July 17, 2015
Will Baker: Chesapeake Already Feeling Significant Impacts from Climate Change
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today that the Chesapeake Bay already is suffering the impacts of climate change. Read More
Photo by Chuck Foster/CBF Staff
July 16, 2015
Water Tests Show High Levels of Harmful Bacteria in Some Fresh Water Streams and Lakes in Frederick, Howard, and Harford Counties
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Some fresh water streams used for swimming, fishing, and other recreation in Maryland have high levels of potentially harmful bacteria, especially after rainstorms, according to water samples taken to date through the summer. Read More
July 14, 2015
Milestone Assessments Reveal Room for Improvement Throughout Watershed
(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—In efforts to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams by 2025, the states of the Chesapeake Bay watershed have committed to two-year incremental goals called Milestones. This year's Milestones reveal:
- Maryland is generally on track to clean up its portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the creeks and rivers that feed it, but will need to find pollution reductions from other sources and practices moving forward. Read More
- Pennsylvania is significantly off track to meeting the commitments it made to reduce pollution and restore the Commonwealth's waterways. Read More
- Virginia has made commendable progress in reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution from many sources but must aggressively accelerate their efforts if it is to fully achieve its Bay restoration goals. Read More
MORE PRESS RELEASES
CBF In the News
July 22, 2015
Manchester Valley High Administrators Turn Focus to Environment
(Carroll County Times)—Manchester Valley High School principal Ken Fischer and the school's former assistant principal Gina Felter, who begins a new position as principal of the Outdoor School this fall, spent July 6-8 with administrators from around the state learning how to improve environmental literacy for students at their schools. The program was offered by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the bay that has an education facility on Port Isobel, an island in the Chesapeake near Tangier Island. Read More
CBF In the News
July 16, 2015
Stream Testing Shows High Levels of Bacteria in Some Popular Harford Swimming Spots
(Baltimore Sun)—Weekly tests conducted of some Harford County streams that are popular for swimming this summer found levels of harmful bacteria that are well above the federal Environmental Protection Agency's safety standard for recreation, especially after heavy rain, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More
Photo by L.A. Birdie Photography
Bridal Showcase August 18
Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a Bridal Showcase at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center.
Enjoy an intimate evening on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with hors d' oeurves, music, cocktail sampling, a raffle, and a parting gift.
Featured vendors include Rouge Fine Catering, MyDeeJay, Mills Fine Wine and Spirits, Bay Blooms Weddings, Victoria Selman Photographer, SugarBakers Cakes, and Wedding Savvy.
To RSVP please e-mail Marissa Spratley at [email protected]
Find out more about reserving the Merrill Center for your next event.
Brock Center Tour Schedule
Come explore CBF's Brock Environmental Center and learn about one of the most energy efficient and environmentally smart buildings in the world!
Visit our tour page to view the current public tour schedule or get information for setting up a private tour.
TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
Partnership for Clean Water
July 21, 2015
CBF President Will Baker talks with Vice President, Environmental Protection and Restoration, Kim Coble about the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the upcoming Chesapeake Executive Council meeting, and how the Bay watershed states are progressing in their efforts to meet 2017 Bay Cleanup milestones.
Find out more about the progress of the Bay cleanup at cbf.org/milestones.
Information about the July 23 Executive Council meeting can be found on the cbf.org homepage under the Events tab.
The Ruling Is In: A Great Win for Clean Water!
July 7, 2015
A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirms the legality of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and ensures that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue. CBF President Will Baker and CBF Vice President Jon Mueller dicuss the just-in historic ruling in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and other intervenors.
Learn more about this historic win.
Listen to more on our Podcast page