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.
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.
Community, Wildlife, and Clean Water at Mulberry Run Wetlands
September 27, 2019
From boggy and grassy to teaming with plants and wildlife, the manmade wetland in Waynesboro, VA is bringing new joy and less flooding to the Jefferson Park Neighborhood.
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.
5 Things to Know about Maryland’s Clean Water Blueprint
May 7, 2019
Maryland's Clean Water Blueprint must get Maryland to the reductions necessary to meet its commitment to the 2010 federal “Total Maximum Daily Load.”
What You Need to Know about Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint
April 30, 2019
Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint (also known as the the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan) is the single most important road map to restoring Virginia’s waterways
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.
Clean Water Voices in the Old Dominion
February 13, 2019
Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.
Waterway Solutions in the Old Dominion
January 17, 2019
I have high hopes the Virginia General Assembly will protect our waterways.
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.
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.
CBF Applauds Clean Water Funding in Virginia Budget
May 31, 2018
Yesterday, Virginia's General Assembly approved a budget for the Commonwealth for the next two fiscal years, which will become law once signed by Gov. Ralph Northam.
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.
CBF Statement on Clean Water Programs in Proposed Virginia Budgets
February 19, 2018
(RICHMOND, VA)—In separate proposed budgets released Sunday, the Virginia Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee released funding proposals for the Commonwealth’s clean water programs for the next two fiscal years.
Fast and Furious in Harrisburg, Annapolis, and Richmond
February 9, 2018
At the dawn of every new year, shortly after the ball drops and the confetti is swept away, our Bay saving efforts kick into another gear. With the new year comes the start of legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia, and its continuation in Pennsylvania.
VA Localities Must Address Stormwater Runoff
January 25, 2018
Virginia localities need to address stormwater runoff from urban and suburban areas.