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Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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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Members of the Chesapeake Executive Council and other leaders. Photo by Emmy Nicklin/CBF Staff. Recently, EPA, CBF, and the Choose Clean Water Coalition have found that while some progress is being made, Bay-wide efforts to reduce pollution are falling short... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Bill Portlock/CBF Staff. The following first appeared in the Bay Journal. Since 2010, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has applauded the transparency, accountability and consequences built into the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. But like any three-legged stool, take one... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Professor Tami Imbierowicz of Harford Community College oversees her daughter Stephanie as she takes a water sample at Kilgore Falls in Harford County. Their findings are part of a study revealing alarming levels of bacteria in popular Maryland swimming spots.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Chuck Epes/CBF Staff. We're out restoring the Bay's oysters! Please follow our CBF Blog and website for the most up-to-date information on our oyster restoration efforts across the Bay and its rivers and streams. Thanks! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at CBF's Oyster Restoration Blog
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Brad McClain, Envirothon teacher from Warwick High School, takes a closer look for macro-invertebrates in Elder Run at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area. The two-day teacher workshop was sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Lancaster County Conservation District.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Clean water is in our grasp with the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. The Blueprint recently withstood a legal challenge from powerful special interest groups. Photo by Danny Motsko. Conflict, and particularly conflict against a strong opposition, is fundamental to every... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The following first appeared in The Sentinel. Trees are critical to improving water quality throughout Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Photo by Justin Black/iLCP. These arid days of summer aren't so dogged, spent under the cool canopy of an old oak... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is greatly saddened by the passing of Libby Norris, CBF's Virginia watershed restoration scientist and agricultural specialist for the past 14 years, after battling breast cancer. Libby was highly regarded across the state for her knowledge... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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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 Jul 2, 2015 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 Jul 1, 2015 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