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 The Maryland Capitol in Annapolis on a spring day. Photo by Nikki DavisPress Release

April 13, 2015

Eleventh Hour Passage of Stormwater Bill Caps Remarkable Session for Bay

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The eleventh hour passage of a bill that helps reduce polluted runoff from cities and suburbs in Maryland capped a surprisingly successful session for the Chesapeake Bay in the Maryland General Assembly.

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Press Statement

April 13, 2015

House of Delegates Strengthens Maryland Stormwater Law

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Polluted runoff makes our waterways unsafe for swimming, threatens Maryland seafood and causes localized flooding and property damage. Fortunately, Maryland continues to take steps to address this threat. The current language of SB863 significantly improves the implementation of Maryland's landmark 2012 stormwater legislation."

The Clean Water, Healthy Families coalition, which includes the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement applauding the work done by the House of Delegates' Environment and Transportation Committee on SB863, which revises Maryland's stormwater legislation.

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Press Statement

April 10, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Responds to Auditor General's Report on Bay Cleanup Efforts

(HARRISBURG, PA)—"CBF appreciates the Auditor General's commitment to protecting the Commonwealth's taxpayers while improving and protecting the water quality in Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This report accentuates the urgency that pollution reduction efforts be accelerated if Pennsylvania is to meet its clean water mandates outlined in Pennsylvania's Clean Water Blueprint."

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell issued this statement following the public release of Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale's "Special Report on the Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets."

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CBF In the News

April 7, 2015

Talbot County Should Fund Ditch Project

(The Star Democrat)—Alan Girard, CBF's Eastern Shore Director, writes, "The Talbot County Council has been presented a golden opportunity. Other local governments would be green with envy at such a gift. Talbot has been offered the chance to significantly reduce pollution to local creeks and rivers at a cut-rate price. In the expensive world of Chesapeake Bay restoration, it’s like winning the lottery. We urge the county council to take advantage of this opportunity." Read More

CBF In the News

April 2, 2015

Palmyra Students Learn about Watershed Systems

(Lebanon Daily News)—Palmyra Area High School students interested in studying the environment got first-hand experience at Memorial Lake Thursday. About a dozen students spent the day learning about watershed ecosystems and forests, doing studies of bugs and other species living in the waterway, studying the physical characteristics of the waterway, the shoreline, and the adjoining lands, and using water chemistry tests to determine quality...The program is part of the Susquehanna Watershed Education Program, one of Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 14 field education programs. The program has been providing hands-on experiential learning programs in Pennsylvania for 25 years. Read More

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Brock Center Joins Virginia Beach Garden Tour April 22

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House."

This year, the Virginia Beach tour includes CBF’s new Brock Environmental Center, Virginia’s “greenest” building; five private homes and gardens near the oceanfront; an oyster garden; and a bird-watching tour at the end of the day at the Brock Environmental Center (space limited).

Tour proceeds include support to CBF. More Information

 

Oysters  Photo by Jackie Shannon/CBF StaffPhoto Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff

It's Oyster Season for Volunteers

Registration is open for Virginia oyster gardeners. Maryland registration is coming soon. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.


Upcoming Events

Virginia Beach Earth Day Event
Sat, 18 Apr 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(America/New_York)

RVA Earth Day in Manchester (VA)
Sat, 18 Apr 2015
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Reef Ball Building (MD)
Tue, 21 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Oyster Reef Ball Construction (VA)
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(America/New_York)

Virginia Beach Garden Tour (VA)
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Goodwill Wednesday (VA)
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day! (VA)
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

VA Oyster Reef Ball ConstructionRecurring Event
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(America/New_York)

VA Oyster Reef Ball ConstructionRecurring Event
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(America/New_York)

Tree Potting (MD)
Fri, 24 Apr 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners 'Spring Garden Fest' (VA)
Sat, 25 Apr 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tree Planting - Monocacy River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 25 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fluvanna County Earth Day Celebration (VA)
Sat, 25 Apr 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Cage Building Event (HR VA)
Tue, 28 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reef Ball Building (MD)
Wed, 29 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Reef Ball Breakdown and Building (MD)
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Cage Building Event
Thu, 30 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reef Ball Breakdown (MD)
Fri, 01 May 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
March 27, 2015

Have a Spare Washing Machine, By Chance?

The washing machine at the farm gave out on us recently, which means that the dirty rags and gloves are piling up. We're hoping that you, or someone you know, might have a used washing machine that could be donated to the farm. Any ideas, we'd love to hear them...

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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #2
Agriculture and the Bay
April 14, 2015

There are 87,000 farms in the Bay region. Agriculture contributes richly to our economy, our culture, and our society. But, considering the size and scope of all Bay agriculture, we've got concerns. Farming is the largest source of pollution to our Bay and its rivers and streams. So, what are we doing to save the Bay and benefit agriculture simultaneously?


Episode #1
Bay 101
March 31, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams drain a six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed that reaches as far north as Cooperstown, New York, and as far west as Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and parts of West Virginia. In this first-in-a-series podcast, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker describes the good news and the bad news about the problems facing this national treasure.

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