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  • CBF Issues Statement on Passage of the Oyster Fishery Management Bill

    April 4, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation that would task the Oyster Advisory Commission with developing consensus-based recommendations for the future of oyster fishery management in Maryland has now passed both the House and the Senate.

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Bay Barometer Report

    April 2, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual Bay Barometer report, looking at 19 environmental indicators. Questions have been asked about the difference in the Bay Barometer and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's State of the Bay score, which declined in 2018.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Passage of Maryland Oyster Tributary Bill

    March 27, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Legislation that would permanently protect the five Maryland tributaries targeted for large-scale oyster restoration has passed both the Senate and the House.

  • This Month on the Bay: March’s Lion Has Lost His Teeth

    March 21, 2019

    True to form, March 2019 came in like a lion this year.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Slap in the Face

    March 15, 2019

    Whether on cable news, your social media feed, or at the family dinner table, political bickering feels inescapable. But across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, individuals of all political persuasions can all agree on one topic–clean water.

  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson

    March 14, 2019

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that description than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the modern environmental movement.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Trump Budget

    March 11, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Trump Administration budget proposes to reduce spending for EPA by 31 percent.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Proposed 90 Percent Cut to Chesapeake Bay Program

    March 11, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Currently funded at $73 million, the budget proposes reducing funding to $7.3 million, a 90 percent cut.

  • 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.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Bay's Cornerstone

    February 22, 2019

    Following decades of restoration work, we are making progress restoring the Bay's native oyster population. And two pieces of legislation before the Maryland General Assembly would take restoration efforts even further.

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