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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed Discharge Permit for Aquacon’s Salmon Factory Should Be Denied
August 10, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is urging Maryland’s Department of the Environment (MDE) to deny the draft discharge permit for AquaCon’s proposed land-based salmon facility near Federalsburg.
CBF Announces New V.P. for People
July 15, 2022
President Hilary Falk is pleased to announce that Everett Marshall is CBF’s new Vice President for People.
EPA Approval of Pequea Creek Watershed Restoration Plan Advances Efforts to Improve Lancaster County Waters
June 30, 2022
Recent EPA approval of a new restoration plan for the Pequea Creek Watershed clears the way for federal funding to put practices on the ground to reduce pollution from agriculture and urban development in Lancaster and Chester counties.
Cumberland County’s Cover Crop Program Is a Model for Others Working to Improve Soil Health and Stem Polluted Farm Runoff
June 6, 2022
Cumberland County’s cover crop incentive program has become a model for other Pennsylvania counties and farmers looking to improve soil health and reduce polluted agricultural runoff.
Thousands Pick Up Litter across Virginia on Clean the Bay Day
June 4, 2022
Thousands of volunteers across Virginia have picked up 65,500 pounds of litter as of today as part of Clean the Bay Day, the state's largest and longest-running litter and shoreline cleanup. The annual event, which began in 1989, returned in full force this year after a two-year hiatus from its traditional format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farm-Fresh Produce Shares Available for Purchase Through CBF’s Clagett Farm CSA
March 22, 2022
Residents in the Annapolis and Upper Marlboro areas of Maryland can purchase shares to receive a variety of farm-fresh produce each week through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s popular Clagett Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
Local Photographers Invited to Participate in Save the Bay Photo Contest
March 22, 2022
CBF's annual Save the Bay Photo Contest is underway. Photo submissions are being accepted now, through April 1. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate to win cash prizes of from $100 to $500, and to have their photos featured in CBF’s award-winning publications.
Regenerative Agriculture Pioneer Michael Heller Retires
March 11, 2022
Michael Heller, a regenerative farmer and environmental advocate whose career spanned more than 40 years, retired this month from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Norfolk’s Lafayette River Holds Hundreds of Oysters per Square Meter
March 3, 2022
Restoration reefs built in Norfolk’s Lafayette River are thriving beyond expectations, with hundreds of oysters found growing per square meter during a recent survey by CBF.
New Report Details Farm Practices That Cut Pollution and Fight Climate Change
February 15, 2022
A new report from CBF highlights the multiple benefits of agricultural conservation practices essential to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Farm Forward examines practices that reduce pollution, combat climate change, improve soil health and farmers’ bottom lines, and boost local economies.
ShoreRivers, DCPG, and CBF File to Intervene in Maryland’s Lawsuit Against Valley Proteins
February 14, 2022
On Friday, a coalition of organizations—ShoreRivers, Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth, and Chesapeake Bay Foundation—filed a motion to intervene in a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating wastewater pollution limits and permit requirements.
CBF Urges General Assembly to Pass Strong Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022
February 14, 2022
CBF is advocating for Maryland legislators this year to approve strengthened legislation aimed at reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.
Proposed Interim Wetlands Definition Is a Good Start, but Needs More Clarity in Next Round
February 7, 2022
CBF and 26 other water quality groups today filed comments supporting the Biden administration’s proposal to effectively repeal its predecessor’s dangerously narrow wetlands rule and temporarily replace it with an updated version of the stronger rule in use before 2015.
CBF Commends EPA Regional Administrator for Strong Stance in Support of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Requirements
January 26, 2022
EPA Region 3 Administrator Adam Ortiz reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to meeting the 2025 goals of the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint at Tuesday night’s Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit.
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