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 Cows grazing in field. iStockPress Release

November 23, 2015

Innovative CBF Farmer Program to Expand; Higher Farm Profits, Cleaner Water Will Result

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—An innovative program that helps livestock farmers increase per-animal profits while also reducing agricultural pollution will expand in three states, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners. Read More

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Press Statement

November 18, 2015

CBF: The Fight Isn't over against Four Seasons Development Project

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The Board had responsibility to protect state resources for the good of all Marylanders. Today it failed to do so. CBF will continue to fight this incompatible project with all the means at its disposal."

Alison Prost, CBF Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following the 2-1 vote today by the Maryland Board of Public Works to approve a wetlands license for the 1,000-home Four Seasons development project along the water's edge on Kent Island. Read More

Press Release

November 16, 2015

CBF Pennsylvania Earns Two Awards for Efforts to Plant Buffers, Reduce Pollution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Restoration efforts by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to plant forested and streamside buffers in Pennsylvania have earned it accolades from two conservation groups. Read More



CBF In the News

November 22, 2015

Oyster Expo Airs Fishery Woes

(Star Democrat)—The Oyster Expo held at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center in Easton Wednesday night, Nov. 18 was a time for the general public to learn about efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population. It also was a night when local watermen vented their frustrations over issues surrounding their livelihood. Many of the scientific and environmental organizations involved in the Choptank River Complex’s oyster restoration efforts were represented at the event organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More

CBF In the News

November 4, 2015

​Maryland, Virginia Support EPA's Fight against Clean Power Plan Overturn

(WBFF)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is commending the state's decision to stand with the Environmental Protection Agency's fight against a proposed overturning of the Clean Power Plan. Read More


Save the Date: Giving Tuesday is December 1st

Giving Tuesday is December 1

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Join CBF on December 1 and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Upcoming Events

Activate E.S. (VA Eastern Shore)Recurring Event
Wed, 02 Dec 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lobbying for Water Bootcamp
Sat, 05 Dec 2015
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

General Assembly Preview (VA)
Sat, 05 Dec 2015
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Speaker's Bureau Training (VA)
Sat, 12 Dec 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
September 16, 2015

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 #18
Speaking for the Fish
November 24, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with John Arway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, about the health of the Susquehanna River.

Join CBF and our partners in urging Governor Wolf and DEP to push for the Lower Susquehanna River to be on DEP’s Impaired Waters list. Sign the petition.

Learn more about the Susquehanna River.

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Episode #17
All Hands On Deck
November 10, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with Dr. Don Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, about the plan to stabilize climate change and the gains it would bring to air and water quality.

Find out more about the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay.

Listen to more on our Podcast page

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