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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • CBF Issues Statement on CBSAC Crab Report

    June 27, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation interim Environmental Protection and Restoration Vice President Alison Prost issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee's (CBSAC) annual blue crab report.

  • CBF Issues Statement on EPA Expectations

    June 20, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a letter outlining their expectations as the Bay jurisdictions prepare Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans.

  • 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.

  • Amid Discussions of Delay, CBF Releases Its 2017 Midpoint Assessment

    May 30, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With discussions underway to consider delaying full implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's midpoint assessment of the principal Bay states' progress has taken on even more importance.

  • 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • Centre County 7th-Graders Learn About Water Quality in Their Own Backyards and the Bay

    May 10, 2018

    It was a wet and wild day of outdoor learning at Fox Gap Rod & Gun Club in Centre County, 30 miles east of State College.

  • 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.

  • A Powerful New Restoration Tool for the Bay

    May 1, 2018

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–a key federal partner in the Chesapeake Bay Program–recently gave Capitol Hill a sneak peek at a unique and powerful new federal restoration tool that will be unveiled on May 31: the Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan.

  • 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.

  • Announcing the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

    April 24, 2018

    This morning, a coalition of national, state, and local partners announced 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.

  • 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.

  • Centre County High School Students to Learn About Water Quality in Their Own Backyards and the Bay

    April 18, 2018

    (HARRISBURG, PA)–Fox Gap Rod & Gun Club will become an outdoor classroom where 90 seventh-graders from Penns Valley High School will learn about water quality in their own Centre County backyards at Elk Creek Field Day on April 30.

  • 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.

  • CBF Issues Statement Following EPA Vehicle Emissions Roll-back Announcement

    April 2, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today EPA announced efforts to roll back greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for automobiles. After the announcement, Alison Prost, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Interim Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued the following statement.

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