Seeing the Watershed Anew
May 17, 2022
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk shares a new look at Bay restoration after an insightful first few months on the job.
A Cleaner, Greener Future for Pennsylvania Is Within Our Reach
May 10, 2022
State legislators have the chance to enact change by passing the Clean Streams Fund.
Electrify Your Lawn Care to Help Save the Chesapeake Bay
May 6, 2022
Switching from gas-powered to electric lawn and garden equipment significantly reduces air pollution that contributes to smog—a major threat to human health—and the nitrogen pollution that harms waterways.
Bay Restoration Leaders Welcome New USDA Funds for Conservation
May 6, 2022
Chesapeake Bay cleanup advocates welcomed today’s announcement by USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie that USDA plans to direct an additional $22.5 million this year to helping farmers in the watershed adopt conservation practices that improve water quality in the Bay and its tributaries.
Acid Mine Drainage: A Toxic Brew Flowing Downstream
May 6, 2022
The headwaters of Kittanning Run are like other coldwater fisheries in Pennsylvania. The stream is clear and supports diverse aquatic life. But less than a mile downstream, the Kittanning turns ugly.
Free South Richmond Course to Build Leaders and Advocates
May 5, 2022
Residents of Richmond’s Southside have a first-ever opportunity to take a free environmental leadership course for adults this spring, with sessions ranging from a boat trip on the James River to a discussion led by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan.
52 Years of Earth Day
April 21, 2022
This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. This important day set off an extraordinary movement to celebrate our natural world and inspire people from all walks of life to stand up for its critical protection and restoration. Look at the history of what this day has meant to all of us who insist on a clean and healthy Earth.
CBF Supports Initial Revisions to Rollback of Environmental Review Rules
April 19, 2022
CBF supports the White House’s first round of revisions to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal actions or projects, which were finalized today.
EPA Finds That Pennsylvania’s Latest Plan to Achieve Clean Water Commitments Remains Insufficient
April 18, 2022
EPA Region III Administrator Adam Ortiz today announced actions EPA is taking to hold the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accountable for an insufficient plan to put programs and practices in place to achieve the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025.
Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Beavers
April 7, 2022
These toothy, big-tailed creatures are some of the Chesapeake’s best Bay savers.
CBF Encouraged by General Assembly’s Approval of Legislation to Strengthen Water Pollution Enforcement
March 31, 2022
The Maryland General Assembly today approved legislation strongly supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to increase inspection and enforcement activities related to facilities permitted to discharge pollution into the state’s waterways.
CBF Welcomes Increase for Bay Program in Biden’s Fiscal 2023 Budget
March 29, 2022
CBF welcomes the funding increases in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget for two programs essential to restoring the Bay and its tributaries, EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
CBF Statement on Maryland Taking Over Back River Wastewater Plant
March 28, 2022
As a result of continued and unresolved problems at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Baltimore, MDE has directed the Maryland Environmental Service to take charge of operations at the plant. The directive was issued after Baltimore City failed to comply with a previous 48-hour order to end illegal discharges from the plant.
Ongoing Issues at Baltimore’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Must Be Resolved
March 24, 2022
Today, the Maryland Department of Environment released an updated inspection report from Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant revealing significant and ongoing maintenance and operational failures that are resulting in excessive amounts of pollution reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
Bear Creek Superfund Designation Marks Turning Point for Removal of Legacy Pollution in Baltimore
March 18, 2022
The EPA has announced it would formally add Bear Creek to the Superfund National Priorities List, which will spur a federal cleanup effort in the polluted waterway near Baltimore.
CBF Supports Legislation to Increase Enforcement of Maryland Environmental Regulations
February 23, 2022
CBF is announcing its strong support of new legislation being considered in the Maryland General Assembly to address the long-term decline in state enforcement of water pollution discharge permits.
Virginia House and Senate Release Clean Water Budgets
February 21, 2022
In separate budgets bills released this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates advanced proposals to fund state operations over the next two years. Both proposals provided unprecedented funding for programs to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay in recognition of the looming 2025 deadline to meet Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint restoration goals.
Wood and Kreps: Floaters, Heelsplitters and Pigtoes—Why Virginia Must Invest in Freshwater Mussels
February 21, 2022
Freshwater mussels, the unsung heroes of Virginia's rivers and streams, are facing extinction. Virginia legislators are now considering proposals that could help bring them back.
Virginia Budget Items Support Clean Water, Oysters, Mussels, and Environmental Education
February 16, 2022
As Virginia legislators consider the budget for the next two fiscal years, the CBF urges support for many important clean water initiatives.
New Report Details Farm Practices That Cut Pollution and Fight Climate Change
February 15, 2022
A new report from CBF highlights the multiple benefits of agricultural conservation practices essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Farm Forward examines practices that reduce pollution, combat climate change, improve soil health and farmers’ bottom lines, and boost local economies.
ShoreRivers, DCPG, and CBF File to Intervene in Maryland’s Lawsuit Against Valley Proteins
February 14, 2022
On Friday, a coalition of organizations—ShoreRivers, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation—filed a motion to intervene in a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating wastewater pollution limits and permit requirements.
Pennsylvania’s Proposed Budget Has Opportunities for Cleaner Rivers and Streams
February 8, 2022
CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s $43.7 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2022-23.
Full Attention on Halfmoon Creek
February 4, 2022
CBF and partners create a unique watershed restoration plan.
Legislation Would Cripple Virginia Air and Water Boards, Reduce Public Transparency
January 26, 2022
Virginia’s citizen boards, including the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board, would be crippled and public transparency eliminated under several bills introduced in the General Assembly.
Save the Bay News: Are We on Track?
January 21, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we discuss the 2021 State of the Blueprint report and how we can get Bay restoration back on track.
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