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  • CBF Issues Statement On New Bay Water Quality Assessment

    September 14, 2022

    Overall water quality in the Chesapeake Bay declined slightly between 2018-2020, according to the most recent assessment. Following the announcement, Beth McGee, director of science and agricultural policy for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement.

  • Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?

    August 30, 2022

    Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.

  • Catching a Heat Wave

    July 18, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay is warming. Researchers are finding out why—and what a hotter future means.

  • Pass the Salt, Please

    June 17, 2022

    Oysters like things a little salty. So, what happens when the Bay gets fresh?

  • CBF's 2020 State of the Bay Score Down Slightly

    January 5, 2021

    This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018. While concerning, the decline is largely due to ineffective management of the Bay's striped bass population, as opposed to water quality concerns.

  • CBF Issues Statement on the UMCES Report Card

    May 21, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's annual Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card found that extreme rainfall in 2018 cause indicator score to either decrease or remain the same

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Bay Barometer Report

    April 2, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual Bay Barometer report, looking at 19 environmental indicators. Questions have been asked about the difference in the Bay Barometer and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's State of the Bay score, which declined in 2018.

  • This Month on the Bay: March’s Lion Has Lost His Teeth

    March 21, 2019

    True to form, March 2019 came in like a lion this year.

  • CSAs for the Bay

    March 6, 2019

    In the Chesapeake region, small scale farming that emphasizes best management practices is vital in supporting the health of the Bay and its waterways.

  • 2018 Bay Health Score Drops as Massive Rains Increase Pollution

    January 7, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report score decreased one point this year to 33, equivalent to a D+. The drop was largely due to increased pollution and poor water clarity caused by record regional rainfall.

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