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 Eel Grass. Photo by Jay Fleming.Press Statement

April 27, 2017

CBF Issues Statement on New, Record Bay Grasses Acreage

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The survey results are yet another indication that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. The number of crabs is up, oysters are rebounding, and now underwater grass beds have hit new records in each of the last four years."

CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement following the Chesapeake Bay Program release of the results of the 2016 Bay grasses survey, which found a new record number of acres of habitat essential for many of the Bay's living creatures. Read More

Photo by Jay Fleming

Press Statement

April 21, 2017

Statement on Governor Signing Bill to Fix Alexandria's Combined Sewer System

(RICHMOND, VA)—"This is great news for everybody who spends time on the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Alexandria's dangerously outdated combined sewer system is currently designed to release raw sewage into the Potomac during wet weather, causing untold human health risks and water quality problems."

Rebecca LePrell, CBF Virginia Executive Director, issued this statement following Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signing legislation that will require Alexandria to upgrade its outdated combined sewer system by 2025. Read More

Press Statement

April 19, 2017

CBF: Annual Crab Survey Numbers Suggest Need to Maintain Regulations

(RICHMOND, VA)—"The results of the survey are a mixed bag, but they show a continuing positive trend overall for the health of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab."

Chris Moore, CBF Senior Scientist, issued this statement following the release of the annual Winter Crab Dredge Survey in Maryland and Virginia. Read More

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CBF In the News

April 13, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Gives Media First-Hand Look at Bay

(York Dispatch)—The clouds were breaking as a group of journalists from southern Pennsylvania climbed aboard Snow Goose, a Chesapeake Bay workboat traditionally used for harvesting crabs and oysters. Read More

CBF In the News

March 25, 2017

Make Clean Water a Priority

(The Sentinel)—Anna Pauletta, CBF Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President, writes, "There is no such thing as Republican clean water or Democrat clean water. Clean water is clean water and there has been a failure as a nation to recognize that an unhealthy environment affects everybody, regardless of social status or political stance." Read More

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Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. Copyright 2010 Nikki Davis
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis

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Reef Ball Building (MD)
Fri, 28 Apr 2017
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Sat, 29 Apr 2017
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Sun, 30 Apr 2017
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Fri, 05 May 2017
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Sat, 06 May 2017
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Fri, 12 May 2017
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Sat, 13 May 2017
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Smartmouth Spring Fair (VA)
Sat, 13 May 2017
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Skipjack Trip (MD)
Tue, 16 May 2017
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Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 19 May 2017
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Fishing Trip (MD)
Sat, 20 May 2017
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Oyster Gardening Spat Return - Edgewater (MD)
Thu, 25 May 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pennsylvania Student Leadership Canoe Classic (PA)
Sat, 27 May 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM



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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #53
Oysters Win, Trees Hold
April 11, 2017

CBF President Will Baker and Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost discuss the results of this year’s general session, which wrapped up April 10, 2017.

Read more about this year's progress in Annapolis on our Maryland Legislative Session page.

Photo by Nikki Davis


Episode #52
A Different Model
March 30, 2017

CBF President Will Baker talks with aquaculturist Tim Hickey of Tangier Island Oyster Company about farming oysters on Tangier Island—how it works, why it's important to the culture and future of Tangier, and why Tangier oysters taste so good!

Want to find out more about the magic of Tangier? Watch Tim's TEDxRVA talk..

Photo courtesy of Tangier Island Oyster Company


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