The Bulldozers Are Winning
October 2, 2019
Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.
CBF Statement on Maryland’s Decision to Deny Permits for Charles County Solar Project
August 28, 2019
The Maryland Department of the Environment announced it is denying permits that a developer for Georgetown University had requested for a large solar energy project in Charles County.
CBF Urges Maryland to Deny Permit for Charles County Solar Project
August 27, 2019
Georgetown University is proposing to clear-cut 240 acres of forest next to an environmentally sensitive stream to build the solar array on the Nanjemoy Peninsula near La Plata.
CBF Assesses PA, MD, VA Plans to Achieve 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals
August 23, 2019
With only six years left for Bay jurisdictions to implement plans necessary to restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay, Bay jurisdictions have now sent the EPA their final plans that outline how the 2025 goal will be met.
Mature Buffer along Opossum Creek Shows Tree-Mendous Success
August 9, 2019
The long-term potential for tree-planting success in Pennsylvania is on display and protecting a stretch of Opossum Creek in Cumberland County.
Become A Hopewell Tree Steward at Free Summer Course
July 1, 2019
(HOPEWELL, VA)—Volunteer tree stewards are needed to help plant and nurture the growing number of trees in Hopewell.
CBF Report: The State of the Blueprint
May 28, 2019
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation report examining the state of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint found both good and bad news.
This Week in the Watershed: The Bulldozers Are Waiting
March 1, 2019
It’s a scene that’s far too common. A fleet of gas-guzzling bulldozers flatten acres of high-value, mature, and healthy forest. In a flash, decades, even centuries, of nature’s hard work is reduced to stumps and mud.
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: Forest Fervor
February 8, 2019
We are losing our forests at an alarming rate throughout the watershed.
Runoff Fees Support Solutions to Local Pollution, Flooding
January 30, 2019
On behalf of the conservation community, I extend my sincerest apologies. Collectively we have failed you, the public, on communicating what science has shown us: that our stormwater infrastructure is failing and it's polluting the water we drink, fish and recreate in.
Broad Coalition Supports Trees for Clean Water Bill
January 18, 2019
(RICHMOND, VA)—A broad coalition of Virginians urges support of legislation introduced by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam to expand the ability of localities to require tree planting or replacement during the development process to achieve specific water quality goals.
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.
Making History in 2018
December 4, 2018
Right in our own backyard, the world's greatest environmental recovery is taking place. And that is in no small part thanks to you.
Pesky Leaves on Your Perfect Lawn? We've Got You Covered
November 14, 2018
Autumn is here! Make sure you take care of your leaves the Bay-friendly way.
This Month on the Bay: From Fall Colors to Dead Leaves
November 7, 2018
Tuesday's elections may determine the success or failure of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
CBF Applauds DEP Decision to Distribute Pipeline Penalty to Be Used for Restoration and Stormwater Projects
October 17, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, applauded the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s awarding of the $12.6 million for restoration and stormwater projects in the Commonwealth.
Quality Water, Soil, and Sales on the Menu at Field Day on Misty Mountain Farm
October 3, 2018
At Pennsylvania's Misty Mountain Farm, riparian forest buffers, no-till, and cover crop farming techniques improve soil and water quality, leading to success for business and the Bay.
CBF Urges Passage of Keystone Tree Fund after Measure Is Voted out of House Committee
September 28, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, applauded a unanimous vote by the state House Transportation Committee that could lead to the planting of more trees along streams and streets in the Commonwealth.
Flood of 10 Million Trees Could Help Offset Impact of Future PA Deluges
September 20, 2018
Veteran newspaper photographer John Pavoncello has been eye-to-eye with all kinds of human drama.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Leading Efforts to Plant New Forest Buffer along Monocacy River Tributary in October
September 19, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation with the help of partners and volunteers will plant 1,200 trees and shrubs on Oct. 6 along a tributary to Little Pipe Creek that is part of the Monocacy River Watershed.
A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees
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.
Pennsylvania's Ambitious Antidote for Polluted Streams: 10 Million Trees
May 16, 2018
Larry Herr's contribution is modest: 50 to 75 new young trees, a biological buffer for Silver Creek, which babbles through 76 rolling acres of his farm in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
This Week in the Watershed: 10 Million Keystone Trees
April 27, 2018
Pennsylvania's waters might not contain blue crabs, oysters, or other iconic Chesapeake Bay critters, but with more than 50 percent of the Bay's freshwater flows coming from the Susquehanna River, the Keystone State determines the health of the Chesapeake.
Statewide Partnership Launches Major Effort to Plant 10 Million Trees, Clean up Pennsylvania Waters
April 24, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—National, state, and local partners gathered on a Lancaster County farm Tuesday for the announcement of one of Pennsylvania’s most ambitious, collaborative, and challenging efforts to restore and protect its rivers and streams – the planting of 10 million trees by the end of 2025.
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