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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the only independent organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers.
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Fencing animals out of streams is one of the most effective solutions in improving water quality. Photo by Justin Black/iLCP. The work to save the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams can be extremely complex. From wastewater treatment plant... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the York Dispatch. Agriculture and polluted runoff from sprawl development are two of the leading causes of water pollution in Pennsylvania. Photo by Garth Lenz. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest assessment of Pennsylvania's efforts... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Rock Run in Lycoming, PA, a tributary of the Susquehanna River, is one of many streams and creeks whose health dramatically impacts the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP. It has been said many times, as goes Pennsylvania, so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Farm Fresh volunteers sweeping the beach at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA as part of CBF's 27th Annual "Clean the Bay Day," held Saturday, June 6. Photo by CBF Staff. Like the mighty Susquehanna, which dumps 25 billion gallons of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Patriot News. Grassy habitats are critical for blue crab survival. Photo by Jay Fleming/iLCP. Crab cakes. Crab soup. Crab Imperial. Encrusted with a favorite seasoning or lightly broiled as cakes, by the pound or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Fencing cattle out of streams is critical for both water quality and the cattle themselves. Photo by BJ Small/CBF Staff. Beef cattle lounge in the shaded corner of a trampled barnyard near fencing that shields fresh grass and a newly-planted... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Bay Journal. Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation "unplugged" the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities in Virginia Beach. It was admittedly a purely... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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A smallmouth bass was found in the Susquehanna River with a large cancerous tumor. Photo by John Arway. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) image on May 4 of a... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Patriot News. A boy takes a dip in a creek near Lightstreet, PA. Photo by Michelle Yost. Amid budget discussions about a natural gas severance tax, increasing personal income and sales taxes, escalating education... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Property owner Charles "Chip" Brown, left, and Ed Meiser, install a protective plastic tube around a freshly planted sycamore tree along Elk Creek. Photo by B.J. Small/CBF Staff. Charles "Chip" Brown cupped his hands around the top lip of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. CBF's 42-foot, Coast Guard-inspected boat, "Baywatcher" Many RVA residents have become spoiled by living near the James River and its wonderful amenities: stunning vistas, fishing, paddling, swimming, hiking, birding, and wildlife watching.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Capital Gazette. Stormwater is an issue that can't be ignored. Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP. Is it possible? Has the long stormy winter of "rain tax" propaganda finally passed? Is the spring of reasonable thinking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Star Democrat. An Eastern Shore road. Photo by Megan Collins. The Talbot County Council has been presented a golden opportunity. Other local governments would be green with envy at such a gift. Talbot has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Talbot Spy. An Eastern Shore road. Photo by Megan Collins. It seems the lowly roadside ditch can have a higher purpose in life—saving the Bay. Talbot County, and much of the Eastern Shore, is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Lindsay Bushong, a junior at Drexel University, shares her story of encountering a love for gardening, and the role CBF played along the way. Some of the Backyard Beds in Philadelphia, PA In high school, I took a half day... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Daily Times. Confronting the polluted runoff problem has been a contentious issue in Salisbury, MD, for decades. Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP. Given the rhetoric flying fast and furious over taxes and fees, what happened... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
What is the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint? A video I recently helped produce with my school's green club, ECO Sherwood at Sherwood High School, working alongside the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Student Leadership program, helps answer that very question: The Blueprint... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Center Maryland. A group of more than 200 gathered February 24 in Annapolis at the Rally for Clean Water. Photo by Rob Beach/CBF Staff. Is there a way for Gov. Hogan and the Maryland... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Bay Journal. Approximately 228,000 tons of excess poultry manure are applied annually on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Photo courtesy iStock. On the U.S. farm, necessity has always been the mother of invention. Maybe that's part... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This is the largest blue crab I have ever seen, caught about 10 years ago in the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs, FL. I spent a lot of time on the Bay as a youngster and a young man, until... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in The Dagger. One of the many consequences of polluted runoff is flooding. Seen here is silted stormwater runoff from residential construction in Mount Rainier, MD. Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP. The so-called "rain tax" is easy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in The Hill on Saturday. Agricultural runoff is the largest single source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Photo by Miguel Angel de la Cueva/iLCP. Hours after delivering his inaugural address,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following was distributed by the Bay Journal News Service. A CAFO, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, on the Eastern Shore Maryland's newly elected governor, Larry Hogan, recently repealed the state's Department of Agriculture's Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulation. His... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared on EcoWatch. CBF's Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. Photo by Roberto Westbrook. Sea levels in the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia are rising at a rate more than twice the global average. Since 1960, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Washington Post. Photo by Tim McCabe. Agriculture is the largest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. As part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog