1,000-Acre Fones Cliffs Property Goes to the Conservation Fund
December 9, 2022
After a years-long push to preserve an ecologically outstanding stretch of Virginia’s Rappahannock River from development, a 1,000-acre parcel along Fones Cliffs has been acquired by The Conservation Fund.
CBF Statement on Updated Lakeside at Trappe Discharge Permit
October 28, 2022
On Thursday, Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) released a final determination on a new discharge permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
CBF Opposes New Golf Course Proposal at Greenbury Point in Annapolis
May 17, 2022
CBF is opposing a proposal to add a second golf course to the Navy’s 230-acre Greenbury Point peninsula in Annapolis due to environmental concerns.
Nature in Cities and Cities in Nature
November 2, 2021
Cities are crucial to nature, and vice versa. But the reasons for this are somewhat counterintuitive.
New Report Raises Questions about Maryland Department of the Environment’s Draft Wastewater Permit for Massive Eastern Shore Development
October 27, 2021
An engineering report being released today found several issues with Maryland Department of the Environment’s issuance of a draft wastewater permit that would enable the proposed Lakeside at Trappe development to spray wastewater onto fields near Miles Creek and the Choptank River.
Shuffling Conservation Funds for Other Purposes Is a No-No – Says State Supreme Court
July 22, 2021
CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, applauding the state Supreme Court’s ruling this week that it is unconstitutional for the Commonwealth to transfer monies from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Oil and Gas Fund to the General Fund in order to fill budget gaps.
Legislation Aimed at Increasing Long-Term Conservation Practices on Maryland Farms Becomes Law
May 7, 2020
Recently approved legislation became law Thursday that will enable Maryland farmers to more easily access state funds to make environmental improvements on their land.
Trees and Grasses Make a Haven for Wildlife and Clean Water
December 17, 2019
Planting trees to protect Elk Creek in Centre County has given landowner Chip Brown more bang for the buck by improving habitat for fur, feathered, and finned wildlife.
Quality Water, Soil, and Sales on the Menu at Field Day on Misty Mountain Farm
October 3, 2018
At Pennsylvania's Misty Mountain Farm, riparian forest buffers, no-till, and cover crop farming techniques improve soil and water quality, leading to success for business and the Bay.
Anne Arundel County Now Needs to Prevent Future Turtle Runs
March 2, 2018
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following a decision by the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals to dismiss a case involving a controversial development called Turtle Run at Deep Cove.
Casey, Congressmen Call for CREP Funding
February 16, 2018
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued the following statement commending bipartisan support by federal legislators from the Keystone State calling for federal funding to help farmers reduce water pollution in the Commonwealth.
This Week in the Watershed: Fighting for Forests
November 10, 2017
Right now, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, trees are exploding with color. The beautiful foliage around every corner is just one of the many benefits trees provide.
Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Will Destroy Lands, Endanger State's Waters
October 10, 2017
Families in Virginia should not have to worry about their drinking water or whether in the future their children will continue to enjoy the same clean creeks and streams that we fish and swim in today.
Charles County Commissioners Say "Yes" to Critical Zoning Protections for Mattawoman Creek
June 7, 2017
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Erik Fisher, Maryland Land Use Planner for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following votes by Commissioners Murphy, Robinson, and Stewart to adopt Watershed Conservation District zoning that will prevent excessive development and help protect clean water in Mattawoman Creek.
Yard Make-Over at No Cost
March 17, 2017
Residents of Cambridge, this spring you can win an unusual prize: a yard make-over at no cost.
One-For-One Replanting Bill Will Help Preserve Maryland's Forests
March 9, 2017
Pit a bulldozer against a tree and the tree rarely wins.
Forest Conservation Law Needs Bolstering
February 22, 2017
Thanks to the controversial Crystal Spring development project, Annapolis residents probably know more than most Marylanders about the state Forest Conservation Act, or FCA. They know that in a battle to save trees, the law can feel about as forceful as a wiffle ball bat.