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  • CBF Cheers House Committee Push to Increase Oyster Restoration Funds in Fiscal 2022

    July 16, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed the House Appropriations Committee’s approval today, 33-24 of a fiscal year 2022 budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would explicitly dedicate funds next year to on-going large-scale oyster restoration work in Maryland and Virginia.

  • CBF Issues a Statement on the June Dead Zone Assessment

    July 16, 2021

    Data from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University found that the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay was smaller than average in June.

  • CBF Urges Municipalities to Use Some Pandemic Recovery Funds to Invest in Local Waters

    July 14, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, encouraging municipalities within the Commonwealth’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that will receive a portion of a total of $170 million of American Rescue Plan funding, to invest some of it in projects that will clean up and protect water quality in their local communities.

  • CBF Lauds Sens. Cardin, Casey for Championing PA Conservation Projects

    July 9, 2021

    CBF thanks U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) for their efforts to help achieve those requirements by seeking funds in next year’s budget for projects to tackle the biggest challenge to restoring the Bay—reducing polluted runoff from Pennsylvania farms.

  • CBF Cheers Robust Fiscal 2022 Funding for Priority Programs in House Committee Bill

    July 1, 2021

    The House Appropriations Committee today approved a fiscal year 2022 spending bill that would boost Chesapeake Bay Program funding by $3 million and provide $15 million for a new grant program to protect and restore fish and wildlife habitat in the watershed.

  • Governor Northam Signs Clean Water Bills

    June 25, 2021

    Today at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation that will benefit the environment and the Chesapeake Bay. The bills were passed earlier this year by the Virginia General Assembly.

  • CBF Issues Statement on 2021 Dead Zone Forecast

    June 23, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone is predicted to be smaller than average this summer. The forecast is largely based on the amount of rainfall from January to May.

  • On National Soil Health Day, CBF Highlights Importance to Clean Water

    June 23, 2021

    As a member of the Virginia Soil Health Coalition, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation supports soil management for its ability to reduce polluted runoff from agriculture and trap carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Recommendations for Maryland Oyster Regulations

    June 22, 2021

    In comments filed with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is asking the state to take stronger action to end oyster overfishing and develop a rebuilding plan for areas of the Bay where the oyster population has declined to the lowest levels on record.

  • CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card

    June 22, 2021

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.

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