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  • CBF Supports Biden White House Proposal to Restore Environmental Review Rules

    November 22, 2021

    CBF today submitted comments supporting the Biden administration’s proposal to restore important protections to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal projects. CBF filed joint comments with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, and the Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition.

  • Enactment of Infrastructure Legislation is Major Victory for Chesapeake Bay

    November 15, 2021

    Today, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill contains an increase of $238 million over five years for the Chesapeake Bay Program through EPA and an additional $11.715 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.

  • House Passes Infrastructure Bill with Historic Boost for Chesapeake Bay Program

    November 5, 2021

    CBF hailed passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which boosts funding for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Water Quality Assessment

    October 28, 2021

    The most recent data from the Chesapeake Bay Program estimates that only a third of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal rivers are healthy enough to support essential aquatic species. The score is lower than the previous assessment, which the Bay Program attributes to unusually wet weather.

  • Taking a Dive

    October 27, 2021

    Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.

  • Partners Introduce Oyster Spat to New Solar-Powered Aquaculture System in Baltimore

    October 21, 2021

    Staff from CBF and Solar Oysters loaded about 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto a new automated aquaculture platform in the Baltimore Harbor. The platform uses solar power to rotate large oyster cages filled with young oysters to clean the bivalves and help them grow over time.

  • Prizes Announced for Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament That Starts Oct. 9

    October 5, 2021

    Anglers who catch the most different species of fish in the unique Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament can win a grand prize worth up to $1,400 in Under Armour fishing apparel and All Tackle gift certificates while division winners receive other exciting prizes.

  • Chesapeake Executive Council Falls Short: CBF Issues Statement

    October 1, 2021

    The Council’s job is to lead Bay restoration efforts, establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources, and be accountable to the public for progress made under the Bay agreements. By those measures, the Executive Council has fallen short.

  • Ann Jennings Appointed Virginia Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources

    September 22, 2021

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today appointed Ann Jennings as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Jennings has served for more than three years as Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, helping to implement Governor Northam’s priorities for the Chesapeake Bay, water quality, and natural resources.

  • CBF Praises Watershed Farm Leaders’ Letter Urging More Money for USDA Conservation Programs

    September 20, 2021

    CBF applauds the state Farm Bureaus of the Bay watershed’s six states for urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to devote nearly three quarters of a billion dollars to reducing agricultural pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and the local creeks, streams, and rivers that feed into it.

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