Clean Water Advocacy: March 2023 Update
March 31, 2023
In the first quarter of the year, CBF and our clean water advocates have been fighting for trees, healthy fisheries, environmental justice, agricultural investments, and more.
CBF Calls for Legislation to Boost Natural Filters During Maryland General Assembly Session
February 9, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will be advocating for five priority bills designed to bolster the Bay’s natural filters and improve water quality during the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session.
Virginia House and Senate Propose New Investment in Clean Water Programs
February 6, 2023
In separate bills approved this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates released proposed amendments to Virginia’s two-year state budget.
Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report
January 18, 2023
The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.
CBF Praises Nominations of Redding, Dunn, and Negrin To Cabinet Posts in Shapiro Administration
January 11, 2023
Trisha Salvia, Interim Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, applauded the nominations of Russell Redding and Cindy Adams Dunn to return as Secretaries of the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and Conservation and Natural Resources, respectively.
CBF's 2022 State of the Bay Score Unchanged
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.
Richmond and Petersburg Churches and Parks Will Add Trees Under Expanded Planting Movement
December 15, 2022
Building on seven years of efforts in Central Virginia to plant trees at churches and community spaces, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners will remove pavement, install conservation practices, and plant hundreds of trees in Richmond and Petersburg under a new grant.
Let Leaves Be: Hibernation Season Is Near!
November 3, 2022
Letting fallen leaves stay on the ground provides a plethora of benefits to water quality and wildlife, including winter cover for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators.
Clean Water Advocacy: September 2022 Update
September 28, 2022
Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.
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.
CBF Statement on Virginia’s Stormwater Policy for Solar Panel Projects
April 1, 2022
This week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a memorandum clarifying its interpretation of how solar panels should be treated when making important stormwater management calculations for new solar energy projects that are subject to key requirements in Virginia’s Stormwater Management Program.
March 9, 2022
CBF's Brian Gish has a plan to restore habitat for brook trout in Pennsylvania.
Cleanup Deadline Is Near, the Bay Needs Action Now
February 25, 2022
The science has been clear; we know what we need to do to restore the Chesapeake Bay but we are not doing it fast enough or at the scale necessary to succeed.
Maryland Leaders Must Seize This Year's Opportunity to Protect the State's Environment
February 9, 2022
Leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to protect Maryland's future generations from a changing climate and ensure we meet the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint goals.
Virginia Tree Cover Could Grow Under Legislation
February 4, 2022
Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly would broaden the authority of localities across Virginia to increase their tree canopies. Current law allows local tree programs to help replace or preserve some of the trees that would otherwise be lost to development, but only in some parts of the Commonwealth.
Love Deer? Plant a Tree
November 22, 2021
Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Pennsylvania are finding many benefits in streamside forests.
Nature in Cities and Cities in Nature
November 2, 2021
Cities are crucial to nature, and vice versa. But the reasons for this are somewhat counterintuitive.
CBF Applauds NFWF Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality and Urges Greater Federal Support
October 15, 2021
Shannon Gority, Executive Director for CBF in Pennsylvania, issued this statement applauding National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling roughly $3.88 million to clean and restore polluted rivers and streams in the Commonwealth.
Volunteers Needed for Tree Plantings in Maryland This Month
October 13, 2021
CBF is hosting three tree plantings in October to help bolster shorelines and reduce Bay pollution. Volunteers are invited to planting events across Maryland to bolster shorelines along streams.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Enters Fourth Fall Season
September 30, 2021
This fall, the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership members will have planted roughly 65,500 native trees. By the end of this year, committed and resilient partners will have planted about 200,000 trees amid lingering pandemic limitations.
Call for Nominations: Mira Lloyd Dock Award Recognizes Conservation and Urban Beautification Work
August 26, 2021
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is accepting nominations for the second annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award, given for conservation work in under-represented communities in Pennsylvania.
Infrastructure Investments Can Help the Environment, Improve Health and Create Jobs
August 5, 2021
Conservation groups across the commonwealth urge legislators to invest in clean water infrastructure projects that will create vast long-lasting benefits.
CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card
June 22, 2021
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.
Tiny but Mighty
May 20, 2021
Bees are critical to our culture, economy, and environment. So why are we losing them at an alarming rate?
5 Ways Bay Restoration Influences Your Health
May 19, 2021
What does water quality have to do with heart disease, stress, and memory? More than you may think!
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