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  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Welcomes Appointment of Gina MacCarthy to EPA

    March 4, 2013

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued the following statement regarding the appointment by President Obama of Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

  • Chesapeake Bay Health Improves

    January 2, 2013

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 2012 State of the Bay Report shows the health of the Bay improved one point over the last report in 2010, and is up four points since 2008, a 10 percent improvement in less than five years. Of the 13 indicators that make up the report, five improved, seven stayed the same, and only one declined.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Governor's Budget Amendments Aimed at Clean Water

    December 17, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement on Governor Bob McDonnell's proposed biennial budget amendments, which include $216.9 million for water quality improvements and Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts: "The Chesapeake Bay Foundation heartily applauds Governor McDonnell for including nearly $217 million in additional funding or bonds for clean water in the biennial budget."

  • Volunteers Clean Up, Plant Trees Along Smith Creek

    November 6, 2012

    Volunteers and staff from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, and Natural Resources Conservation Service removed debris and planted trees to create a riparian buffer on farmland along Smith Creek in Rockingham County on Saturday, Nov. 3.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Virginia's Bay Cleanup Plan

    May 23, 2012

    Ann F. Jennings, Virginia executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued the following statement regarding Virginia's latest Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, which was the subject of public meetings today in Richmond and Painter, Va.

  • Major Wins for Chesapeake Bay in 2012 Legislative Session

    April 10, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay and local creeks and rivers should improve significantly in the coming years as a result of bold action by Governor O'Malley and the Maryland General Assembly during this year's legislative session, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) told its 86,000 members in the state today.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Statement on Virginia's Bay Cleanup Plan (Phase 2 WIP)

    March 30, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement following Governor McDonnell's release today of Virginia's Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan for restoring the Chesapeake Bay: "CBF commends Virginia and localities around the state for their ongoing efforts to develop the Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP). This effort is unprecedented in the history of Bay restoration. We share the Governor's assessment that, while there are improvements in the Bay's fisheries resources, the Chesapeake Bay 'remains impaired.'

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Statement on Virginia Water Quality Report

    March 26, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Senior Scientist Mike Gerel issued the statement below following today's release of Virginia's latest water quality report by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ): "The latest Virginia report provides real evidence that pollution can be reduced and streams restored if local cleanup plans are aggressively funded and implemented.

  • Latest Bay Clean-up Plan, Two-year Milestones, Make Progress But Lack Details, Funding, Accountability

    March 13, 2012

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has submitted formal comments on Maryland's Draft Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan and Two-Year Milestones, expressing concerns that the state may not be able to finish cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay in coming years as promised.

  • EPA Says Maryland Needs Funding to Reduce Polluted Runoff

    February 20, 2012

    Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation of Maryland's draft Bay clean-up plan and two-year milestone: "We share EPA's view: Maryland has a strong plan, but needs dedicated funding to clean up polluted runoff and to finish upgrading sewage plants."

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