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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2022
CBF fisheries scientist Allison Colden testified in Congress today in favor of legislation to protect coastal habitats and expand scientific research and education in the Bay watershed. Colden appeared before the House Natural Resource Committee’s Waters, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee to discuss two bills critical to restoring the Bay and its tributaries and bolstering the region’s resiliency to climate change.
January 14, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is supporting a package of three bills being debated by the Baltimore City Council that would help reduce some of the harmful effects of climate change.
January 11, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a federal grant to help underserved farmers in the region learn about and implement agricultural conservation practices that are good for water quality, climate resiliency, soil health, and farmers’ bottom lines.
CBF Assesses the State of the Blueprint: Success in Jeopardy, Time Running Out, Leadership Mostly Lacking
January 5, 2022
With less than four years to go to meet the 2025 implementation deadline of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a new CBF assessment of the collective progress by the three primary Bay states found that without significant acceleration the Blueprint will be yet another failed effort to restore this national treasure.
December 21, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Trust, in partnership with the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, is pleased to announce the approval of 13 grants in Maryland and Virginia for the Chesapeake Oyster Innovation Awards, a program supported by CBF.
December 6, 2021
Blue Water Baltimore, partnering with CBF, today filed a petition for judicial review of to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits recently issued for Baltimore City and County.
December 6, 2021
Three environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit today to halt decades of water pollution violations by Henrico County’s sewage treatment plant and sewage collection system, including the release of more than 66 million gallons of raw sewage into the James River in the last five years alone.
December 1, 2021
CBF today presented Walter Zadan with an award for outstanding environmental stewardship recognizing him as CBF’s longest-serving Virginia oyster shell recycling volunteer.
November 15, 2021
Today, President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The bill contains an increase of $238 million over five years for the Chesapeake Bay Program through EPA and an additional $11.715 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.
Lancaster and Philadelphia Women Honored for Conservation and Community Building in Under-Served Neighborhoods
November 5, 2021
he Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership has awarded its Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Awards to Kiasha Huling of Philadelphia and Shauna Yorty of Lancaster. The women were recognized for their conservation work and community building in under-represented portions of their cities.
November 2, 2021
CBF is pleased to announce Keisha Sedlacek has joined the Federal Affairs Office as Federal Legislative and Policy Attorney. Ms. Sedlacek’s first day was October 12.
November 1, 2021
The CBF Board of Trustees has selected Hilary Harp Falk, a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration, leading organizational change and coalition building, to be CBF’s next President & CEO. She will succeed William C. Baker, who began working for CBF as an intern in 1976 and has been President & CEO of the organization since 1981.
October 21, 2021
Staff from CBF and Solar Oysters loaded about 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto a new automated aquaculture platform in the Baltimore Harbor. The platform uses solar power to rotate large oyster cages filled with young oysters to clean the bivalves and help them grow over time.
October 15, 2021
Most of Pennsylvania's solar farm projects have been proposed for locations that are not only short-sighted and counter-intuitive to tackling climate change, they have the potential to lead to a cascade of other negative ecological impacts.
October 13, 2021
CBF is hosting three tree plantings in October to help bolster shorelines and reduce Bay pollution. Volunteers are invited to planting events across Maryland to bolster shorelines along streams.
October 11, 2021
Southside Richmond residents this October can receive two free native trees or shrubs to plant at home as part of a major initiative to increase tree cover under the Greening Southside Richmond project.
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