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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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Trees and underwater grasses are indispensable in the fight for clean water. Photos by Justin Black/iLCP (left), and Jay Fleming (right). Today we want to take a moment to celebrate some unsung heroes of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. While we... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Those who attended the reception shared their thoughts and ideas about how to address the 350 miles of York County rivers and streams that are polluted. Photo by B.J. Small/CBF Staff. Concern for clean water in York County was at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Fishing on a pristine day is just one recreational opportunity afforded to us by a healthy environment. Photo by Krista Schyler/iLCP. Happy Earth Day! As we have said many times, we believe that every day ought to be Earth Day.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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State legislators only have to take a quick stroll from the Maryland State House in Annapolis before arriving at the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Nikki Davis. This year's Maryland General Assembly session was as expansive and varied... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Lovers of blue crab raised their hands (or claws) in triumph this week, after receiving the good news that a survey found Maryland's blue crab population has increased 35 percent. Photo by Brian Brown. If the fight to save the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Baltimore Sun. CBF's Snow Goose in Baltimore Harbor. Photo by Captain Craig Biggs. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is proud to be part of the BLocal campaign ("A commitment to 'BLocal' in Baltimore," April 8).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Oysters, a keystone species in the Chesapeake Bay, are the only public fishery not managed using scientific information. A new bill in the Maryland legislature seeks to change that. Photo by Dave Harp. Oysters just might be the most important... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Millions of gallons of sewage have been dumped into Baltimore's Inner Harbor. We are calling fortransparency and accountability from elected officials and environmental agencies to ensure Baltimore's sewage problem is fixed. Photo by CBF Staff. Transparency and accountability. It's hard... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Baltimore Sun. A sewage treatment plant in Baltimore County, MD. Photo by Garth Lenz/iLCP. Baltimore residents have done their part. For the past 14 years they have paid their water and sewer bills, often... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Michael Oberman won CBF's 2015 photo contest, with this stunning shot of a yellow-crowned night heron spreading its feathers in a mating display on Wilde Lake in Columbia, Maryland. For many of us here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This pelican was one of the many victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. The Obama Administration delivered a victory for the Chesapeake Bay and the entire Atlantic coastline this week when he declared that offshore oil... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the York Daily Record. The Susquehanna River is sick. Declaring the river as impaired would be a major step towards its healing. Photo by John Pavoncello/York Dispatch. We learned a few things by asking Pennsylvanians... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The United States Supreme Court upheld the legality of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint Monday by denying to hear an appeal brought by a group of industry special interests led by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Photo courtesy iStock. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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A study released this week found that salt marshes are more resilient to sea-level rise than previously thought. Healthy salt marshes will help protect Chesapeake Bay coastal communities, such as Tangier Island. Photo by Deb Snelson. In many of Chesapeake... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Virginian-Pilot. Funding for Virginia stormwater grants might expire soon, leaving polluted runoff as a serious threat to the state's waters. Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP. . We're fortunate in Hampton Roads to be surrounded by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Our love for the Bay is what drives us. Photo by CBF Staff. From sewage and septic system failures; to polluted runoff from our farms, urban, and suburban areas; to climate change, the Chesapeake Bay faces many threats. Here at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The James River and other Virginia waterways have improved, but funding is still needed for Virginia to meet its clean water commitments. Photo by Jillian Chilson. As Virginians, we have much to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Adequate funding is imperative if states are to meet clean water commitments. Photo by Bradley Striebig. In a climate when budgets are tight, and debt is mounting, investments in the future are often viewed as unattainable luxuries. Immediate demands are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the York Dispatch. The brook trout, which flourishes in clean, cold water Pennsylvania streams, stands to benefit tremendously if the Keystone State's new "reboot" succeeds. Photo by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP. Pennsylvania has unveiled a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Fairness is a principle that virtually everyone endorses. Synonyms for fairness include justice, equality, and impartiality. These virtues are at the foundation of an ethical, righteous, and moral society. When fairness isn't present, people tend to get angry, feeling they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the York Daily Record. Reducing polluted runoff dramatically improve the health of local waterways. Photo by Neil Everett Osborne/iLCP. York County has again taken the initiative to address clean water issues. Based on support from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Throughout much of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, all the buzz is the upcoming blizzard, set to strike Friday afternoon and persist through much of the weekend. With estimates of two-plus feet in some locations, traveling will be nearly impossible. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The Susquehanna River is unquestionably the most important river in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. To grasp the Susquehanna's sheer size and significance, take a glance at the numbers in the infographic above. Not only is this vital waterway a critical... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in the York Dispatch. A bald eagle snatching it's prey. Photo by Barbara Houston. A new season of the Commonwealth's most popular, high-flying reality show is back online. Millions are expected to log on to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This week the Legislative Sessions opened in Annapolis, Maryland, and Richmond, Virginia. Photos by Nikki Davis and Chuck Epes. With the turning of the calendar to a new year comes new Legislative Sessions in two of the main Bay states—Maryland... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog