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  • Shuffling Conservation Funds for Other Purposes Is a No-No – Says State Supreme Court

    July 22, 2021

    CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, applauding the state Supreme Court’s ruling this week that it is unconstitutional for the Commonwealth to transfer monies from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Oil and Gas Fund to the General Fund in order to fill budget gaps.

  • CBF Issues a Statement on the June Dead Zone Assessment

    July 16, 2021

    Data from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University found that the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay was smaller than average in June.

  • CBF Urges Municipalities to Use Some Pandemic Recovery Funds to Invest in Local Waters

    July 14, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, encouraging municipalities within the Commonwealth’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that will receive a portion of a total of $170 million of American Rescue Plan funding, to invest some of it in projects that will clean up and protect water quality in their local communities.

  • Maryland’s 5 Million Tree Program Will Help Protect the Shore

    July 7, 2021

    Climate change is a pressing threat to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Planting trees is a cost-effective way to help insulate communities against climate change and mitigate its more devastating effects.

  • Baltimore Marks Milestone in Addressing Sewer Overflows

    July 6, 2021

    After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Herons in Harrisburg

    July 2, 2021

    Endangered Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are finding unexpected refuge in urban neighborhoods.

  • Governor Northam Signs Clean Water Bills

    June 25, 2021

    Today at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that will benefit the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. The bills were passed earlier this year by the Virginia General Assembly.

  • CBF Issues Statement on 2021 Dead Zone Forecast

    June 23, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is predicted to be smaller than average this summer. The forecast is largely based on the amount of rainfall from January to May.

  • CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card

    June 22, 2021

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.

  • Save the Bay News: Urban Watersheds, Community Farms, and Rain Gardens

    June 17, 2021

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at the opportunities cities have to help stop pollution in the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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