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Baltimore Members: Annual Meeting December 4

Please plan to spend an evening with us at the National Aquarium for the 2nd Annual Baltimore Members Meeting. This year, the Mighty Oyster will be the focus of the meeting. We have invited speakers to talk about the history of oysters in the Bay, the Oyster Wars, the current state of this keystone species and the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership. More information and Registration

Trees line a flowing stream in Pennsylvania. Photo by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCPPress Release

November 21, 2014

CBF Calls on Wolf Administration to Prioritize Efforts on Clean Water

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—As Governor-elect Tom Wolf continues to announce his transition team, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) calls on him to ensure that his new administration makes clean water a priority and commits the needed resources to work to implement Pennsylvania’s Clean Water Blueprint. Nearly one-quarter, almost 20,000 miles, of the rivers and streams that Pennsylvanians rely on for fishing, recreation, farming, and for drinking and household uses are polluted.

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Press Statement

November 17, 2014

Ten Years of Study is Enough Time to Wait; Clean the Creeks of Eastern Shore

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the O'Malley Administration's submission of proposed Phosphorus Management Tool regulations to the Maryland Joint Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review committee (AELR) The Tool was developed by University of Maryland scientists after 10 years of study. Read More


Press Release

November 14, 2014

Cutting-Edge Environmental Center Opens at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—As Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker and a host of dignitaries symbolically "unplugged" the building from the power grid, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center today at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The festive ceremony capped a multi-year, $21 million capital campaign to build, operate, and endow a new Hampton Roads environmental center, anchored by one of the most environmentally intelligent buildings in the world. Read More





CBF In the News

November 17, 2014

Phosphorus Rules Pushed Before Gov. O'Malley's Exit

(Delmarva Daily Times)—New regulations to limit farmers from polluting phosphorus into the Chesapeake Bay could be implemented before Gov. Martin O'Malley leaves office in January..."We can't give up on the Eastern Shore, where pollution is getting worse because 228,000 tons of excess manure is spread on fields each year," Alison Prost, the Maryland executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said in a written statement. "A recent cost analysis of the tool doesn't alter the facts: without the tool we will never have clean water on the Eastern Shore." Read More


CBF In the News

November 17, 2014

Will Corporate Lobbyists and Conservative AGs Kill a Model Environmental Cleanup?

(BillMoyers.com)—Oral arguments will begin this week in a case that has the potential to determine how cities, states and the federal government work together to clean up America's most polluted bodies of water. After years of failed attempts, the Environmental Protection Agency has worked with states to devise a plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, America's largest estuary. But monied interests with huge lobbying budgets representing agriculture, fertilizer and construction—and supported by a collection of out-of-state legislators and attorneys general—are suing to stop the EPA plan from moving forward. Read More


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November 12, 2014

This Week's Share: The Final Share of the Season!

This week's photo is from CSA member Daniel who snapped photos of pizza being prepared at last week's pick-up. Thanks Daniel! Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them...


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Upcoming Events

Stormwater Training (VA-HR)
Wed, 03 Dec 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Baltimore Member Annual Meeting (MD)
Thu, 04 Dec 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

CBF's Inaugural Richmond Supper Club
Thu, 11 Dec 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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