Consider Health Risks When Sealing Driveways and Parking Lots
June 7, 2023
Summer is coming, and what many don’t realize is that sealing driveways and parking lots can pose significant risks both to human health and to aquatic life in our rivers and streams.
‘Envision Marsh Creek’ Restoration and Protection At Free Event June 8
May 31, 2023
The local community is invited to learn more about the Marsh Creek Watershed and plans to restore and protect it at a free public event in Centre County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, June 8.
‘Experience the Upper Conestoga’ and Its Restoration Plan at Free Field Day May 13
May 5, 2023
A free field day in Lancaster County on Saturday, May 13, is an opportunity to learn about the Upper Conestoga River and a restoration plan to clean and protect it.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Plans to Add 500,000 More Trees in 2023
April 26, 2023
The 2023 planting seasons will be the most ambitious yet for the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, to directly fund and plant over 300,000 new trees for Pennsylvania this spring and add another 200,000 in the fall.
Julia Krall Named Executive Director Of Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania
April 25, 2023
Julia Krall is the new Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania. She succeeds CBF Staff Attorney Trisha Salvia, who had been serving as Interim Director.
Student's Stream Dream Salutes Enslaved Kitty Payne
April 12, 2023
Student Aidan Kissner has succeeded in getting the little stream behind his house, which carries many personal memories, named "Kitty Payne Creek" so that it can get the respect, attention, and protection it deserves.
A Trout’s Journey: Behind the Scenes of Pennsylvania’s Fish Hatcheries
March 16, 2023
Getting 3.2 million hatchery-raised trout into waterways, as well as sustaining wild trout populations, is a critical part of the worldclass fishing for which Pennsylvania’s mountain streams are renowned. Both require good water, and lots of it.
Salt for Snow and Ice: Effects on Waterways Not Very Nice
February 24, 2023
For creek critters, salty streams are a toxic brew. But road salts also pollute nearby soils, kill trees and plants important for wildlife, corrode bridges, and pollute drinking water supplies.
New Conowingo Dam License Critical to Bay Restoration
February 16, 2023
The new Conowingo Dam license process can be transformative for the Bay, but only if Maryland officials can work through the challenges of dealing with the dam’s private operator, the utility Constellation Energy.
Pennsylvania Eyes Next Steps to Reduce Agricultural Pollution
February 13, 2023
Funding will soon be flowing from Pennsylvania’s new cost-share Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) to help more farmers put pollution-reduction measures on the ground, creating optimism and momentum for cleaner rivers and streams in the Keystone State.
A New Year, a New Governor, a New Chance to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay
January 25, 2023
As one year ends and another begins, many of us have hope and optimism for the new year. In these early days of 2023, CBF is encouraged that momentum in 2022 can bring us closer to cleaner rivers and streams in Pennsylvania.
CBF Praises Nominations of Redding, Dunn, and Negrin To Cabinet Posts in Shapiro Administration
January 11, 2023
Trisha Salvia, Interim Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, applauded the nominations of Russell Redding and Cindy Adams Dunn to return as Secretaries of the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, and Conservation and Natural Resources, respectively.
CBF's 2022 State of the Bay Score Unchanged
January 5, 2023
Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.
CBF Applauds DEP Grants to Countywide Action Plans to Help Clean Up Local Waters
December 19, 2022
Harry Campbell, Science Policy and Advocacy Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania, applauded the announcement that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was awarding $12.2 million to help counties reduce polluted runoff and improve local water quality.
CBF Applauds National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality
December 12, 2022
Across the Bay watershed, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) awarded 104 grants totaling $33.8 million that will leverage more than $30 million in matching contributions for a total conservation impact of more than $64 million.
Lancaster, Central Pennsylvania Honorees Recognized for Conservation and Environmental Justice Work in Under-Served Neighborhoods
November 10, 2022
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership has awarded its 2022 Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Awards to Dr. Zeshan Ismat of Lancaster City and Brennan Ka’aihue of Central Pennsylvania.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Plants Its 5-Millionth Tree
October 19, 2022
National, state, and local partners gathered at a Franklin County park this morning, to celebrate the planting of the 5-millionth tree in an ambitious, collaborative, and challenging effort to plant 10 million of them in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Tax Credit Program Allows Pennsylvania Farmers To Reap Benefits of Installing Pollution Measures
August 25, 2022
A statewide program is offering $13 million in tax credits to help Pennsylvania farmers reap the benefits of installing conservation practices that improve long-term viability, keep valuable soil on the land, and reduce pollution flowing into local rivers and streams.
A Brighter Future for Pennsylvania Students
July 26, 2022
New education standards include critical environmental requirements for all Pennsylvania students.
CBF Offers Statement on Pennsylvania’s Final Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan Submitted to EPA
July 19, 2022
On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) submitted the Commonwealth’s final Phase 3 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) to the EPA.
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.
EPA Approval of Pequea Creek Watershed Restoration Plan Advances Efforts to Improve Lancaster County Waters
June 30, 2022
Recent EPA approval of a new restoration plan for the Pequea Creek Watershed clears the way for federal funding to put practices on the ground to reduce pollution from agriculture and urban development in Lancaster and Chester counties.
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.
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