Save the Bay News: The Future (and Deep Roots) of Regenerative Farming
February 24, 2023
This month, we explore the roots of regenerative agriculture, how winter is unfolding on CBF’s own regenerative farm (and why we have one), and what the future of agriculture in the watershed could look like.
Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2022
December 12, 2022
We look back at what clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
Clean Water Advocacy: September 2022 Update
September 28, 2022
Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.
CBF President Hilary Falk Issues a Statement on New Pa. Budget That Will Reduce Pollution
July 13, 2022
Today, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Hilary Falk, joined EPA Region III director Adam Ortiz, Kyle Kotzmoyer with the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, as well as elected officials from the Commonwealth to discuss advances made in the Pennsylvania budget.
CBF Cheers Legislature’s Historic Investments To Reduce Pollution in Pennsylvania’s Rivers and Streams
July 8, 2022
CBF is applauding a Pennsylvania General Fund Budget agreed to by the state legislature and signed by Governor Tom Wolf that includes an historic investment of millions of dollars to reduce pollution in Commonwealth rivers and streams.
Clean Water Advocacy: June 2022 Update
June 30, 2022
Our work to restore and protect the Bay and its rivers is off to a strong start this year. Here’s where things stand.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Data
June 22, 2022
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its modeled estimate of pollution reduced over the last year. As part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Bay jurisdictions committed to implementing the practices and programs by 2025 that will lead to restored water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.
Cumberland County’s Cover Crop Program Is a Model for Others Working to Improve Soil Health and Stem Polluted Farm Runoff
June 6, 2022
Cumberland County’s cover crop incentive program has become a model for other Pennsylvania counties and farmers looking to improve soil health and reduce polluted agricultural runoff.
A Cleaner, Greener Future for Pennsylvania Is Within Our Reach
May 10, 2022
State legislators have the chance to enact change by passing the Clean Streams Fund.
EPA Finds That Pennsylvania’s Latest Plan to Achieve Clean Water Commitments Remains Insufficient
April 18, 2022
EPA Region III Administrator Adam Ortiz today announced actions EPA is taking to hold the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accountable for an insufficient plan to put programs and practices in place to achieve the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025.
CBF Welcomes Increase for Bay Program in Biden’s Fiscal 2023 Budget
March 29, 2022
CBF welcomes the funding increases in President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget for two programs essential to restoring the Bay and its tributaries, EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and technical assistance for farmers enrolled in U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs.
Save the Bay News: Are We on Track?
January 21, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we discuss the 2021 State of the Blueprint report and how we can get Bay restoration back on track.
Pennsylvania's Steep Road to Clean Water
January 20, 2022
Earlier this month, CBF released its 2021 State of the Blueprint report with a large focus on Pennsylvania. Here are the highs, lows, and next steps for the Keystone State.
Five Ways We’re Advocating for Bay Restoration in 2022
January 18, 2022
Legislative sessions have kicked off around the watershed. Here’s what we’re fighting for.
CBF Applauds Support for Growing Greener and Clean Streams Fund and Urges Passage by Full Senate
September 29, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued a statement commending the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for passing to the full Senate legislation that would allocate $500 million to conservation and clean water programs that help farmers, local governments, and projects across the state.
CBF Applauds Governor Wolf’s Call for $737 Million to Support Farmers’ Clean Water and Climate Change Efforts
September 7, 2021
CBF issued a statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority today, commending Governor Tom Wolf for urging U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to implement the $737 million Chesapeake Bay Resilient Farms Initiative (CRFI).
It’s an Opportune Time for Action and Cleaner Water
August 5, 2021
Seizing current opportunities can put Pennsylvania back on track toward its goals for cleaner local rivers and streams and saving the Bay. But action must be taken now; time is running out.
CBF Lauds Sens. Cardin, Casey for Championing PA Conservation Projects
July 9, 2021
CBF thanks U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) for their efforts to help achieve those requirements by seeking funds in next year’s budget for projects to tackle the biggest challenge to restoring the Bay—reducing polluted runoff from Pennsylvania farms.
CBF Applauds Senate Cost-Share Bill That Invests in Clean Water Efforts by Pennsylvania Farmers
September 25, 2020
CBF is applauding new legislation in the state Senate that will offer financial support that farmers in Pennsylvania want and need so they can keep soil on the land, reduce polluted runoff into local streams, and protect their long-term viability.
Planting Trees in Pennsylvania to Save the Bay
September 16, 2020
It will take the work of many hands for Pennsylvania to lessen its impact as the greatest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.
Time for Pennsylvania to Live up to Promises Made
August 31, 2020
Since more than half of the freshwater that pours into the bay comes from the Susquehanna River, saving the Bay is only possible if we first save the local Pennsylvania rivers and streams that feed into it.
Agriculture Cost-Share Program Taking Root in Pennsylvania
August 12, 2020
A proposed program aims to help Pennsylvania farmers and bring the state back on track toward meeting its clean water goals.