Baltimore City Wastewater Treatment Plant Settlement First Step in Reconciling Pollution to the Bay, CBF Says
November 2, 2023
Today, Baltimore City’s Public Works Department agreed to a $4.75 million settlement payment to address pollution from the city-owned Back River and Patapsco wastewater treatment plants.
October 30, 2023
The Halfmoon and Pequea Creek Watersheds Renewal Project, coordinated by CBF, is accelerating progress toward bringing impaired streams in the two Pennsylvania watersheds back to health.
October 20, 2023
With intensifying livestock production in places like the Eastern Shore of Maryland, many are finding that conservation practices can’t keep up with pollution.
October 19, 2023
As low striped bass numbers in the Chesapeake Bay cause widespread concern, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) yesterday released for public comment a fisheries management plan update that seeks to help rebuild the striped bass population.
October 18, 2023
CBF’s Brian Gish discusses the pollution challenges in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County and the best way to approach them.
October 12, 2023
For the fifth consecutive year, juvenile striped bass numbers remained below average in both Maryland and Virginia.
October 6, 2023
Volunteer oyster gardeners set a record in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Virginia program this year, with 691 volunteers across Virginia’s tidal waterways raising and returning 146,533 oysters in 2023.
September 21, 2023
Following the Talbot County Circuit Court’s dismissal of CBF's challenge to MDE's wastewater treatment permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development, CBF today filed an appeal to the Appellate Court of Maryland.
September 20, 2023
Between now and Nov. 25, Maryland residents have an opportunity to provide comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) concerning a permit that governs how more than 1,400 industrial facilities manage pollution from stormwater runoff.
September 2, 2023
In a budget agreement reached this week, legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly agreed to amendments for the second year of Virginia’s two-year state budget for fiscal years 2023 and 2024.
August 18, 2023
Most greenhouse gas emissions that drive pollution in our watershed come from a much larger area, known as the Bay's airshed. Limiting carbon pollution from this larger area is crucial to improving water quality and public health.
August 8, 2023
CBF Maryland Executive Director Allison Colden on oyster restoration, the CESR report, and the future of the save the Bay movement.
July 26, 2023
A federal ocean justice strategy should identify and empower groups that work directly with disadvantaged communities and provide under-invested communities the tools to secure long-term funding in the event federal funding lapses, CBF advised the Biden administration in recent comments.
CBF Applauds $14.3 Million in Bay Program Grants To Benefit Pennsylvania Farms, Improve Local Waters
July 25, 2023
CBF applauded today’s announcement in Pennsylvania that $14.3 million will benefit farms and help farmers implement conservation measures to improve water quality locally and at the Chesapeake Bay.
July 14, 2023
CBF on Thursday filed an amicus brief asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse a Commonwealth Court decision that the Borough of West Chester’s stormwater fee is a tax as applied to West Chester University of Pennsylvania property within the borough.
July 7, 2023
The new program will enable students who attend the county’s outdoor education program at Camp Letts to participate in hands-on lessons about oysters and their importance to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.
July 6, 2023
The results of the annual Bay grasses survey found a 12 percent increase in Bay grasses over the previous year.
June 29, 2023
Progress toward clean water includes the need for a greater focus on the Bay's 'living resources,' such as blue crabs and striped bass, as well as placing more emphasis on the places and pollution that most affect the Bay's human communities.
June 20, 2023
Leading researchers across the watershed released a seminal scientific report in May that sought to answer the question so many people are asking: Why is restoration taking so long?
CBF: Maryland Should Align Water Quality Goals With Farm Nutrient Management Plans as Part of New Changes
June 5, 2023
On Thursday, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced plans to shift the process of creating nutrient management plans with farmers from one mostly under the agency’s control to a system based on private companies and farm entities.
May 31, 2023
The local community is invited to learn more about the Marsh Creek Watershed and plans to restore and protect it at a free public event in Centre County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, June 8.
May 9, 2023
A new report from the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee evaluates why progress to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay has been slower than expected and looks at ways to accelerate efforts to reduce pollution.
April 24, 2023
Dwight Easter, artist and longtime Hampton Roads resident, discusses litter, beachgoing, and creating art.
CBF Thanks Baltimore Leaders, Mayor Brandon Scott for Move to Block Wastewater From East Palestine Toxic Train Crash
March 28, 2023
CBF thanks Baltimore leaders, including Mayor Brandon Scott, for their quick action to modify a company’s wastewater permit to prevent potentially toxic wastewater contaminated by the train crash in East Palestine, Ohio from arriving in Baltimore.
March 27, 2023
Following the announcement that waste water from the East Palestine, OH, train crash will be ultimately disposed of at the Back River Wastewater Treatment plant, Doug Myers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Senior Scientist, issued a statement.
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