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May 21, 2015

CBF Applauds Senators' Efforts Urging USDA to Take Leadership Role in Pennsylvania

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"CBF shares the concerns voiced by Sen. Cardin and Casey in their letter to Secretary Vilsack. We agree it is crucial that USDA provide more resources and technical assistance and target them to farmers in the Susquehanna River basin so Pennsylvania can fulfill its Clean Water Blueprint commitments."

Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement regarding a recent letter sent by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

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Press Release

May 6, 2015

CBF Says Cancer Found in Smallmouth Bass Furthers Case for Susquehanna's Impairment

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the discovery of cancer in a smallmouth bass caught on the Susquehanna River provides further evidence that more must be done to clean up the river and its tributaries, and that the river should be declared an impaired waterway.

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Press Statement

May 5, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on ASMFC's Menhaden Action

(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—"Although we thought it appropriate that the current cap be continued, we are pleased that the Management Board has agreed to take a detailed look at the ecological value of menhaden as a forage fish for striped bass, bluefish, osprey, and other species."

Chris Moore, Virginia Senior Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Menhaden Board meeting this morning.

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CBF In the News

May 19, 2015

CBF Goes off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

(Huffington Post)— Will Baker, CBF President, writes, "Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 'unplugged' the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities in Virginia Beach. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture—the building remains hooked to the local electric utility. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy." Read More

CBF In the News

May 17, 2015

What Chesapeake Bay has to Teach Lake Erie about Environmental Stewardship

(Cleveland Plain Dealer)—Will Baker, CBF President, writes, "There is no doubt that there are many similarities between pollution in Lake Erie and pollution in the Chesapeake and its local rivers and streams. Since 1987, we in the Chesapeake Bay region have known that nitrogen and phosphorus pollution needed to be reduced by about 40 percent. Coincidentally, that is the same percent reduction that it is estimated Lake Erie needs." Read More


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It's Oyster Season for Volunteers

Registration is open for oyster gardeners in Virginia and Maryland. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.

Clagett Farm Open House

Get up-close and personal with Clagett Farm during our annual Spring Open House, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. and will feature hay rides, field tours,and an introduction to our new sheep.

Register for Clean the Bay Day

Registration for Virginia's Clean the Bay Day is now open.



Upcoming Events

"Stories of the Shore" (VA)
Fri, 29 May 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wetland Planting - Severn River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 30 May 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 05 Jun 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Clean the Bay Day (VA)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
All Day Event

Oyster Gardening Spat Return (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bear Creek Kayaking (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clean Water Concert Series: Spark in da Pan (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Spat Return (MD)
Sun, 07 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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May 20, 2015

This Week's Share: Seedlings, Greens and Strawberries

This week's photo is from Instagram user Bea_Winn, who recently volunteered at the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram. ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS The Dupont Pick-Up is Staying Put. We thought that we might...



Episode #4
Something A Little Different
May 12, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller about the litigation over the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

Episode #3
As Goes the Susquehanna, So Goes the Chesapeake Bay
April 28, 2015

Upgrades to sewage treatment plants have helped improve water quality in the Chesapeake. And, each Bay state has developed a clean water blueprint outlining the steps that must be taken to reduce pollution much further, so that we can fully restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Bay. But, at least one pollutant, nitrogen from agriculture in Pennsylvania, is increasing, and the Commonwealth is way off track to meet the goals it set. That has to change. And Pennsylvania and EPA must effectively carry out their roles to make sure it does.

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