CBF Applauds Appointment of Kandis Boyd to Lead Bay Program
June 2, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed today’s announcement that Dr. Kandis Boyd has been tapped to lead EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program.
Virginia Legislators Approve Extraordinary Clean Water Investments
June 1, 2022
Virginia legislators in the General Assembly today approved a budget to fund the state government over the next two years that provides historic levels of investment in programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
CBF and Allies Urge White House to Add Race to Environmental Justice Tool
May 25, 2022
CBF and 15 other environmental, water quality, and faith organizations today urged the White House to use race and a more inclusive definition of “disadvantaged” in the tool it will use to determine whether a community qualifies for additional federal resources to address the environmental injustices it faces.
Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn
May 19, 2022
Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.
Living Memorial to Victims of Violence and Pandemic to Take Root in the City of Harrisburg
May 18, 2022
Trees to benefit the landscape and remember those lost to the pandemic, violence, and other causes will take root as a living memorial in the City of Harrisburg on Memorial Day weekend.
CBF Opposes New Golf Course Proposal at Greenbury Point in Annapolis
May 17, 2022
CBF is opposing a proposal to add a second golf course to the Navy’s 230-acre Greenbury Point peninsula in Annapolis due to environmental concerns.
CBF Urges Fast Action on Tough Heavy Truck Emissions Limits
May 16, 2022
CBF today filed comments urging EPA to quickly finalize significantly stronger standards than what the agency is considering to cut nitrogen pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Innovative Virginia Beach Effort Exceeds Expectations to Transform Students into Environmental Leaders
May 12, 2022
As the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) one-of-a-kind Macon and Joan Brock Classroom marks its first graduating class of high school students in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Environmental Studies Program, the effort is exceeding expectations to create new environmental leaders.
CBF Statement on Leadership Changes at Maryland Department of the Environment
May 9, 2022
Today, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced longtime Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles is leaving the state cabinet position to become executive director of the Environmental Council of the States.
Bay Restoration Leaders Welcome New USDA Funds for Conservation
May 6, 2022
Chesapeake Bay cleanup advocates welcomed today’s announcement by USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie that USDA plans to direct an additional $22.5 million this year to helping farmers in the watershed adopt conservation practices that improve water quality in the Bay and its tributaries.
Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s Largest Litter Cleanup, Returns
May 6, 2022
Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s largest and longest-running yearly litter cleanup, returns in full force this June 4 after a two-year hiatus from the event’s traditional format.
Fisheries Panel Updates Plan to Rebuild Striped Bass Population
May 5, 2022
In an effort to reverse the decline of the striped bass population, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Atlantic Striped Bass Management Board yesterday voted to adopt numerous changes to the striped bass fishery management plan, known as Amendment 7.
Free South Richmond Course to Build Leaders and Advocates
May 5, 2022
Residents of Richmond’s Southside have a first-ever opportunity to take a free environmental leadership course for adults this spring, with sessions ranging from a boat trip on the James River to a discussion led by Virginia State Senator Jennifer McClellan.
CBF and Stone Independent School Will Plant over 2,000 Trees in Lancaster, York Counties Saturday
May 4, 2022
Saturday will be another day of big doings for planting trees in Lancaster and York counties, and for a private Lancaster school and the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership making it happen.
CBF Cheers EPA Move to Direct New Cleanup Funds to Local Projects
May 2, 2022
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk today praised EPA's plan to devote most of its new Bay funds to projects that will help restore the Bay, its tributaries, and wildlife habitat across the watershed while benefitting communities where the projects are located.
Burgers and Brews for the Bay Returns to Clagett Farm May 14
April 21, 2022
Burgers and Brews for the Bay, a food and drink event that highlights the importance of regenerative agriculture and local food production, will return to CBF's Clagett Farm in Prince George’s County on May 14 from noon to 4 p.m.
Volunteers Needed for Major Earth Day Tree Planting in Frederick County
April 19, 2022
Get your hands dirty, help improve water quality, and leave a lasting mark on the landscape this Earth Day by helping Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff plant hundreds of trees on April 22 or April 23.
CBF Supports Initial Revisions to Rollback of Environmental Review Rules
April 19, 2022
CBF supports the White House’s first round of revisions to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal actions or projects, which were finalized today.
EPA Finds That Pennsylvania’s Latest Plan to Achieve Clean Water Commitments Remains Insufficient
April 18, 2022
EPA Region III Administrator Adam Ortiz today announced actions EPA is taking to hold the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accountable for an insufficient plan to put programs and practices in place to achieve the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Climate Solutions Now Act Will Benefit Bay Restoration
April 8, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is pleased the Climate Solutions Now Act has been enacted following Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to allow it to become law without his signature.
CBF Endorses Sarbanes Outdoor Education Bill
April 7, 2022
CBF endorsed legislation introduced by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today to expand and strengthen hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities for elementary and secondary school students around the country.
CBF Statement on Virginia’s Stormwater Policy for Solar Panel Projects
April 1, 2022
This week, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued a memorandum clarifying its interpretation of how solar panels should be treated when making important stormwater management calculations for new solar energy projects that are subject to key requirements in Virginia’s Stormwater Management Program.
Fones Cliffs Land Returned to Rappahannock Tribe
April 1, 2022
Today the Rappahannock Tribe celebrated the return to the tribe of 465 acres of land along Fones Cliffs on the Rappahannock River. This area has deep cultural and historic significance to the Tribe.
CBF Encouraged by General Assembly’s Approval of Legislation to Strengthen Water Pollution Enforcement
March 31, 2022
The Maryland General Assembly today approved legislation strongly supported by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to increase inspection and enforcement activities related to facilities permitted to discharge pollution into the state’s waterways.
Mountain Valley Pipeline Withdraws Appeal of Environmental Justice Decision
March 29, 2022
Mountain Valley Pipeline today withdrew its appeal of an agency decision rejecting a key permit for the proposed Lambert Compressor Station, a component of the company’s Southgate expansion project.
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