This Week in the Watershed: Bunker Battle Continues
November 17, 2017
The message was loud, clear, and nearly unanimous. More than 127,000 individuals submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and when they were tallied, a resounding 99.6 percent were in support of an ecosystem-based approach to menhaden management.
This Week in the Watershed: Fighting for Forests
November 10, 2017
Right now, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, trees are exploding with color. The beautiful foliage around every corner is just one of the many benefits trees provide.
This Week in the Watershed: A Critical Election
November 3, 2017
After last year's volatile election cycle, it's tempting to dismiss any call to the polls this season. But the Virginia gubernatorial election is only days away. And this election is critical.
This Week in the Watershed: Losing Our Compass
October 27, 2017
At the foundation of all the work to save the Bay is one fundamental element–science.
This Week in the Watershed: The Bay's Bread and Butter
October 20, 2017
There are only a few days left to help the most important fish in the sea.
This Week in the Watershed: Toxic Clouds
October 13, 2017
At first glance, emissions from a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, Indiana, or Tennessee would seem completely unrelated to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
This Week in the Watershed: If You Build It They Will Come
September 29, 2017
It goes without saying, but the Bay looked awfully different when Captain John Smith first navigated its waters in 1608. The journals of Smith reveal a Bay bursting with life.
This Week in the Watershed: From Trash Pits to Oyster Reefs
September 22, 2017
Archaeologists can learn a lot about a civilization by looking in one place–the trash pit.
This Week in the Watershed: Menhaden’s Moment
September 15, 2017
As we've written before, menhaden might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but there's a reason they’re often called "the most important fish in the sea."
CBF Issues Statement on Congressional Efforts to Derail the Blueprint
September 8, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement following the passage of Congressman Goodlatte’s amendment to H.R. 3354, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2018.
This Week in the Watershed: A Clean Water Consensus
September 8, 2017
It’s no secret we’re living in an era of division. On what feels like every issue, consensus is avoided like the plague. But despite this current political climate, we can all agree that clean water crosses party lines.
This Week in the Watershed: A Chain of Events
September 1, 2017
Here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we're often asked, "What can I do to help save the Bay?" While there isn't just one answer to that question, one of my favorite idioms is relevant—90 percent of life is showing up.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Journal Funding Cuts
August 23, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement concerning EPA’s decision to eliminate funding for the Bay Journal.
This Week in the Watershed: A Silver Bullet Illusion
August 11, 2017
We’ve said it before, but complex problems require complex solutions.
CBF Issues Statement Concerning the Smaller than Average Dead Zone in Early July
July 26, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker and Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued these statements concerning the results of the early July dead zone cruise in Maryland.
CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Funding
July 19, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--Following the House Appropriations Committee meeting, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued the following statement
This Week in the Watershed: Flipping the Script
July 14, 2017
When an anniversary or milestone approaches, the natural inclination is often to reflect on the past. As CBF celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re flipping the script—what better way to celebrate than to engage with the next generation and hear their thoughts on what it will take to save the Bay.
CBF Issues Statement on S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act
July 12, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--On June 30, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), joined with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Boozman (R-AR), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to introduce S. 1514, the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act.
Celebrating 50 Years with Student Leaders
July 10, 2017
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been working for 50 years to Save the Bay by partnering with leaders nationally, regionally, and locally in our communities.
This Week in the Watershed: Pride or Disgrace
June 30, 2017
It has been several months since the Trump administration proposed its federal budget, but we are still aghast at the draconian cuts to Bay cleanup programs.
CBF Issues Statement on Federal Efforts to Rescind WOTUS
June 27, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement following EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announcement that they are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and revert to a previous definition of "waters of the United States."
CBF Releases Assessment of MD, VA, and PA Milestone Progress
June 21, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of progress made implementing milestone commitments in 2016 found Maryland and Virginia largely on track to meet commitments for reducing pollution and Pennsylvania falling significantly short in reducing nitrogen pollution.
Why Cut a $73 Million Program That Provides Billions in Benefits?
June 21, 2017
There is more good news for the Bay this spring. There is clear consensus in the scientific community that the health of the Bay is improving.
This Week in the Watershed: Spanning Generations
June 16, 2017
Inspiring. That’s the first word that came to mind when hearing the story of Walter Zadan, an integral volunteer for our Virginia oyster restoration team, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
This Week in the Watershed: Reason for Optimism
June 9, 2017
It's outrageous. The Trump administration's proposed federal budget zeroes out funding for clean water efforts, notably, the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
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