Tickets Still Available for Bands in the Sand—CBF’s Summer Beach Concert and Fundraiser
May 26, 2023
There’s still time to get tickets to attend CBF's Bands in the Sand beach concert, the waterfront party of the year that helps CBF fund its Bay-saving mission.
CBF Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA
May 25, 2023
Today the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Sackett v. EPA. By significantly narrowing the definition of which wetlands and other waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, the decision could damage the decades-long effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways.
Blue Crab Survey Results Show Improvement After All-Time Lows, but Concerns Remain
May 18, 2023
After reaching record low numbers last year, the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is showing some signs of improvement in the 2023 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results released today.
After Striped Bass Emergency Action, Chance for Public to Weigh In
May 16, 2023
Following an emergency action setting new limits on the striped bass fishery, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding four virtual hearings this month to seek input from the public.
CBF Wins Abingdon Woods Forest Protection Lawsuit in Harford County
May 10, 2023
In a win for forest protections and clean water, a Harford County judge today ruled in favor of CBF in a lawsuit against a developer that was proposing to clear about 220 acres of forest, including 49 large and ecologically valuable trees, to build warehouses.
CBF Issues Statement on New Bay Restoration Report
May 9, 2023
A new report from the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee evaluates why progress to restore local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay has been slower than expected and looks at ways to accelerate efforts to reduce pollution.
‘Experience the Upper Conestoga’ and Its Restoration Plan at Free Field Day May 13
May 5, 2023
A free field day in Lancaster County on Saturday, May 13, is an opportunity to learn about the Upper Conestoga River and a restoration plan to clean and protect it.
Report Shows Increased Fishing Pressure on Striped Bass, CBF Applauds Additional Action to Restore Population
May 3, 2023
Recreational fishing pressure on striped bass increased in 2022 along the Atlantic Coast even as the population is struggling to recover from a dramatic decline, according to the latest update from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).
CBF and Volunteers Plant More Than 6,000 Trees in Maryland This Spring
May 2, 2023
Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff and volunteers worked with several different farmers and organizations this spring to plant about 6,400 trees at four sites along headwater streams in Maryland.
CBF Statement on Sen. Cardin’s Retirement Announcement
May 1, 2023
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk praised Sen. Ben Cardin’s unparalleled record of success fighting for a cleaner, healthier Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Maryland’s senior senator today announced his plans to retire next year rather than run for a fourth Senate term.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Plans to Add 500,000 More Trees in 2023
April 26, 2023
The 2023 planting seasons will be the most ambitious yet for the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership, to directly fund and plant over 300,000 new trees for Pennsylvania this spring and add another 200,000 in the fall.
Following Net Spills, Menhaden Industry Signs Agreement on Chesapeake Bay Fishery
April 25, 2023
Virginia menhaden industry officials last week signed a non-enforceable agreement with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC). Under the memorandum of understanding, the menhaden fishery would limit fishing operations on summer weekends and holidays and within one mile of the shore in some of Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Julia Krall Named Executive Director Of Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania
April 25, 2023
Julia Krall is the new Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in Pennsylvania. She succeeds CBF Staff Attorney Trisha Salvia, who had been serving as Interim Director.
Allison Colden Named Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Executive Director
April 24, 2023
CBF has named Dr. Allison Colden as its new Maryland Executive Director. Colden enters the new role after six years at CBF as Maryland Fisheries Scientist.
Hampton Roads Celebrates CBF Environmental Education’s 50th Anniversary
April 24, 2023
Hampton Roads students today celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) award-winning environmental education program with a hands-on learning experience aboard a boat with Virginia Beach high school students
Settlement Proposed In Lawsuit Against EPA for Pennsylvania Pollution
April 20, 2023
A proposed settlement has been reached in the 2020 lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to require Pennsylvania to develop and implement a plan to meet its commitments to reduce pollution under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
CBF Endorses Rep. Sarbanes Outdoor Education Bill
April 20, 2023
CBF announced its endorsement of legislation to expand and strengthen hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students around the country.
Registration Opens for Virginia’s Largest Annual Litter Clean Up
April 14, 2023
Registration is now open for Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s largest and longest-running annual litter cleanup.
Historic Forest Preservation Legislation Approved by Maryland General Assembly
April 10, 2023
CBF is celebrating the General Assembly’s formal approval today of legislation that will protect more forested land in Maryland.
Maryland General Assembly Honors CBF Education’s 50th Anniversary
March 30, 2023
Today, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates issued formal resolutions to mark the 50th anniversary of CBF's environmental education program.
CBF Asks MD House of Delegates to Support Forest Conservation Bill After Senate’s Approval
March 30, 2023
CBF today is calling on the Maryland House of Delegates to support a bill to strengthen the state’s forest protections after the Senate unanimously approved the legislation during its voting session Thursday.
CBF Thanks Baltimore Leaders, Mayor Brandon Scott for Move to Block Wastewater From East Palestine Toxic Train Crash
March 28, 2023
CBF thanks Baltimore leaders, including Mayor Brandon Scott, for their quick action to modify a company’s wastewater permit to prevent potentially toxic wastewater contaminated by the train crash in East Palestine, Ohio from arriving in Baltimore.
CBF Questions Hazardous Waste Disposal at Back River
March 27, 2023
Following the announcement that waste water from the East Palestine, OH, train crash will be ultimately disposed of at the Back River Wastewater Treatment plant, Doug Myers, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Senior Scientist, issued a statement.
CBF Endorses A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act
March 22, 2023
CBF announced its endorsement of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, which was introduced today by House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).
CBF Calls for Safety and Process Improvements at Back River and Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plants After Fire and Explosion
March 16, 2023
CBF is urging Baltimore city and Maryland officials to act quickly to review and fix problems related to biosolids processing at the two largest wastewater treatment plants in the state after an explosion and fire Wednesday damaged a building at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Dundalk.
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