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  • CBF Issues Statement on the Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey Results

    April 19, 2013

    he Winter Blue Crab Dredge Survey released today showed mixed results. The total number of crabs was significantly down, due primarily to a low number of juveniles from poor reproduction last year. However the number of adult females increased 50 percent.

  • Bay Foundation Supports Senate Stormwater Bill

    April 17, 2013

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following yesterday's passage of Senate Bill 351, a stormwater bill introduced by Senator Erickson. The Bill was passed nearly unanimously with a vote of 49 in favor and only 1 opposed.

  • Lawmakers Sustain Momentum of Bay Restoration, Fight off Delays

    April 9, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today declared the 2013 Session of the Maryland General Assembly a success. New programs and policies were developed to reduce pollution in every county of the state. Progress also was made to reduce pollution from farms. Also, attempts by some legislators to roll back important pollution reduction programs were soundly defeated.

  • CBF Seeks Nominations for Clean the Bay Day Heroes

    April 9, 2013

    Do you know someone who has participated in Clean the Bay Day for many years? Who goes out of his or her way to pick up trash that could foul local rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, not just on Clean the Bay Day but every day? Who goes the extra mile to make sure his or her locality does its part to keep local waterways litter-free? If so, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) would like to honor that individual as a "Clean the Bay Day Hero."

  • CBF Announces New Pennsylvania Executive Director

    February 1, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce Harry Campbell as the new Executive Director for the Pennsylvania office. Having spent the past nine years as CBF's Pennsylvania scientist, Campbell is a respected resource on technical, policy, and science issues and will now direct all of CBF's policy, advocacy, and restoration efforts in Pennsylvania.

  • Proposed Budget Would Help Localities Meet Clean-Water Commitments

    January 16, 2013

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following two newsworthy developments: Governor O'Malley unveiled his spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014, and sponsors filed HB 106 which would repeal the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012:

  • Volunteers Sought to Grow Bay Grasses

    January 11, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is seeking volunteers to raise underwater Bay grasses in their homes, schools, or businesses as part of CBF's Grasses for the Masses restoration program. The program engages volunteers to help restore underwater grasses, submerged plants vital to the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem but that have been seriously depleted over the years.

  • Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

    January 2, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2012 State of the Bay Report shows the health of the Bay improved one point over the last report in 2010, and is up four points since 2008, a 10 percent improvement in less than five years. Of the 13 indicators that make up the report, five improved, seven stayed the same, and only one declined.

  • CBF Statement on EPA Administrator Jackson Stepping Down

    December 27, 2012

  • Video Captures Common Ground Among Farmers, Watermen

    December 19, 2012

    A new Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) video featuring a Shenandoah Valley farmer and the mayor of Tangier Island shows how people from diverse walks of life can find common ground in clean water and a healthy Chesapeake Bay. The video, titled "Farmers to the Bay � We're All in This Together," documents CBF's Farmer to the Bay program, a series of weekend trips by Shenandoah Valley farmers to remote Tangier Island.

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