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calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act.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.
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.
Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill
March 7, 2018
Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.
This Week in the Watershed: An Oyster Moon Race
March 2, 2018
Bold, ambitious, and audacious goals are usually met with one of two reactions—incredulity or inspiration.
This Week in the Watershed: Acting Out
February 23, 2018
To save the Bay, accepting the status quo is often not an option.
Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters
February 19, 2018
Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you’ve always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.
CBF Issues Statement on 90 Percent Budget Cut for The Bay Program
February 12, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Fiscal Year 2019 Trump Administration budget, which reduced funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program by 90 percent.
This Week in the Watershed: Keep the Cap!
February 2, 2018
Ospreys soaring through the sky, dolphins jumping through the water, and rockfish on your dinner plate. What do these all have in common?
CBF Issues Statement Following EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Testimony
January 30, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)–Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today.
This Week in the Watershed: A United Front
January 19, 2018
In our current polarized and fractured political sphere, it is extremely rare for a clear majority to agree on something. But across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, a diverse coalition is finding common ground on one topic–clean water.
This Week in the Watershed: A Bay-Saving Momentum
January 12, 2018
Watch any sporting event long enough and eventually you’ll see an invisible but palpable force seize control of the game.
This Week in the Watershed: An Unjustifiable Risk
January 5, 2018
Magic happens when fresh and salt water collide. Life explodes in estuaries, as they are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. We witness this every day in the Chesapeake Bay, North America’s largest estuary.
CBF Issues Statement on Trump Administration’s Oil Drilling Plans
January 4, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)--Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the Trump Administration’s decision to open coastal waters to oil drilling.
This Week in the Watershed: 2017 in Review
December 22, 2017
2017 was a year of milestones. Celebrating our 50th year of working to save the Bay, with incredible support from our members, CBF accomplished an awful lot.
December 20, 2017
The dawning of the New Year is a time to focus on our goals with renewed energy and resolve. At the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we look toward 2018 as a time to work even more vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a restored Chesapeake Bay.
This Week in the Watershed: Healthy Communities, Healthy Bay
December 15, 2017
It's no coincidence that what's good for water quality is often good for public health. And in Baltimore, one facility stands in the way of both.
CBF Issues Statement on Pollution Assessment
December 14, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program's pollution assessment, Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement.
This Week in the Watershed: A Remarkable Day of Giving
December 1, 2017
In what's becoming an annual tradition, a motley crew of brave (or crazy?) CBF staffers plunged into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the third consecutive year as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday.
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