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Maryland Oyster Gardeners: Workshops and Pickups Scheduled

New oyster gardener workshops and returning gardener spat pickups are scheduled through mid-October. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia VoiCeS Program
Registration Open

Charlottesville: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts October 7 in Charlottesville. Registration deadline is October 6. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

WE HAVE BIBS! We have a limited number of charity bibs available! Details here.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Susquehanna River Hickory shad spawning.    Photo copyright Jay Fleming/iLCPPress Release

September 25, 2014

CBF Issues List of Critical Bay Clean-Up Actions; Asks MD Statewide Candidates for Support

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has sent to all candidates for governor and the legislature in Maryland a list of nine "critical actions" that must be undertaken over the next four years in order for Maryland to fulfill its commitment to clean local waters and to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The list also was provided to CBF's 100,000 members in Maryland to allow them to vet candidates prior to Election Day.

Read More Photo by Nikki Davis

Press Statement

September 22, 2014

PA House Passes Major Setback for Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passage of HB1565.

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Press Release

September 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in PA Counties: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Luzerne, Westmoreland, Berks, York, and Wyoming County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

Luzerne Release | Westmoreland Release | Berks County Release | York Release | Wyoming Release 

 

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CBF In the News

September 25, 2014

A Tipping Point for the Good

(Truth Out)— We've known for a long time that the Earth is warming, but it could be worse than we thought. A recent report from the World Meteorological Association concludes that carbon pollution and the buildup of greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere are increasing much faster than projected...But at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we're not blinking; we're creating a tipping point for the good by helping to develop solutions that could be a model for coastal regions across the country and the world where climate change threatens our livelihood and our future. Read More

 

CBF In the News

September 21, 2014

Wetlands to Preserve Wildlife and Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution

(Carroll County Times)—Gail Wagner, of Pleasant Valley, said her two sons wanted to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Create a Wetland Project for two very different reasons. Tristan 11, can earn up to six hours of community service by helping, but 8-year old Josh just wanted to pitch in. Read More

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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
September 24, 2014

This Week's Share, plus Fall Festival this Saturday!

This week's photo is from CSA member Rebecca, featuring fermenting chilies. From left to right, she is fermenting cayenne, habanero, anaheim, jalapeno, and hungarian wax peppers. Thanks Rebecca! Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking...

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Upcoming Events

Wetland Planting Anne Arundel County
- Canceled
Sat, 04 Oct 2014
All Day Event

Manor Township Tree Planting (PA)
Sat, 04 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop (MD)
Sun, 05 Oct 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Spat Pickup (Returning Gardeners)
Mon, 06 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VoiCeS Course Autumn 2014 (VA)
Tue, 07 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Workshop & Spat Pickup
Wed, 08 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Skipjack Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Workshop & Spat Pickup (Eastern Shore)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kayak Trip on Bear Creek (MD)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Spat Pickup (Returning Gardeners)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VoiCeS Course Autumn 2014 (VA)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

25th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner RaceEvent spans multiple days
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 -
Fri, 17 Oct 2014

1:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Wicomico County Candidate Forum (MD)
Thu, 16 Oct 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Quittapahilla Wetland Preserve Planting (PA)
Sat, 18 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardnening Workshop & Spat Pickup
Sat, 18 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Where We Work

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