With State Help, Farmers Make A Difference
February 15, 2023
Virginia legislators are considering several important proposals that could open significant opportunities for more farmers to improve their business operations while working for cleaner water.
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.
Virginia Gov. Youngkin Proposes New Funding for Clean Water Programs
December 15, 2022
Today Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin proposed budget amendments that would be applied to Virginia’s biennial budget approved last June.
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.
Supporting Farmers Calls for Solid Cost-Sharing Programs
January 31, 2022
Virginia now has an unprecedented opportunity to fully fund its agricultural cost-share program.
Virginia Farmers Now Eligible for Portable Fencing Funding to Protect Streams
August 10, 2021
This summer, farmers in Virginia became eligible for state cost-share funding to pay for portable fencing to keep livestock out of streams and rivers. Fencing livestock out of waterways has significant benefits for clean water because it prevents erosion and waste from polluting streams. The practice also contributes to healthier herds.
Virginia Budgets Largely Preserve Clean Water Investments
October 6, 2020
After floor votes on the budget by the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates late last week, legislators in Virginia’s General Assembly are on track to largely preserve investment in clean water programs and Chesapeake Bay restoration.
Don’t Let Water Quality Become Another COVID-19 Casualty
August 18, 2020
During the legislative special session this month, Virginia legislators should continue to provide robust support for programs that reduce algae-feeding pollution from stormwater, agriculture and sewage treatment plants.
New Virginia Leadership Should Look to Blueprint for Clean Water, Climate Action, and Green Jobs
December 12, 2019
This session we can implement the blueprint, meaningfully address climate change, support green jobs and ensure clean water for future generations.
How Will the Story of Chesapeake Bay Restoration End? Virginia’s New Plan Is a Crucial Chapter.
September 5, 2019
It's up to Virginia state legislators to ensure the funding and programs are in place to make Virginia's strong Chesapeake Bay Blueprint a reality.
Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Heads in the Right Direction
September 4, 2019
Virginia recently released a strong, detailed and practical plan to reduce pollution to its portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal rivers that feed it. Now, Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly must turn the plan into action.
Budget Increases for Virginia Clean Water Programs
February 24, 2019
(RICHMOND, VA)—Today Virginia's General Assembly approved modifications to the state's budget for this fiscal year and the next, including several funding changes for key programs that restore Virginia's waterways.
This Week in the Watershed: Exposing Our Values
February 15, 2019
There is perhaps no document more revealing than a budget.
CBF Statement on Gov. Northam Budget Proposal
December 18, 2018
(RICHMOND)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his Administration’s budget proposal, which includes historic investments in programs to restore Virginia waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
CBF Statement on Gov. Northam Proposing Historic Investment in Natural Resources
December 12, 2018
(VIRGINIA BEACH)—Today Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced his Administration’s proposed budget increases for critical programs that benefit Chesapeake Bay restoration.
CBF Brings Bedford Farmers to the Bay
August 22, 2018
Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.
This Week in the Watershed: Investing in Clean Water
June 8, 2018
When Virginia's General Assembly adjourned in March, there was one item unresolved. There was deadlock on the state budget. But following a lengthy special session, it's clear there is something legislators all agree on: clean water.
This Week in the Watershed: Unfinished Business
April 6, 2018
It’s an exciting time on the Bay and its rivers and streams. Ospreys are back, flora is beginning to bloom, and the days are lengthening. And in Richmond and Annapolis, activity is beginning to wind down in the halls of its Capitols.