Bay Bound E-Newsletter from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
February/March 2012 Bay Bound
CBF's bi-monthly e-newsletter

Heron on the water. Photo by Edward Thompson
Now is the time...
"The 2012 General Assembly could maintain Bay restoration momentum or it could make decisions that forever jeopardize a saved Bay," says CBF's Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings. Read her thoughts here. Plus, read other updates on our local efforts in Hampton Roads, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
The attack on Chesapeake restoration continues
CBF's Federal Affairs Director Doug Siglin updates us on how the American Farm Bureau Federation has aggressively renewed its attacks on the blueprint for ending the worst sources of pollution to the Bay. What can we do about it? 

Construction workers building stormwater control devices
A healthy Bay means a healthy economy
"I'm happier than ever, and I'm glad to be making a difference with the environment," says Brandon Stevens, who recently got a job upgrading a sewage treatment plant in Lorton, Virginia. See how Stevens and many others have now found work because of efforts to achieve the Bay Pollution Limits all documented in our new investigative report, Debunking the "Job Killer" Myth; How Pollution Limits Encourage Jobs in the Chesapeake Bay Region. Plus, read on for what Congressman Connelly had to say about our report...

Watch this video for a quick and inspiring lesson in how different communities of interests can work together for clean water
"We cannot save the Bay without saving the headwaters..."
"...Everything that flows into the Bay comes from places like this," says CBF's Libby Norris. See for yourself in our latest video how 70 CBF volunteers worked to plant 1,200 trees alongside Muddy Creek in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. 

Moonlight reflects on the water at Fox Island Lodge. Photo by Susan McElhinney/National Wildlife Federation
Wintertime magic on the islands
It's cold, it's dark, the students and educators have all what's it like out on our island centers in the dead of winter anyway? CBFer Adam Wickline shows us that even though everyone has gone home, life still thrives in these magic places!

  You're Invited

Clean Water Breakfast
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Location: Charlottesville, VA

Speakers Bureau Training
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Hampton, VA

Surry County Planning Commission Public Hearing
Monday, February 27, 2012 
Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Surry, VA

From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future
Date: Friday, March 16, 2012 
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Richmond, VA

For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.

Support CBF

Man and woman gaze happily at a laptop computer screenBecome a BayRaiser
What could be more rewarding than creating your own campaign to help save the Bay? It's fun and easy to create your own CBF fundraising web page. Read on for our suggestions on how to get started...

Bay Bytes
White smoke billows from a coal plant
Judge says locality violated law in rezoning for proposed coal plant
A recent victory in the fight against a proposed massive coal plant in Surry County, Virginia, re-energizes those standing up for clean air and water in Hampton Roads. Read on...  
 CBF President Will Baker speaks at the 18th Annual Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit
THE moment in time for the Chesapeake Bay
CBF President Will Baker inspires the crowd at Maryland's 18th Annual Environmental Summit. Watch his entire speech here.
A stream with trees along both sides
The Tree of Life
Did you know forested portions of streams have five times more living things than portions of the same streams running through healthy grass buffers? CBF's Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Manager David Wise explains further why trees are so important to the health of our waters... 

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Bay Bound photo credits: 
(Left, from top) Edward Thompson; Getty Images; Tom Pelton/CBF Staff; The Downstream Project; Susan McElhinney/National Wildlife Federation.
(Right, from top) Getty Images; Danny Ruthenberg-Marshall; Bill Portlock/CBF Staff. All Rights Reserved. 

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