This Week in the Watershed: A Bay Mutiny
July 20, 2018
In 1608, during the first exploration of the Chesapeake Bay by European settlers, it was Captain John Smith who led the way. Of the countless voyages throughout this national treasure since, it's a safe bet that most had a captain.
CBF Issues Statement on Congressional Efforts to Derail the Blueprint
July 19, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the passage of Congressman Goodlatte’s amendment to H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019.
New EPA Coal Ash Rule Reduces Environmental Protections
July 18, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Environmental Protection Agency has issued final rules governing the handling and monitoring of hazardous coal ash.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Reduction Estimates
July 17, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement following the release of Chesapeake Bay Program data on modeled reductions in pollution.
CBF Issues Statement on Amendment to Weaken Bay Clean-Up Efforts
July 13, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker issued this statement today after Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) again offered an amendment to weaken the Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort.
This Week in the Watershed: A Blessing and a Curse
July 13, 2018
The recent hot and sunny weather throughout the watershed has blessed many of us with picturesque days to swim, fish, or work in our gardens. But this weather isn’t a blessing to some.
This Week in the Watershed: Best Bang for Our Buck
July 6, 2018
The least expensive ways to fight pollution also targets the largest source of pollution—agricultural runoff.
This Week in the Watershed: Bay Building Blocks
June 29, 2018
Speak of the Chesapeake Bay and thoughts of the mighty oyster or beloved blue crab are not far away. These treasured critters are not only delectable but are critical building blocks for the health of the Bay's ecology.
Man-made Oyster Reef Near Key Bridge is Thriving
June 28, 2018
(BALTIMORE, MD)—A man-made oyster reef finished a year ago next to Fort Carroll in the middle of the Patapsco River is in excellent condition.
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: Halfway There
June 1, 2018
The history of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are riddled with grand promises, high expectations, and missed deadlines. But the story changed when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint was introduced in 2010.
This Week in the Watershed: A Little Spark
May 18, 2018
When Robert Dean was planning the first Clean the Bay Day 29 years ago, his greatest worry was getting enough volunteers to leave the comfort of their homes on a Saturday morning to get dirty and tired picking up trash. But he underestimated the love Virginians have for their waterways.
This Week in the Watershed: Threats and Resilience
May 11, 2018
Like the victim of Chinese water torture, the Chesapeake Bay seems afflicted by a constant stream of assaults, most of them man-made.
This Month on the Bay: A Mahogany Tide in May
May 9, 2018
Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.
This Week in the Watershed: A Big Dam Problem
May 4, 2018
It's not often you can see water pollution from space. But a well-known image following Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 has a long, complicated story to tell.
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.
This Week in the Watershed: The Biggest Ever
April 20, 2018
A recently released study found that not only are Bay grasses flourishing, but the comeback of grasses is one of the few places on Earth where ecological improvements are a direct result of human efforts to reduce pollution.
This Week in the Watershed: A Disappearing Act
April 13, 2018
After months of meetings, letters, phone calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act. Until the legislation disappeared.
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.
This Week in the Watershed: Embracing Innovation
March 30, 2018
Every day we all witness a growing threat to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
This Week in the Watershed: Recognizing Success
March 23, 2018
In Washington’s polarized atmosphere, issues finding bipartisan support are few and far between. But as the recent FY18 budget reveals, partisanship is often cast aside when clean water is at stake.
CBF Issues Statement on Federal Funding Legislation
March 22, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued the following statement concerning the Congressional spending bill released last night.
This Week in the Watershed: Picture Perfect
March 16, 2018
For many of us here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Bay is the most beautiful place on earth. Perhaps many of us feel that way thanks to our annual photo contest.
CBF Annual Photo Contest Gets Under Way
March 12, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 13th annual watershed photo contest is now underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 6.
This Week in the Watershed: The Best in the World
March 9, 2018
"Why the Chesapeake Bay is the best in the world." That's the headline emblazoned atop an editorial this week in the Washington Post.
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