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 MD State House. Photo by Nikki Davis.Press Statement

January 22, 2015

CBF: Sad Day for Maryland

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"This is a sad day in the long fight to make Maryland waters clean enough for swimming and fishing. Governor Hogan has hurt the rivers and streams on Maryland's Eastern Shore where 228,000 tons of excess manure will continue to be applied to farm fields each year, and to wash off into nearby creeks and river. The new governor rolled back 10 years of progress when he withdrew the Phosphorus Management Tool, a common sense, science-based solution to the manure crisis...Additionally, by withdrawing regulations that would have reduced pollution from coal-fired power plants, Governor Hogan also has put corporate interests above the people of Greater Baltimore."

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost issued this statement following Governor Hogan's withdrawal Wednesday of the Phosphorus Management Tool and nitrate oxide reduction regulations.

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Press Release

January 19, 2015

CBF Will Challenge in Court Maryland's Stormwater Permits for Howard, Carroll, Charles, Frederick and Harford Counties

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation filed a Notice of Appeal on Friday, Jan. 16 with the Circuit Court of Howard County notifying the court that CBF intends to challenge the Maryland Department of the Environment's new stormwater permit for Howard County. CBF also will file similar notices this week announcing intended challenges of new MDE permits for Carroll, Charles, Frederick and Harford counties. The focus of these suits is on MDE's failure to properly draft permits that comply with state and federal law, not any action by the counties.

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Press Statement

January 16, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on New Menhaden Stock Assessment

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"We would like to commend the new ASMFC menhaden stock assessment as being good, solid science...[It] found that overall abundance is at levels lower than when the fishery was declared overfished in the 1960s. That is significant because it means there are low numbers of menhaden available as prey."

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough issued this statement following the release of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission menhaden stock assessment yesterday.

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CBF In the News

January 21, 2015

Don't Downplay Menhaden Role in Rockfish Diets

(Star Democrat)—Studies at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory in 2009 "...clearly demonstrate that a poor diet affects the progression and severity of mycobacteriosis in striped bass." Menhaden have historically made up the majority of rockfish diets in the Bay, but diet studies showed a steady decline in the percentage of menhaden in their diet as menhaden numbers declined and rockfish numbers recovered in the 1990s. That the two species have never been abundant at the same time...is actually due to the strong dependence of rockfish on menhaden in the Bay. Read More

 

CBF In the News

January 20, 2015

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Challenges Stormwater Permits

(WBAL Radio)—Audio available The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is challenging stormwater permits for several counties in the Baltimore metro area. The CBF filed a Notice of Appeal on Friday, Jan. 16 with the Circuit Court of Howard County notifying the court that CBF intends to challenge the Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) new stormwater permit for Howard County. CBF also will file similar notices this week announcing intended challenges of new MDE permits for Carroll, Charles, Frederick and Harford counties. Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says they don't feel the permit as drafted is protective enough. She discussed the CBF's move with Phil Yacuboski on Maryland's News Now. Read More

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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


Upcoming Events

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Arlington #2)
Sat, 24 Jan 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Manassas #1)
Mon, 26 Jan 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Glen Allen #2)
Sat, 31 Jan 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Occoquan #1)
Sat, 31 Jan 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

21st Annual Environmental Legislative Summit (MD)
Tue, 03 Feb 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Green Grant Writing 101 Workshop for Faith Groups
Wed, 04 Feb 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Richmond #1)
Sat, 07 Feb 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Manassas #2)
Sat, 07 Feb 2015
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop (VA: Burke #1)
Sat, 07 Feb 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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January 21, 2015

Upcoming events for farmers, gardeners and consumers looking for new skills

This is the season for farmers to attend conferences and workshops, to hone our skills or give us new ideas. There's also some interesting workshops for gardeners and consumers. A few have passed already, but here's some coming up. If you have a budding farmer in your life, you might want to pass this along...

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