February 6, 2024
As a final budget continues to take shape in Pennsylvania, CBF is specifically calling for funding that could extend the Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP).
February 6, 2024
Maryland should no longer be a dumping ground for industrial sludge, a growing concern that new bipartisan legislation introduced today by primary sponsors Delegate Sara Love and Senator Justin Ready intends to address.
January 10, 2024
As Virginia legislators begin the legislative session, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is highlighting key environmental policy decisions faced in Virginia.
Major Flooding Across Chesapeake Bay Watershed Highlights Need for Lasting Solutions From MD and VA Legislators
January 9, 2024
Today, communities across the Chesapeake Bay watershed are experiencing severe coastal flooding. Extreme flooding demonstrates the need for long-term sustainable solutions for tidal flooding across the Bay.
January 3, 2024
Talbot County officials should closely monitor the development's growth and ensure sewage discharge and other plans are not harming Talbot's way of life.
December 29, 2023
To create healthier rivers and streams for future generations Virginia legislators could launch a new pilot program that pays farmers based on how much cleaner they leave nearby waterways.
December 27, 2023
Maryland has become a dumping ground for the region's industrial sludge waste. But what is industrial sludge and why does it matter?
Cumberland County Farm Project Is an Example of How the New ACAP Cost-Share Works for Cleaner Streams in Pennsylvania
December 21, 2023
Liquid manure doesn’t run off of Greg Strayer’s Cumberland County beef farm and threaten the Conodoguinet Creek any longer, thanks to a new 185,000-gallon storage area made possible with cost-share funds through Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP).
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.
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.
September 19, 2023
Striped bass face growing challenges from habitat loss, low oxygen levels, and climate change as they struggle to recover from a significant decline on the East Coast.
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.
CBF Applauds $14.3 Million in Bay Program Grants To Benefit Pennsylvania Farms, Improve Local Waters
July 25, 2023
CBF applauded today’s announcement in Pennsylvania that $14.3 million will benefit farms and help farmers implement conservation measures to improve water quality locally and at the Chesapeake Bay.
June 20, 2023
Leading researchers across the watershed released a seminal scientific report in May that sought to answer the question so many people are asking: Why is restoration taking so long?
June 7, 2023
Summer is coming, and what many don’t realize is that sealing driveways and parking lots can pose significant risks both to human health and to aquatic life in our rivers and streams.
CBF: Maryland Should Align Water Quality Goals With Farm Nutrient Management Plans as Part of New Changes
June 5, 2023
On Thursday, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced plans to shift the process of creating nutrient management plans with farmers from one mostly under the agency’s control to a system based on private companies and farm entities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.
December 29, 2022
Though a slower season for advocacy, the past three months saw some important developments on clean water issues across the watershed.
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.
December 15, 2022
Today Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin proposed budget amendments that would be applied to Virginia’s biennial budget approved last June.
December 12, 2022
We look back at what clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
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