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

Boy fishing. Photo © Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP
Protecting Our Waters for Future Generations 
From Earth Day events to threats to the Clean Water Act and what we're doing to combat them to upcoming volunteer opportunities this summer, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director Matt Ehrhart updates us on the latest news here. Plus, read other updates from across the watershed on our local efforts in VirginiaHampton Roads, and Maryland.   

Two girls plant a sapling tree on Earth Day. Photo by Nikki Davis
All About Earth Day!
"Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality, and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures." That's what U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson said when he launched the very first Earth Day back in the spring of 1970. But what's this day all about anyway, and what's CBF doing this year to celebrate it? Read on...

PAOneStop mapping program generates detailed maps with aerial imagery to assist with calculating field acreages, and delineating manure application setbacks.
Manure Management Now Made Easier
With the new PAOneStop program, farmers or consultants may generate detailed maps with aerial imagery, calculate field acreages, and delineate manure application setbacks. Read on for how this new tool is being used... 

A crowd rallies for clean water!
Defend Your Rights!  
In yet another attack on Chesapeake restoration and the Bay pollution limits, Congressman Goodlatte proposes a new bill that would rewrite the Clean Water Act for all six Bay states and D.C., thereby taking away basic clean water protections for the 17 million of us who live in the Bay watershed...Yup, you read that right! 

The sun sets behind a Chesapeake marsh.
Signs of Spring on the Islands
Down on the islands of the Chesapeake, the rites of the season go far beyond cherry blossoms and warm breezes. The communities that live on the shores of the Bay and our educators that teach on its waters look to spring for signs of how the year will progress. Our island correspondent Adam Wickline is here once again to tell us about the seasons on the islands. 

  You're Invited

Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival 
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA

Wildwood Wetlands Festival
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Tree Planting with CBF and Oregon Dairy 
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.-Noon
Location: Lititz, PA 

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

Support CBF

Blue Heron taking off from the water.Celebrate Earth Day Year Round
Earth Day comes just once a year, but the Bay needs your help every day. Join our Chesapeake Guardians today to have your donation charged to your credit card automatically each month. It's the greenest way to give! 

Bay Bytes
“Being out on the water with my children, I see how much enjoyment and inspiration the Bay gives them," says CBF Volunteer Jonathan Kagan. "It is vital that we preserve this natural treasure for generations to come.” Read on for Kagan's story and how he got involved with our annual signature event, Bands in the Sand...
Virginia Wesleyan College students spend their Spring Break restoring the Bay.    
Spring Break Bay Savers
Instead of gallivanting on tropical beaches, these dedicated Virginia Wesleyan College students chose to spend their Spring Break restoring the Bay!
Teachers examine a water test on a Chesapeake Classroom experience. Photo by Allyson Ladley Gibson/CBF Staff  
Sign Up for Summer Teacher Training with CBF 
Summer is the perfect time for teachers to learn outside while they earn recertification credits AND gather interdisciplinary lesson plans for the classroom. Sign up for a Chesapeake Classrooms five-day course to discover a new world of fun along your local river or on an island in the heart of the Chesapeake. 


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Bay Bound photo credits: 
(Left, from top) Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP; Nikki Davis; Courtesy of Rick Day; Alice Christman/CBF Staff; Patricia Soule.
(Right, from top) Roane Michael; Courtesy Jonathan Kagan/CBF Member; Andrea Moran/CBF Staff; Allyson Ladley Gibson/CBF Staff. All Rights Reserved. 

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