Save the Bay News: Herons, Oysters, and a New Kind of Classroom
July 23, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how cities can be home to wildlife and provide students with hands-on educational nature experiences.
Raiding Dedicated Conservation Funds to Plug the State’s Budget Gap Would Further Damage Pennsylvania’s Environment
November 18, 2020
As Pennsylvania legislators begin looking under the Commonwealth’s cushions for enough spare change to plug a state budget gap that could be higher than $4 billion, they should keep hands off of funds already dedicated to conservation and environmental programs.
CBF Steps up Efforts to Ensure Trees Are Available for Planting
September 24, 2020
CBF, which coordinates the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, is spending about $2.6 million for 710,000 trees, shelters, and stakes to supply plantings through 2022.
Smallmouth Bass are Making a Comeback
August 27, 2020
After years of struggling with pollution and disease, some populations of smallmouth bass are making a slow recovery.
Pennsylvania Has Been ‘Growing Greener’ for 20 Years
January 10, 2020
Twenty years after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge signed a bill establishing Growing Greener at $650 million over five years, the Commonwealth struggles today to make the adequate investments necessary to clean and protect its waters.
PA Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are—on Farms
November 8, 2019
The boots on the ground—the farmers and the conservation community—are leading the way. It’s time state legislators invest in them.
CBF Applauds NFWF Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality
October 17, 2019
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling more than $3.1 million aim to clean and restore polluted rivers and streams in the Commonwealth.
Pennsylvania Farmers Experience the Bay Their Efforts Can Save
October 3, 2019
Pennsylvania farmers recently spent a weekend on the Chesapeake Bay to see and feel the effects of their clean water efforts are having downstream.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Opposes Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
April 18, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has submitted comments to EPA opposing proposed changes to the analysis underlying the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
Caring Vet is a Hero Among 'Heroes'
April 17, 2019
Retired Navy Senior Chief and Chef Adam Gagne relishes the chance to share his passion for kayak fishing with veterans and first responders.
CBF Issues Statement on Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
February 7, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, EPA published changes in how it looks at the costs and benefits of the Mercury Air Toxics Standards.
2018 State of the Bay: A Stiff Reality Check
January 15, 2019
A cynic might be tempted to say that our optimism for the Bay a year ago was false, but a clear-eyed optimist will instead look closely at the important scientific signals and watch carefully as 2019 progresses.
CBF Statement on Proposed Changes to Mercury Air Toxics Standards
December 28, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Yesterday, the EPA proposed to change how it looks at the costs and benefits of the Mercury Air Toxics Standards.
Ten Million New Trees Can Stem the Tide of Rushing Waters
October 24, 2018
One of the most ambitious and challenging efforts to reduce the pollutant payload that flows into the Susquehanna, other Commonwealth waterways, and down to the Chesapeake Bay has taken root—the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership.
Quality Water, Soil, and Sales on the Menu at Field Day on Misty Mountain Farm
October 3, 2018
At Pennsylvania's Misty Mountain Farm, riparian forest buffers, no-till, and cover crop farming techniques improve soil and water quality, leading to success for business and the Bay.
Flood of 10 Million Trees Could Help Offset Impact of Future PA Deluges
September 20, 2018
Veteran newspaper photographer John Pavoncello has been eye-to-eye with all kinds of human drama.
This Week in the Watershed: A Big Dam Problem
May 4, 2018
It's not often you can see water pollution from space. But a well-known image following Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 has a long, complicated story to tell.
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.
Return to the Bennett Farm
December 28, 2017
State and local elected and conservation officials converged on Toad Hollow Road in Susquehanna County bearing congratulations and keen interest in seeing the Bennett Farm for themselves.
Exelon’s Share for Mitigation on the Conowingo Dam
December 21, 2017
The Conowingo Dam 20 miles north of the mouth of the Susquehanna River has been the focus of scientific scrutiny and concern since the 1990s, and public worry for the past five years.
New Study Finds Exelon Able to Make Significant Contributions to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Conowingo Dam While Remaining Profitable
December 5, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A new study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy shows Exelon Generation Company can mitigate a substantial portion of environmental impacts caused by its Conowingo Dam operation, while continuing to make a healthy profit.
Under the Microscope: Science the Source of Solutions
June 27, 2017
As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time.
CBF Applauds Governor Wolf's Strong Commitment to Clean Water in PA and the Bay
March 29, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement applauding Governor Tom Wolf's commitment to clean water for the Commonwealth and the Chesapeake Bay.