The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is Working
August 23, 2018
This is a critical time for bay restoration. At the halfway point between 2010 and 2025 the question is: Are we on track?
This Week in the Watershed: Wavering Waters
August 17, 2018
For more than 40 years, CBF Senior Naturalist John Page Williams has explored the many waterways in the Chesapeake Bay, particularly his home Severn River. And despite all that time on the water, he often says, "Every time I go out on my river, I learn something new."
CBF Files Comments Opposing Two EPA Regulatory Changes
August 16, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation submitted comments this week in opposition to two of EPA's proposed regulatory changes.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation Backs Maryland in Conowingo Lawsuits
August 9, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit that may determine whether Exelon Corporation, the owner of the Conowingo Dam, must contribute to clean up pollution problems related to the dam.
CBF Issues Statement on Court Ruling on Chlorpyrifos
August 9, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement following the decision by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requiring EPA to end its approval of the use of chlorpyrifos.
This Week in the Watershed: A Torrent of Trash
August 3, 2018
The health of our local waterways and the Bay is often hidden below the surface. But other times, water quality is in plain sight.
CBF Statement on Senate Letter Urging Bay Funding in Farm Bill
August 1, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—As the Senate voted to go to conference with the House on the Farm Bill, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress from both the Senate and House, led by Sen. Chris Van Hollen, in a letter urged support for Chesapeake Bay investment in the Farm Bill.
EPA Bay Cleanup Midpoint Report Shows Pennsylvania Threatens Success, CBF Says
July 27, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the federal Environmental Protection Agency issued its midpoint assessment of efforts to reduce pollution and restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay. In that assessment, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation found important progress, but troubling trends as well.
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.
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.
Democracy in Action
April 18, 2018
When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.
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