The Issues Facing Washington, D.C.
Two Great egrets share a serene corner of the Anacostia River with Canadian geese. Photo by Michael Roane
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Four Things You Need to Know About the Impaired Waters Improvement Act
For CBF, during the last few months of 2014, gaining support for critical pieces of legislation becomes more important than ever.
One top federal priority for the Chesapeake Bay is the Impaired Waters Improvement Act (H.R. 4739), a bill that can benefit both the region and the rest of the country. H.R. 4739 establishes a grant program that will provide funding to help communities and farmers implement projects that will reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment. Here are four things that you need to know about the Impaired Waters Improvement Act.
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Why the Farm Bill is Crucial to Saving the Bay
On February 4, 2014 the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives and passed a new Bay-friendly "Farm Bill." The bill includes conservation programs that offer tools and resources for farmers to stop pollution at its source and ensure our families enjoy clean water
Toxic chemicals are entering our waters every day. What can we do about them? Learn more
When the watershed's land summers from pollution and poor management so, too, does the water. Learn how
Sewage & Septic Systems
Upgrading wastewater treatment is key to cleaning up the Bay. Learn more
Did you know that stormwater runoff is the fastest growing source of Bay pollution? Learn more
Find out what other issues are affecting the health of the Bay. >>