• Infrastructure That Works for the Bay and for the People

    June 3, 2022

    The announcement from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials, increasing federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration earlier this month is cause for celebration, and reason to take careful note of what works.

  • Postcards from Paradise

    May 27, 2022

    Every summer, hundreds of teachers, principals, and administrators participate in a CBF's professional development immersion courses along the Bay and its rivers. In between testing water quality and setting crab pots, participants learn lessons to bring back to the classroom and fall in love with teaching again.

  • Seeing the Watershed Anew

    May 17, 2022

    CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk shares a new look at Bay restoration after an insightful first few months on the job.

  • CBF Cheers EPA Move to Direct New Cleanup Funds to Local Projects

    May 2, 2022

    CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk today praised EPA's plan to devote most of its new Bay funds to projects that will help restore the Bay, its tributaries, and wildlife habitat across the watershed while benefitting communities where the projects are located.

  • 52 Years of Earth Day

    April 21, 2022

    This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. This important day set off an extraordinary movement to celebrate our natural world and inspire people from all walks of life to stand up for its critical protection and restoration. Look at the history of what this day has meant to all of us who insist on a clean and healthy Earth.

  • EPA Finds That Pennsylvania’s Latest Plan to Achieve Clean Water Commitments Remains Insufficient

    April 18, 2022

    EPA Region III Administrator Adam Ortiz today announced actions EPA is taking to hold the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania accountable for an insufficient plan to put programs and practices in place to achieve the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025.

  • Nine Reasons We Love Spring

    April 5, 2022

    As if we really needed a reason! Still here are some of our favorite things about this special season in the watershed.

  • Women Saving the Bay and Making History

    March 25, 2022

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked eight talented CBF women what inspires them each and every day to keep pushing the save the Bay movement forward.

  • CBF Encouraged by Fiscal 2022 Increases for Priority Programs

    March 10, 2022

    CBF is encouraged by House passage of a $1.5 trillion fiscal year 2022 omnibus spending package that would increase funding for three programs integral to restoring the Bay, its tributaries, and wildlife habitat across its six-state watershed.

  • Resilient Return

    March 2, 2022

    Resurgence of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay is reason to continue pollution-reduction efforts.

  • Pennsylvania’s Proposed Budget Has Opportunities for Cleaner Rivers and Streams

    February 8, 2022

    CBF issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Shannon Gority, in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s $43.7 billion General Fund budget proposal for fiscal year 2022-23.

  • This Groundhog Day, We're Feeling a Bit Like Bill Murray.

    February 2, 2022

    Discover a few of the most important federal issues that CBF is tracking in 2022.

  • CBF Supports EPA: 'No Confidence' in Conowingo WIP

    January 31, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) supports EPA’s decision that the agency has “no confidence” in the current plan to offset pollution from the Conowingo Dam. While the subject has been discussed for the last several years, to date the Bay jurisdictions have failed to develop a plan that would pay for those offsets.

  • 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.

  • Save the Bay News: Are We on Track?

    January 21, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we discuss the 2021 State of the Blueprint report and how we can get Bay restoration back on track.

  • Pennsylvania's Steep Road to Clean Water

    January 20, 2022

    Earlier this month, CBF released its 2021 State of the Blueprint report with a large focus on Pennsylvania. Here are the highs, lows, and next steps for the Keystone State.

  • CBF Calls for Greater Investments To Reduce Pollution as Number of Impaired Waters Increases

    January 18, 2022

    An increase in the number of miles of impaired waters listed in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Draft 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report sends a clear message that not enough is being done to clean and protect Commonwealth rivers and streams.

  • 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.

  • CBF Commends New Clean Water Grants and Urges Even Greater Investments

    December 16, 2021

    Shannon Gority, executive director for the CBF in Pennsylvania, issued this statement after Governor Tom Wolf announced that $17.4 million in grant funding was being awarded to projects in 33 counties to reduce pollution in local rivers, streams and lakes.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Executive Council Meeting

    December 15, 2021

    The Chesapeake Executive Council met today in Richmond, Virginia, and selected EPA Administrator Michael Regan to be the next Council Chair. Following the meeting, CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement.

  • Enactment of Infrastructure Legislation is Major Victory for Chesapeake Bay

    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.

  • House Passes Infrastructure Bill with Historic Boost for Chesapeake Bay Program

    November 5, 2021

    CBF hailed passage today by the U.S. House of Representatives of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which boosts funding for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program by a historic $238 million over five years.

  • CBF Commends the Selection of Adam Ortiz as EPA Region III Administrator

    October 12, 2021

    Alison Prost, CBF Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, commended the selection of Adam Ortiz to be the new EPA Region III Administrator.

  • Chesapeake Executive Council Falls Short: CBF Issues Statement

    October 1, 2021

    The Council’s job is to lead Bay restoration efforts, establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources, and be accountable to the public for progress made under the Bay agreements. By those measures, the Executive Council has fallen short.

  • CBF Applauds Support for Growing Greener and Clean Streams Fund and Urges Passage by Full Senate

    September 29, 2021

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued a statement commending the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for passing to the full Senate legislation that would allocate $500 million to conservation and clean water programs that help farmers, local governments, and projects across the state.

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