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August 31, 2015

Most Maryland Farmers Deserve Praise; West Virginia, Delaware, and Federal Officials Needs to Do Better

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Agriculture is the leading source of pollution fouling our waterways and the Bay, and it is the least expensive to prevent. Restoring good water quality will depend on significantly reducing pollution from animal agriculture. EPA’s assessments reveal that progress is inconsistent and, overall, inadequate."

Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release by the U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency of assessments of pollution reduction efforts in animal agriculture in Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Read More

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Press Release

August 7, 2015

Mayor Breaks Ground on Vacant Lot Restoration Program

(BALTIMORE, MD)—The Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin helped break ground today on a project that will turn an unsightly vacant lot on Riggs Avenue in the Bridgeview/Greenlawn community of West Baltimore into a pocket park for the neighborhood. Read More

Press Release

July 30, 2015

Brock Environmental Center Earns Top Green Building Stamp

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach has achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's top designation, LEED Platinum, for its cutting-edge energy- and water- efficient features. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, sets standards worldwide for green building practices. Platinum is the highest LEED designation. Read More


CBF In the News

September 1, 2015

Growing Food on a Farm for the Bay

(Bay Journal)— Carrie Vaughn, vegetable production manager at Clagett Farm, started a tour of its 285-acre grounds with a question for the farmers who showed up on the last afternoon in August. Why, she asked the group of nearly 50 people, did they think she grew vegetables on scattered plots that total 20 acres instead of in one spot? Read More

CBF In the News

August 30, 2015

Time to Walk the Walk on Clean Waters

(Bay Journal News Service)—Kim Coble, CBF VP of Environmental Protection and Restoration, writes, "At this year's annual meeting of the Chesapeake Bay Program leadership, there was much talk about the importance of restoring local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay, but a shortage of commitment to specific actions that will get Bay restoration back on track. And it is clearly off track." Read More


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.

Upcoming Events

RIVER-Fest 2015 (VA)
Sat, 12 Sep 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 15 Sep 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wetland Planting - Patuxent River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 19 Sep 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond Area)
Tue, 22 Sep 2015
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

VoiCeS Course (Eastern Shore VA)
Tue, 22 Sep 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
August 26, 2015

This Week's Share: Summer Produce Continues

This week's photo was sent in from farmer Carrie, showing a monarch caterpillar munching on some of the farm's milkweek. 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 that are...



Episode #12
Follow the Soil
September 1, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with farmer, conservationist, and James Madison University Professor of Natural Resource Management Bobby Whitescarver about farming for clean water. Whitescarver's theory: If you take care of the soil, the soil will take care of you.

Episode #11
Clean Water Counts
August 18, 2015

CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF's Pennsylania Executive Director Harry Campbell about what's needed to get the Commonwealth on track to meet the pollution-reduction goals of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. A plan has been in place, and regulations are on the books. What's lacking is implementation and enforcement.

Listen to more on our Podcast page

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