CBF Statement on Updated Lakeside at Trappe Discharge Permit
October 28, 2022
On Thursday, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released a final determination on a new discharge permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Hampton Groups Declare Oyster Renaissance in the City
October 27, 2022
Business, science, and conservation organizations in the City of Hampton today declared an oyster renaissance, highlighting increasing oyster populations, a growing local seafood scene, volunteer oyster growing efforts, and the support of Hampton businesses.
CBF Plants More than 2,000 New Trees and Shrubs along Potomac River Tributary
October 23, 2022
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) staff and more than 200 volunteers planted about 2,100 shrubs and trees on 10 acres of farmland next to Broad Run, a headwaters stream of the Potomac River, on Friday and Saturday.
Chesapeake Bay Juvenile Striped Bass Numbers Remain below Average in Maryland
October 20, 2022
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of annual surveys of the juvenile striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay.
Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Plants Its 5-Millionth Tree
October 19, 2022
National, state, and local partners gathered at a Franklin County park this morning, to celebrate the planting of the 5-millionth tree in an ambitious, collaborative, and challenging effort to plant 10 million of them in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
5th Annual Maryland Rod and Reef Slam Winners Announced
October 19, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay’s unique fishing tournament, the Rod and Reef Slam, wrapped up this past weekend with 35 participating anglers catching more than 130 fish, including 19 different species, over restored oyster reefs.
CBF Welcomes Aquacon’s Decision to Withdraw Discharge Permit Request for Salmon Factory
October 14, 2022
Today, the Norwegian company AquaCon announced it is withdrawing its request for a discharge permit for a proposed fish factory in Federalsburg, Maryland.
Rockbridge Conservation Presents Award to Chesapeake Bay Foundation
October 12, 2022
The Rockbridge Area Conservation Council last Sunday presented CBF with a Conservation Impact Award for its work with landowners to plant and maintain streamside buffers of trees in Rockbridge County.
CBF Urges Chesapeake Executive Council to Recommit to Bay Cleanup Effort
October 11, 2022
The Chesapeake Executive Council (EC), which manages Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, met today.
CBF 2022 State of the Blueprint Report: Bay Restoration Efforts Off Track
October 5, 2022
Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) released its 2022 State of the Blueprint report to assess whether Bay restoration efforts are on track to meet the 2025 deadline. The report finds that the answer collectively is ‘no.’
CBF Statement on Town of Federalsburg’s Request That MDE Deny Fish Factory Discharge Permit
October 4, 2022
On Monday night, Federalsburg’s Mayor and Town Council approved and signed a letter to the Maryland Department of the Environment asking the agency to deny a discharge permit for AquaCon’s proposed fish factory in the Eastern Shore town.
Judge Extends Halt to Abingdon Woods Tree Clearing
September 30, 2022
Today, a Harford County Circuit Court judge granted CBF's request for an injunction to stop Abingdon Woods tree clearing for a proposed warehouse project while CBF pursues its lawsuit against the project for potentially violating the state’s Forest Conservation Act.
Virginia Announces $13.6 Million in Flood Preparedness Grants Paid for by RGGI
September 29, 2022
Yesterday the Youngkin Administration announced it has awarded $13.6 million in flood preparedness grants to 27 projects across Virginia using funding generated by Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).
Richmond Church Completes Reforestation of Formerly Paved Areas
September 26, 2022
Last Saturday, volunteers joined CBF in planting 30 native trees, capping off a major effort that looks to nature for solutions. The project at Branch’s Baptist Church is an important test case, piloting efforts to remove asphalt and concrete and enrich the underlying soil to reforest formerly paved areas.
Judge Halts Abingdon Woods Deforestation after CBF Files Second Injunction Request
September 16, 2022
A Harford Circuit Court judge today granted CBF’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt the ongoing tree clearing at Abingdon Woods for a proposed warehouse project.
Portsmouth Toxic Site's Cleanup Plan Needs Public Input
September 15, 2022
Following decades of threats to Portsmouth residents from toxic and radioactive waste at the Peck Iron and Metal site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking input from Hampton Roads residents on a new cleanup plan for the site.
CBF Issues Statement On New Bay Water Quality Assessment
September 14, 2022
Overall water quality in the Chesapeake Bay declined slightly between 2018-2020, according to the most recent assessment. Following the announcement, Beth McGee, director of science and agricultural policy for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement.
CBF and Partners Secure Consent Decree and Fines to Stop Pollution From Valley Proteins
September 12, 2022
Eastern Shore chicken rendering plant had been violating pollution limits for years.
Endangered James Spinymussel Reintroduced to the James River
September 7, 2022
After more than 50 years of going missing in its home river, the endangered James Spinymussel is being returned to the James River thanks to efforts by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and other partners.
Maryland Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament Returns for 5th Year with an Annapolis Beach Bash
August 31, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay’s unique fishing tournament—the Rod and Reef Slam—is celebrating its fifth year with a new beachfront after-party in Annapolis this October.
Landmark Maryland Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of CBF Ensures Forest Conservation Plans Can Be Legally Challenged
August 26, 2022
The ruling that will help ensure developers follow state law when proposing to clear forested tracts for construction projects.
Tax Credit Program Allows Pennsylvania Farmers To Reap Benefits of Installing Pollution Measures
August 25, 2022
A statewide program is offering $13 million in tax credits to help Pennsylvania farmers reap the benefits of installing conservation practices that improve long-term viability, keep valuable soil on the land, and reduce pollution flowing into local rivers and streams.
CBF Statement on Competitive Leases at Navy’s Greenbury Point
August 16, 2022
On Monday, the Navy announced that because it received two requests for leases for Greenbury Point—one for a golf course and the other for an Anne Arundel County park—it will no longer consider either for a sole source lease of the waterfront peninsula in Annapolis.
CBF Cheers New Climate Law, Urges USDA to Invest Ag Conservation Funds in Bay Farmers
August 16, 2022
CBF today cheered President Biden for signing into law landmark climate change legislation that includes historic investments in agricultural conservation programs essential to restoring the Bay and its local rivers and streams and enhancing climate resiliency in the region.
Virginia Declares More Waterways Damaged by Harmful Algal Blooms
August 11, 2022
Harmful algal blooms that threaten the health of people and pets who spend time on the water led Virginia to add Lake Anna and six other bodies of water to its list of impaired waterways in a recent draft report.
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