May 16, 2022
The largest salamanders in North America were plentiful in the Bay watershed decades ago. Today, with their populations teetering and habitat facing multiple threats, the Eastern hellbender is still as charismatic and ugly a critter as ever.
November 5, 2019
CBF student leaders went to Williamsport to celebrate the salamander that is Pennsylvania’s new official state amphibian and to salute the state senator whose support was key to making it happen.
April 23, 2019
(HARRISBURG, PA)—“Today is a victory not only for hellbenders and clean water, but also for the power of student voices."
April 16, 2019
(HARRISBURG, PA)—A bill designating the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania's official state amphibian is headed to Governor Tom Wolf's desk.
February 4, 2019
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania applauds the state Senate’s overwhelming passage of Senate Bill 9 today, which would designate the Eastern Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian.
CBF Applauds Committee’s Approval of Bill to Designate the Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s Official State Amphibian
January 29, 2019
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauded the unanimous approval by the state Senate State Government Committee of Senate Bill 9 on Tuesday, to designate the Eastern Hellbender as Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian.
December 11, 2018
Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.
September 11, 2018
There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.
September 7, 2018
The Keystone State is renowned for its abundance of beautiful rivers, streams, and creeks. But roughly 19,000 miles of Keystone State rivers and streams are polluted. And one of its native critters is suffering.
November 16, 2017
(HARRISBURG, PA)—A group of high school students concerned about clean water and a slippery critter, along with a vote this week in the state Senate, have put North America's largest salamander one step closer to becoming Pennsylvania's official state amphibian.