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  • Teachers Connect Schools to Improving Pennsylvania's Water Quality

    July 13, 2016

    A group of Pennsylvania teachers became students when the lessons turned to what schools can do to reduce polluted runoff and improve the Commonwealth's water quality.

  • CBF Issues Statement Following Newport News Beach Closures

    July 25, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement in response to the swimming advisories posted at Anderson, Hilton, Huntington Park, and King/Lincoln beaches.

  • Rain Barrels Available at Wormleysburg River Day

    July 18, 2013

    The Harrisburg Rain Barrel Coalition will be on site this Saturday, July 20th, at the Wormleysburg River Day festival to help educate area residents about the benefits of using rain barrels to collect rainwater from rooftops. Decorative, hand-painted barrels will also be available for sale.

  • AAC health department advises against swimming this weekend

    June 7, 2013

    Anne Arundel County Department of Health has issued a "Preemptive Advisory" in effect for June 7-9 cautioning that all county beaches are under a no swimming/no direct water contact advisory for at least 48 hours due to predicted elevated bacteria levels from rainwater runoff and increased health risks.

  • Bay Foundation Supports Senate Stormwater Bill

    April 17, 2013

    Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Executive Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued this statement following yesterday's passage of Senate Bill 351, a stormwater bill introduced by Senator Erickson. The Bill was passed nearly unanimously with a vote of 49 in favor and only 1 opposed.

  • Proposed Budget Would Help Localities Meet Clean-Water Commitments

    January 16, 2013

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following two newsworthy developments: Governor O'Malley unveiled his spending plan for Fiscal Year 2014, and sponsors filed HB 106 which would repeal the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012:

  • CBF: Bottle and Can Bill Will Help Clean Up Our Water, and Help Change the Throw

    January 14, 2013

    Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today following the introduction by Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Chairman of the House Environmental Matters Committee, of RecycleForReal: "Much of the Inner Harbor and too many of our creeks and rivers in Maryland have become receptacles for our waste, for trash and for other pollution. This legislation will help change that. It also will turn trash into money in our pockets, and spark awareness in our throw-away culture.

  • CBF: Conowingo is a Red Herring; Local Pollution Comes from Local Sources

    November 2, 2012

    Dr. Beth McGee, senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following a press conference at Conowingo Dam today by Senator E.J. Pipkin, County Executive David Craig: "The issue of the Conowingo's capacity to trap pollution in future years and during storms is being studied, but that issue is being used as a red herring here today. CBF believes we must address the inaccuracies being expressed about pollution from the Dam."

  • CBF Statement on Potomac River Endangerment Listing

    May 15, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the American Rivers' annual "America's Most Endangered Rivers" report which named the Potomac one of the nation's most endangered rivers:

  • Maryland Increases State Polluted Waterways List by 37

    April 6, 2012

    Fifteen of the 37 creeks, rivers and sections of the Chesapeake Bay recently added to Maryland's dirty water list are polluted because of runoff from urban and suburban areas, according to a review of the report by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). "The cost to Marylanders of this dirty water is billions of dollars in lost revenues, jobs, property values, and quality of life," said Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of CBF. "We must invest and plan now to reduce pollution from polluted runoff, and from unmanaged, sprawl development. "

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