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  • New EPA Coal Ash Rule Reduces Environmental Protections

    July 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Environmental Protection Agency has issued final rules governing the handling and monitoring of hazardous coal ash.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Bay Building Blocks

    June 29, 2018

    Speak of the Chesapeake Bay and thoughts of the mighty oyster or beloved blue crab are not far away. These treasured critters are not only delectable but are critical building blocks for the health of the Bay's ecology.

  • CBF Issues Statement on CBSAC Crab Report

    June 27, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation interim Environmental Protection and Restoration Vice President Alison Prost issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee's (CBSAC) annual blue crab report.

  • Dredging Man-O-War Shoal Could Deplete Oyster Restoration Budget, with Uncertain Benefits

    June 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following a media report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 17 granted a request by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to dredge up to five million bushels of oyster shells from the Man-O-War Shoals near the mouth of the Patapsco River over five years, and perhaps as many as 30 million bushels longer term.

  • 3,000 Bushels of Oyster Shell Needed by July to Bring Back Virginia Reefs

    May 10, 2018

    (VIRGINIA)—Restaurants and seafood lovers are urgently needed to help provide the 3,000 bushels of oyster shells needed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation this year to build new oyster reefs.

  • This Month on the Bay: A Mahogany Tide in May

    May 9, 2018

    Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Winter Crab Dredge Survey Results

    May 9, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement following the release of the Winter Crab Dredge Survey results.

  • CBF Seeking Oyster Gardeners in Virginia

    April 18, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is holding oyster gardening workshops this June on the Eastern Shore and in Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula that allow volunteers to support efforts by the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance to add 10 billion new oysters to the Bay by 2025.

  • This Month on the Bay: Springtime Silver in the Rivers in April

    April 12, 2018

    In the spring, our Chesapeake swells with silver: shad and river herring.

  • Anglers for Clean Water: John Bello

    March 14, 2018

    Like many of us "of a certain age," John Bello cut his angling teeth as a boy, with his father and an uncle bottom-fishing bait on oyster reefs for white perch, spot, croakers, and gray trout.

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