• First Lady, Partners Renew Environmental Literacy Program in Virginia Beach

    September 18, 2014

    The partners in a model environmental education project providing hands-on Chesapeake Bay instruction to Virginia Beach students and teachers announced today they are renewing the innovative program for another three years.

  • CBF Reissues Report on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

    August 1, 2014

    With news accounts of "flesh-eating" bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections. The report demonstrated how some of our waters have become unhealthy not only for fish, but also for people who fish, swim, boat, and drink contaminated water.

  • Bay Foundation Seeks More Salvaged Materials for the Greenest Building in Virginia

    August 2, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is issuing a final call to the Hampton Roads community for used and salvaged building materials to help create the Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point.

  • Virginia Beach High Schooler Named Top CBF Student Leader

    June 1, 2013

    James Hemphill, a 16-year-old sophomore at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, has received the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2013 Student Leadership Award for his outstanding conservation work in school and the community.

  • 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."

  • Bay Foundation Responds to EPA's National Waterway Survey

    March 27, 2013

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) comprehensive survey of the overall health of America's waterways. The 2008-2009 National Rivers and Stream Assessment reflects the most recent data available, and is part of EPA's expanded effort to monitor waterways in the U.S. and gather scientific data on the condition of the nation's water resources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation to Call Mid-Shore Home

    June 1, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has intensified its work on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and on June 11 the region's largest environmental group dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its local creeks and rivers officially will open an office in Easton.

  • Proposal Would Cripple Bay Clean-up Effort, Jeopardize Maryland Leadership

    March 7, 2012

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the vote Tuesday by the Senate Budget and Taxation Subcommittee on Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment to further reduce funding to the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund:

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