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  • 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.

  • Happy Holidays!

    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.

  • 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.

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