Landmark Maryland Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of CBF Ensures Forest Conservation Plans Can Be Legally Challenged
August 26, 2022
The ruling that will help ensure developers follow state law when proposing to clear forested tracts for construction projects.
November 2, 2021
Cities are crucial to nature, and vice versa. But the reasons for this are somewhat counterintuitive.
October 28, 2021
The precedent setting Lakeside at Trappe wastewater permit deserves additional public scrutiny.
January 7, 2021
Trees are a simple and effective tool to make Virginia neighborhoods more livable while providing a cost-effective option to address environmental concerns. In the upcoming General Assembly session, Virginia legislators should help cities and counties expand those efforts.
August 23, 2019
Virginia’s plan is on track to achieve its 2025 goals, provided it accelerates efforts to reduce pollution from agricultural sources and growing urban and suburban areas, while continuing progress in the wastewater sector.
April 17, 2019
(RICHMOND, VA)—CBF Virginia Executive Director Rebecca Tomazin issued the following statement on livestock stream fencing proposals in the draft update to Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint
April 5, 2019
(RICHMOND, VA)—Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today released a draft of the final update to Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint, more technically known as the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan.
March 1, 2019
It’s a scene that’s far too common. A fleet of gas-guzzling bulldozers flatten acres of high-value, mature, and healthy forest. In a flash, decades, even centuries, of nature’s hard work is reduced to stumps and mud.
February 8, 2019
We are losing our forests at an alarming rate throughout the watershed.
August 23, 2018
This is a critical time for bay restoration. At the halfway point between 2010 and 2025 the question is: Are we on track?
February 1, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation was introduced today to help slow the destruction of Maryland's forests by updating the state's 27-year-old Forest Conservation Act.
June 7, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Erik Fisher, Maryland Land Use Planner for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following votes by Commissioners Murphy, Robinson, and Stewart to adopt Watershed Conservation District zoning that will prevent excessive development and help protect clean water in Mattawoman Creek.
March 9, 2017
Pit a bulldozer against a tree and the tree rarely wins.