New Conowingo Dam License Critical to Bay Restoration
February 16, 2023
The new Conowingo Dam license process can be transformative for the Bay, but only if Maryland officials can work through the challenges of dealing with the dam’s private operator, the utility Constellation Energy.
A New Year, a New Governor, a New Chance to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay
January 25, 2023
As one year ends and another begins, many of us have hope and optimism for the new year. In these early days of 2023, CBF is encouraged that momentum in 2022 can bring us closer to cleaner rivers and streams in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Virginia Gov. Youngkin Proposes New Funding for Clean Water Programs
December 15, 2022
Today Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin proposed budget amendments that would be applied to Virginia’s biennial budget approved last June.
Richmond and Petersburg Churches and Parks Will Add Trees Under Expanded Planting Movement
December 15, 2022
Building on seven years of efforts in Central Virginia to plant trees at churches and community spaces, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners will remove pavement, install conservation practices, and plant hundreds of trees in Richmond and Petersburg under a new grant.
CBF Applauds National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality
December 12, 2022
Across the Bay watershed, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded 104 grants totaling $33.8 million that will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.
Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2022
December 12, 2022
We look back at what clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
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.
CBF Issues Statement On EPA Analysis of PA WIP
November 22, 2022
On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Pennsylvania’s final Watershed Implementation Plan did not demonstrate how the Commonwealth would meet its Bay Restoration goals for nitrogen and sediment pollution reduction.
CBF Statement on 2022 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Survey Results
November 17, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is encouraged by new survey results released Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominon University that found the area of low dissolved oxygen in the Bay was better than average for 2022.
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.
Let Leaves Be: Hibernation Season Is Near!
November 3, 2022
Letting fallen leaves stay on the ground provides a plethora of benefits to water quality and wildlife, including winter cover for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators.
Be the Change
October 27, 2022
For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.
CBF Issues Statement On New Bay Water Quality Assessment
September 14, 2022
Overall water quality in the Chesapeake Bay declined slightly between 2018-2020, according to the most recent assessment. Following the announcement, Beth McGee, director of science and agricultural policy for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement.
Soil Your Undies for Science
August 25, 2022
In Pennsylvania, volunteers buried cotton underwear to explore their soil's health.
Lake Anna Added to Virginia Dirty Waters List
August 23, 2022
Algal blooms threaten a water lover's paradise.
Pennsylvania Budget's Historic Investments In Clean Water Is A Watershed Moment
August 1, 2022
From the Capitol to croplands, making good on these landmark investments is vital to our health, economic well-being, and quality of life.
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.
EPA Approval of Pequea Creek Watershed Restoration Plan Advances Efforts to Improve Lancaster County Waters
June 30, 2022
Recent EPA approval of a new restoration plan for the Pequea Creek Watershed clears the way for federal funding to put practices on the ground to reduce pollution from agriculture and urban development in Lancaster and Chester counties.
Virginia Governor Signs Budget with Historic Clean Water Investments
June 22, 2022
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin yesterday signed a two-year state budget that provides historic levels of investment in in farm conservation practices and other programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
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.
Cumberland County’s Cover Crop Program Is a Model for Others Working to Improve Soil Health and Stem Polluted Farm Runoff
June 6, 2022
Cumberland County’s cover crop incentive program has become a model for other Pennsylvania counties and farmers looking to improve soil health and reduce polluted agricultural runoff.
What to Do About Bay's Troubling Blue Crab Decline?
June 6, 2022
Two-prong approach needed to reverse decline of the iconic Chesapeake blue crab; scientists must research what's contributing to the species' decline, while fishery managers swiftly work to reverse it.
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