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  • 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.

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