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.
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.
Lake Anna Added to Virginia Dirty Waters List
August 23, 2022
Algal blooms threaten a water lover's paradise.
CBF Welcomes Increase for Bay Program in Biden’s Fiscal 2023 Budget
March 29, 2022
CBF welcomes the funding increases in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget for two programs essential to restoring the Bay and its tributaries, EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
Clean Water Advocates File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Decades of Violations by Henrico Sewage System
December 6, 2021
Three environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit today to halt decades of water pollution violations by Henrico County’s sewage treatment plant and sewage collection system, including the release of more than 66 million gallons of raw sewage into the James River in the last five years alone.
New Report Raises Questions about Maryland Department of the Environment’s Draft Wastewater Permit for Massive Eastern Shore Development
October 27, 2021
An engineering report being released today found several issues with Maryland Department of the Environment’s issuance of a draft wastewater permit that would enable the proposed Lakeside at Trappe development to spray wastewater onto fields near Miles Creek and the Choptank River.
CBF Urges Baltimore Department of Public Works to Fix Major Issues at Maryland’s Two Largest Wastewater Treatment Plants
August 31, 2021
CBF is urging Baltimore’s Department of Public Works to take swift action to address the litany of pollution problems revealed at the Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants. The issues have the potential to significantly harm the success of Maryland’s ongoing Bay cleanup work, which depends on significant pollutant reductions from wastewater treatment plants.
Hampton Roads Faces Harmful Algal Blooms This Week
August 27, 2021
A proliferation of harmful algal blooms this week across Hampton Roads is clear in striking aerial photos and videos captured by CBF and American Multimedia Solutions near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Aug. 26. The algae colored the water reddish-brown in many places, including Ocean View in Norfolk, Chic’s Beach in Virginia Beach, and the Lafayette and York rivers.
Congress Must Help Save the Chesapeake Bay
August 27, 2021
The ongoing bay cleanup provides Congress with an opportunity to demonstrate that we can reduce bay pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus.
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.
CBF's 2020 State of the Bay Score Down Slightly
January 5, 2021
This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018. While concerning, the decline is largely due to ineffective management of the Bay's striped bass population, as opposed to water quality concerns.
CBF Statement on Recommendation to Implement Phosphorus Management Tool
December 13, 2019
Today the Phosphorus Management Tool Advisory Committee recommended continuing to implement the phosphorus management tool as scheduled.
CBF Names Brenda Sieglitz to Manage the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership
December 11, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has named Brenda Sieglitz to manage the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, one of Pennsylvania’s most ambitious, collaborative, and challenging efforts to restore and protect its rivers and streams by planting 10 million trees by the end of 2025.
CBF: From Paper to Practice, Real Benefits Come When Farm Plans Are Implemented
December 7, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, made the following statement after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reported that inspections found that 96 percent of almost 3,000 small farms visited in the watershed meet state requirements for having pollution reduction plans.
CBF Applauds Senate's Passing a Bill That Sets Fertilizer Application Rates and Restrictions
March 21, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell applauding the state Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 792, which sets lawn fertilizer application rates and requires certain registrations, licenses, and inspection fees.