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 Boy in Fishing Creek near Lightstreet, PA  Photo by Michelle YostPress Release

February 9, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Says Governor Wolf's 2016-17 Budget Proposal Lacks Adequate Funding for New Clean Water Plan

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation believes that Governor Tom Wolf's proposed $32.7 billion budget for 2016-17 lacks the resources to implement Pennsylvania's new, improved clean water Blueprint. Unless the Commonwealth invests more in clean water, Pennsylvania will not meet its clean water commitments. Read More

Photo by Michelle Yost

Press Statement

February 3, 2016

Tragic Fish Kill Exposes Consequences of Polluted Runoff

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"This tragic fish kill shows polluted runoff has real consequences. What's also tragic is that the Baltimore County Council voted unanimously only days after the death of 200,000 fish to cut funds to the program that is addressing this problem."

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release yesterday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources of, "November 2015 Middle River Fish Kill Investigation Report." Read More

Press Release

February 2, 2016

Environment, Budget Leaders Introduce Bill to Make Chicken Companies Responsible for Their Manure in Maryland

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Environment and budget committee leaders in the Maryland General Assembly are among more than 50 legislators who have thrown their support behind The Poultry Litter Management Act. Read More



CBF In the News

February 8, 2016

State Must Invest in Its New Clean Water Plan

(York Dispatch)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "Pennsylvania has unveiled a new strategy for cleaning up its polluted waterways, and it will take the necessary investments from leaders in Harrisburg, and a unified effort across the Commonwealth, for the plan to succeed." Read More

CBF In the News

January 29, 2016

​Cheers for Regional Stormwater Plan

(York Daily Record)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "By taking the lead in collaborative stormwater management, York County continues to demonstrate that clean water counts. It is a legacy worth leaving future generations of York countians." Read More


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Inaugural Event Scheduled for February 29, 2016

Enjoy fine Bay cuisine, cocktails, and live entertainment at Union Market in Washington, D.C. Harvesters of wild oysters and aquaculture entrepreneurs will provide their finest for sampling, with amazing stories about their world.

Find out more

Upcoming Events

State of the Bay Legislative Briefing - Severna Park (MD)
Thu, 11 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Save the Bay Breakfast (MD)
Tue, 16 Feb 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

CBF Prime-Time Lobby Run (VA)
Thu, 18 Feb 2016
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Salt Marsh to Table Dinner (VA)
Thu, 25 Feb 2016
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Dessert and Discussion (VA)
Thu, 25 Feb 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
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This Week's Share: First Winter Squash Arrives

This week's photo was sent in from Instagram user matacotey, showing a freshly flowers from 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! UPCOMING EVENTS We have two fall events coming up at the farm. For...



Episode #23
A Salty Situation
February 2, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee about the effects of road salt on the Bay and its rivers and streams.

Photo courtesy city of Frederick, Maryland

Episode #22
We Still Have Options
January 19, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Scientist in Virginia, about flooding and the effect it has on our communities, our rivers and streams, and the Bay as a whole.

-Photo by Geoffrey Thulin

Listen to more on our Podcast page

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