 4, 2022
Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly would broaden the authority of localities across Virginia to increase their tree canopies. Current law allows local tree programs to help replace or preserve some of the trees that would otherwise be lost to development, but only in some parts of the Commonwealth.
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.
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.
Virginia Environmental Leader W. Tayloe Murphy Passes Away
September 16, 2021
Longtime Virginia environmental leader and Chesapeake Bay advocate W. Tayloe Murphy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Murphy served as Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources from 2002 to 2006 and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the Northern Neck throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Virginia Farmers Now Eligible for Portable Fencing Funding to Protect Streams
August 10, 2021
This summer, farmers in Virginia became eligible for state cost-share funding to pay for portable fencing to keep livestock out of streams and rivers. Fencing livestock out of waterways has significant benefits for clean water because it prevents erosion and waste from polluting streams. The practice also contributes to healthier herds.
Farm Funding is Our Best Shot to Reduce Bay Pollution
August 4, 2021
Focusing on farms is the best strategy to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's clean water pollution limits by 2025.
CBF Praises House Passage of Legislation to Fund Priority Programs Next Year
July 29, 2021
CBF praised today’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of fiscal year 2022 spending bills that include promising budget numbers for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, a new Interior Department program to restore habitat in the Bay watershed, and Army Corps of Engineers oyster restoration work.
Virginia Landowners Eligible for Full Funding to Plant Streamside Trees in Upper James Watershed
July 27, 2021
Under a new initiative, landowners in parts of Augusta, Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, and Rockbridge counties can now receive full funding to plant trees along rivers and streams that eventually flow into the James River.
Save the Bay News: Urban Watersheds, Community Farms, and Rain Gardens
June 17, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at the opportunities cities have to help stop pollution in the Bay and its rivers and streams.
Life in a Rain Garden
June 11, 2021
For us, it's water infrastructure. For birds and insects, it's home.
5 Ways Bay Restoration Influences Your Health
May 19, 2021
What does water quality have to do with heart disease, stress, and memory? More than you may think!
This Is the Way Small Farms Can Survive and Thrive
February 8, 2021
Dairy farmer Matt Bomgardner sees grazing as a way to save money and preserve family farms.
The Day the Ladybugs Moved In
February 1, 2021
On their farm in Frederick County, Maryland, MK and Andrew Barnet are working to restore the soil, the water, and the planet—all in the name of good food and good life.
It's Time for Maryland Leaders to Double Down on Support for Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
January 13, 2021
Maryland is at a crossroads in its efforts to meet pollution reduction goals in time for the 2025 bay cleanup deadline.
December 16, 2020
A CBF volunteer advocate gives away 12,000 trees, creating a healthier Richmond for all.
Get Real When Considering a Christmas Tree
December 9, 2020
Real Christmas trees are recyclable and renewable resources that clean our water and our air and provide important habitat for wildlife.
More Than 50 Acres of Tree, Shrub, and Meadow Plantings Underway in Several Maryland Eastern Shore Jurisdictions
December 8, 2020
The work represents the first projects put together through a unique collaboration of counties, cities, towns, and environmental organizations.
Tenacity for Trees
December 8, 2020
Despite a cancelled event, Keystone 10 Million Trees partner Anne Wain found a way to plant saplings in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
City of Hampton Fights Flooding with Issuance of Virginia’s First Environmental Impact Bond
December 3, 2020
The City of Hampton closed on Virginia’s first Environmental Impact Bond yesterday, a creative outcomes-based tool to finance $12 million in nature-based solutions to localized flooding as part of its Resilient Hampton initiative.
Raiding Dedicated Conservation Funds to Plug the State’s Budget Gap Would Further Damage Pennsylvania’s Environment
November 18, 2020
As Pennsylvania legislators begin looking under the Commonwealth’s cushions for enough spare change to plug a state budget gap that could be higher than $4 billion, they should keep hands off of funds already dedicated to conservation and environmental programs.
Major Hopewell Tree Planting Effort Continues This Fall
November 9, 2020
Volunteers have joined CBF and partners in planting more than 100 trees in Hopewell this fall, and this coming weekend will give away 200 trees to residents to plant at home.
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