2014 Press Releases

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Federal & Baywide

October 6, 2014

Report Identifies Natural Benefits of Restored Bay, Pegs Value at $130 Billion Annually to Region

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is fully implemented.

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August 1, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Reissues Report on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With news accounts of "flesh-eating" bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections. The report demonstrated how some of our waters have become unhealthy not only for fish, but also for people who fish, swim, boat, and drink contaminated water.

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June 26, 2014

CBF Applauds EPA Milestone Assessment and Urges States to Accelerate Efforts

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2012-13 milestone assessments and the actions it is taking to ensure progress. EPA's assessment closely tracked the assessment done by CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition, which found both progress and areas in need of improvement in all jurisdictions.

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June 11, 2014

Milestone Analysis: Pollution Reduced, Agriculture and Urban Runoff Reductions Falling Short

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—An analysis of selected milestones, conducted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC), found that pollution is being reduced. However many jurisdictions fell short in implementing practices that reduce pollution from agricultural sources and urban and suburban polluted runoff.

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May 27, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Region Chosen for Additional Farm Bill Conservation Funding

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that the Chesapeake Bay region has been selected as one of eight Critical Conservation Areas (CCA), part of the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), in the federal Farm Bill.

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April 29, 2014

Battle Lines Drawn in Appeal of Bay Restoration Efforts

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With the deadline for engaging in the case now past, the final battle lines have been drawn in the fight over Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. The case pits the American Farm Bureau Federation and its allies against the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and our allies.

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February 4, 2014

CBF Issues a Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Policy Director Alix Murdoch issued this statement following passage of the Farm Bill in the Senate.

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April 22, 2014

CBF Issues a Statement on New Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of the Blueprint

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the filing of two amicus briefs supporting EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and state implementation plans, together known at the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. One brief was filed late yesterday by the cities of New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The second was filed last week by Florida conservation groups the Florida Wildlife Federation, the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

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February 4, 2014

CBF Issues a Statement on Passage of the Farm Bill

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Policy Director Alix Murdoch issued this statement following passage of the Farm Bill in the Senate.

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February 4, 2014

CBF Issues Statement on New Efforts to Derail Bay Clean Up

Yesterday afternoon Attorneys General from 21 states filed an amicus brief in an effort to derail the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint. "We say to Missouri, Indiana, Kansas, Alaska, and the other 17 states, don't tell us how to restore clean water in our backyard."

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January 31, 2014

CBF to Conowingo Regulator: New License Must Require Dam Owner to Address Sediment Build-Up, Improve Fish Passage

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today insisted in formal comments that any new license for the operation of the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River require the dam’s owner to reduce the risk of sediment and nutrient pollution releases, and to improve passage for migratory fish.

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January 29, 2014

House Passes New Farm Bill—Good News for the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President William C. Baker issued this statement regarding a new federal Farm Bill, which was passed today by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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January 29, 2014

New Bay Agreement Holds Parties Accountable to Blueprint but Must Address Toxic Contamination

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement regarding a proposed new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, which was released today for public comment by the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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January 20, 2014

New Report Assesses the Damage Caused by Urban/Suburban Runoff, Calls for Action

With the challenge of reducing urban and suburban runoff at the forefront of discussions at all levels of government, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today released a new report: Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health. The purpose of this report is to shed light on the problem, debunk myths around the costs of solutions, and call for actions to be taken that will reduce the damage of polluted runoff.

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Maryland

November 17, 2014

Ten Years of Study is Enough Time to Wait; Clean the Creeks of Eastern Shore

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the O'Malley Administration's submission of proposed Phosphorus Management Tool regulations to the Maryland Joint Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review committee (AELR) The Tool was developed by University of Maryland scientists after 10 years of study.

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November 13, 2014

Study Reveals Conowingo Dam Only One of Many Pollution Sources

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the release today of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA).

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November 7, 2014

Less Pollution From Manure Only Way to Clean Up Eastern Shore Creeks

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued a statement today following the release of an economic impact study by the BEACON consulting service of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University on the phosphorus management tool.

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October 30, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following ASMFC Decision to Reduce Harvest of Striped Bass

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Vice President Kim Coble issued this statement following the decision of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to reduce harvest of striped bass.

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October 28, 2014

Maxwell Wins CBF Educator of the Year

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today named Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer of Prince George's County Public Schools, as CBF 2014 Educator of the Year. Maxwell has made environmental literacy for all students one of his top educational priorities, and was instrumental in making Maryland a national leader in environmental education.

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October 6, 2014

Report Identifies Natural Benefits of Restored Bay, Pegs Value at $130 Billion Annually to Region, $20.4 Billion Annually to MD

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is fully implemented. In Maryland those Bay benefits will top $20 billion a year.

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September 25, 2014

CBF Issues List of Critical Bay Clean-Up Actions; Asks MD Statewide Candidates for Support

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has sent to all candidates for governor and the legislature in Maryland a list of nine "critical actions" that must be undertaken over the next four years in order for Maryland to fulfill its commitment to clean local waters and to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The list also was provided to CBF's 100,000 members in Maryland to allow them to vet candidates prior to Election Day.

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June 16, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following the Signing of the New Bay Agreement

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost released this statement following the signing of the new Chesapeake Bay Agreement by the Bay state governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., the EPA administrator, and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

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June 12, 2014

Many Eastern Shore Counties Report Little Effort to Clean Local Creeks

(EASTON, MD)—The Eastern Shore Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Choose Clean Water Coalition (CCWC) today released a two-page report summarizing progress of counties on the Eastern Shore in cleaning the water in their local creeks and rivers over the past two years. The findings were not encouraging.

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May 5, 2014

CBF Testimony Calls on Exelon to Help Mitigate Pollution and Improve Fish Passages

(CONOWINGO, MD)—In written testimony given to Senator Cardin's field hearing on the relicensing of the Conowingo Dam, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) called on Exelon to mitigate the damage done by pollution behind the dam and significantly improve fish passages.

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April 21, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following Release of Bay Grass Numbers

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Water Quality Scientist Beth McGee issued this statement following the Chesapeake Bay Program's annual release of bay grass acreage.

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April 14, 2014

CBF Statement Following Release of Winter Crab Dredge Survey Report

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued the following statement following the release of the winter crab dredge survey report by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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April 14, 2014

Shore Groups Launch Campaign to Educate Local Candidates, Public

(EASTON, MD)—A partnership of 12 Eastern Shore and regional conservation groups today launched a campaign to educate candidates for local offices, as well as their constitutents, about necessary steps toward clean water on the Shore.

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April 10, 2014

CBF Celebrates 35 Years Educating Students from Work Boat in Inner Harbor

(BALTIMORE, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is celebrating its 35th year using the Inner Harbor as a classroom, teaching environmental education to students from the deck of the authentic Chesapeake workboat Snow Goose.

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March 19, 2014

They Are Coming: Osprey Are on the Move from South America

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The annual migration of osprey from their wintering grounds in South America is now underway, and you can track the movements of three Chesapeake Bay osprey at cbf.org/ospreymap.

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March 7, 2014

CBF: Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Deserves Thanks for Protecting Chesapeake Clean-up Funds

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued a statement following a vote today by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee not to cut $10 million next year from the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund.

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February 13, 2014

CBF: Governor's Efforts Helpful in Latest Attack on Plan to Clean Up the Chesapeake

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement today in response to Governor Martin O'Malley's request that Maryland join a legal fight against 21 states attempting to overturn the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Governor O'Malley requested on Feb. 12 that the Attorney General submit an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's and CBF's defense of the Blueprint. Governor O'Malley also has promised to enlist other Bay states to file amicus briefs.

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January 31, 2014

CBF to Conowingo Regulator: New License Must Require Dam Owner to Address Sediment Build-Up, Improve Fish Passage

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today insisted in formal comments that any new license for the operation of the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River require the dam’s owner to reduce the risk of sediment and nutrient pollution releases, and to improve passage for migratory fish.

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January 20, 2014

New Report Assesses the Damage Caused by Urban/Suburban Runoff, Calls for Action

With the challenge of reducing urban and suburban runoff at the forefront of discussions at all levels of government, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today released a new report: Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health. The purpose of this report is to shed light on the problem, debunk myths around the costs of solutions, and call for actions to be taken that will reduce the damage of polluted runoff.

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January 15, 2014

CBF: Governor's Budget Helps Local Governments Reduce Polluted Runoff; Locals Must Hold Up Their End

Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued a statement following Governor O'Malley's budget press conference today.

"We know that to achieve clean water in our local rivers, streams and the Bay, it will take cooperation of all levels of government and the private sector. This budget shows the state is doing its part to reduce local pollution that washes off parking lots and streets in our populated areas. Local governments must continue to do their part."

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January 14, 2014

Federal Judge Clears Way for More Extensive Study of Waters Off Sparrows Point

For many years, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has called for more extensive testing for toxic chemicals in the waters off the former Sparrows Point steel plant near Baltimore. As recently as 2012 CBF and Blue Water Baltimore filed an appeal in the U.S Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, challenging a ruling by Maryland District Court Judge Frederick Motz, which required only minimal testing. Yesterday, Judge Motz vacated his decision to limit testing, opening the door for a comprehensive offsite investigation.

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Pennsylvania

November 21, 2014

CBF Calls on Wolf Administration to Prioritize Efforts on Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—As Governor-elect Tom Wolf continues to announce his transition team, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) calls on him to ensure that his new administration makes clean water a priority and commits the needed resources to work to implement Pennsylvania's Clean Water Blueprint.

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October 30, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Fayette County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Fayette County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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October 22, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Schuylkill County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Schuylkill County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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October 22, 2014

CBF Issues Statement Following Gov. Corbett's Signing of the Buffer Bill

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement following Governor Corbett's signing of HB1565. The legislation removes important protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine waterways.

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October 22, 2014

Funding Available for Farm and Creekside Property Improvements

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce that funding is now available to farmers and creekside landowners interested in improving property value, farm profitability, and local water quality in the West Branch Antietam Creek Watershed.

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October 16, 2014

CBF Calls on Governor Corbett to Veto HB1565 - Bill that Will Pollute Pennsylvania's Waterways

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Legislature's passage of HB1565 last evening.

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October 14, 2014

CBF Notes Contributions of the Late Senator Mike Waugh to Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement on the passing of former Senator Mike Waugh.

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October 6, 2014

Senate Committee Passes HB1565; Major Clean Water Setback

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee's passage of HB1565.

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October 6, 2014

Report Identifies Increased Economic Benefits of Regional Clean Water Restoration Plan

(HARRISBURG, PA)—A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay, is fully implemented. In Pennsylvania those benefits will approach $40 billion a year.

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October 1, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Northumberland County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Northumberland County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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September 24, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Luzerne County: CBF Applauds Council for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Luzerne County Council for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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September 22, 2014

PA House Passes Major Setback for Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passage of HB1565 earlier today.  

"CBF is disappointed that the House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1565, which removes protections for Pennsylvania's most pristine streams by allowing developers to cut down streamside trees. The bill is a huge step backward for the Commonwealth's clean water efforts.

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September 22, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Berks County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Berks County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.  

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September 18, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in Westmoreland County: Commissioners Adopt Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) commends the Westmoreland County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.  

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September 17, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in York County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the York County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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September 15, 2014

House Committee Passes HB1565; Major Clean Water Set-Back: CBF Calls on House of Representatives to Vote No on HB1565

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee's passage of HB1565.

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September 12, 2014

Clean Water Counts!  to Wyoming County: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Wyoming County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

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August 26, 2014

CBF Launches Clean Water Counts Campaign

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has launched an exciting statewide campaign, Clean Water Counts...CBF is urging Pennsylvania officials to make clean water a priority throughout the Keystone State, and to commit the needed funding to ensure that all 83,000 miles of waterways in the state are clean.

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July 29, 2014

CBF Testifies that Cumulative Impacts of Drilling for Natural Gas Remain Unknown

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), testified before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee about the potential cumulative damage to Pennsylvania's rivers and streams, specifically those in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as a result of drilling for natural gas.

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July 11, 2014

CBF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Help Communities Reduce Impacts and Costs of Urban and Suburban Polluted Runoff

(HARRISBURG, PA)—LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Assistant Director and Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1225, legislation that will help local communities reduce the costs associated with urban and suburban polluted runoff.

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June 25, 2014

Bay Foundation Calls on Pennsylvania Legislature to Maintain REAP Tax Credit Program

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania Executive Director, Harry Campbell, issued the following statement in response to proposed budget cuts to vital tax credit programs that benefit Pennsylvania farmers and clean water efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

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June 16, 2014

Bay Foundation Commends Governor Tom Corbett for Signing New 2014 Chesapeake Bay Agreement

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today thanked Governor Corbett for recommitting the Commonwealth to the effort to restore Pennsylvania's rivers and streams, and the Chesapeake Bay. The agreement was signed today by the Chesapeake Bay Program's Executive Council, made up of the Bay state governors, the mayor of Washington, D.C., the EPA Administrator, and the chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

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April 25, 2014

CBF Urges Governor Corbett & Attorney General Kane to Act Now for Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Pennsylvania Executive Director today issues an urgent statement to Governor Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

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February 14, 2014

"Clean Water, Healthy Lands" Workshop Draws Large Crowd in Wysox

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Despite frigid temperatures and a looming snowstorm, 85 farmers, state and federal conservation professionals, and others converged in Wysox, Bradford County to attend "Clean Water, Healthy Lands," a workshop and awards ceremony hosted by the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) restoration staff.

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February 7, 2014

Bay Foundation Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell in response to Governor Corbett's 2014-15 budget proposal.

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January 31, 2014

Bay Foundation Receives Growing Greener Grant to Expand Clean Water Efforts

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) celebrates with partners and farmers the award of a $375,000 Growing Greener grant that will enable vital on-farm water quality improvements to continue and to expand in north central Pennsylvania. The grant award, announced just last week by Governor Tom Corbett, is one of 118 Growing Greener grants totaling $20.65 million.

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January 29, 2014

Bay Foundation Testifies Before State House Committee on the Importance of Streamside Forests Toward Clean Water Goals

Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) testified before the Pennsylvania House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee to stress the importance of streamside forested buffers as a means for improving and protecting the Commonwealth's most sensitive and pristine waterways. The Committee met to discuss House Bill 1565, which proposes to remove the existing riparian forest buffer requirement for land developments that require erosion and sedimentation control and post-construction storm water permits when occurring alongside Pennsylvania's scientifically determined "Special Protection Waters."

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January 20, 2014

New Report Assesses the Damage Caused by Urban/Suburban Runoff, Calls for Action

With the challenge of reducing urban and suburban runoff at the forefront of discussions at all levels of government, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today released a new report: Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health. The purpose of this report is to shed light on the problem, debunk myths around the costs of solutions, and call for actions to be taken that will reduce the damage of polluted runoff.

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January 8, 2014

Bay Foundation Hosts Three Workshops for South Central Pennsylvania Municipal Officials and Engineers

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and partners will host a series of workshops in January and February 2014 for municipal officials, employees, and engineers working in Dauphin, Lancaster, York, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties. The workshops will provide educational and outreach assistance, offer technical support, and explore financial opportunities to help communities pay for improvements to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permitting requirements.

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January 8, 2014

Tune In To ABC27-TV Tomorrow at 12:30 Bay Foundation's Stepahnie Eisenbise Will be Guest on "Good Day PA"

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will be a guest on abc27 TV's "Good Day PA" on Thursday, January 9th at 12:30. Stephanie Eisenbise, CBF's Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Manager, will join Amy Kehm, Producer and Host of "Good Day PA" to talk about Pennsylvania clean water efforts and ways we can all help improve local streams and rivers.

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January 7, 2014

Indoor Stream Attracts Wide Audience at 2014 PA Farm Show

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in collaboration with the Stroud Water Research Center has created an indoor stream at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show, and visitors of all ages are drawn to its natural beauty—and to the fish that are calling it home.

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Virginia

November 14, 2014

Cutting-Edge Environmental Center Opens at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach

As Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President Will Baker and a host of dignitaries symbolically "unplugged" the building from the power grid, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center today at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach. The festive ceremony capped a multi-year, $21 million capital campaign to build, operate, and endow a new Hampton Roads environmental center, anchored by one of the most environmentally intelligent buildings in the world.

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October 6, 2014

Report Identifies Natural Benefits of Restored Bay, Pegs Value at $130 Billion Annually to Region, $49.5 Billion to Va.

A first-ever analysis released today by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) finds that the economic benefits provided by nature in the Chesapeake Bay watershed will total $130 billion annually when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay, is fully implemented. The Economic Benefits of Cleaning Up the Chesapeake also reveals that in Virginia those annual benefits will approach $50 billion.

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September 18, 2014

First Lady, Partners Renew Environmental Literacy Program in Virginia Beach

The partners in a model environmental education project providing hands-on Chesapeake Bay instruction to Virginia Beach students and teachers announced today they are renewing the innovative program for another three years.

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September 2, 2014

Bay Stewardship Course Again Offered In Charlottesville

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is now accepting applications for its popular adult education course, VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), which will run Tuesday evenings from October 7 through November 18, 2014, in Charlottesville.

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August 29, 2014

Local Rain Garden Showcases Native Plants, Clean Streams

The public is invited to join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, to tour a beautiful rain garden filled with native plants helping protect water quality in local streams at Bundoran Farm in Albemarle County.

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July 1, 2014

CBF Issues Statement on Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement regarding Gov. McAuliffe's naming of members to the Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

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June 16, 2014

CBF Applauds Gov. McAuliffe's Commitment to New Chesapeake Bay Agreement

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings released this statement following Gov. Terry McAuliffe's pledge that Virginia will support all provisions of the new Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

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April 30, 2014

CBF Issues Statement on the Derailment in Lynchburg

Peggy Sanner, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Virginia Assistant Director and Senior Attorney, issued this statement concerning today's train derailment in downtown Lynchburg and significant crude oil spill into the James River.

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April 28, 2014

Scott Harper, Veteran Environmental Journalist, to Find Final Rest in Chesapeake Bay Eternal Reef

When respected and beloved environmental journalist Scott Harper passed away last fall after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer, his family decided the best way to honor him was to cast his cremated remains in a reef ball and place it in Chesapeake Bay waters to aid in the Bay's oyster restoration efforts. Harper's family and friends will cast his Eternal Reef Wednesday, May 7, and it will be deployed in the Lafayette River on Friday, June 6.

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April 21, 2014

PAPCO Pledges $50,000 Gift for CBF'S Brock Environmental Center

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) announced today that PAPCO, a Virginia Beach-based marketer and distributor of refined fuels, lubricants, and other energy products and services, has pledged a $50,000 gift for CBF's Brock Environmental Center, now under construction at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach.

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April 10, 2014

CBF Applauds Virginia Attorney General for Supporting Bay Cleanup Plan

Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following today's announcement that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Virginia's plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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April 08, 2014

Bay Foundation, Onancock Begin Work on Runoff Project

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Town of Onancock have begun construction on a project designed to collect and treat runoff water flowing off the town hall parking lot.

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April 07, 2014

Volunteers Sought for 26th Clean the Bay Day

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and its partners are now recruiting volunteers for the 26th Clean the Bay Day, CBF's annual shoreline cleanup scheduled this year for Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

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March 18, 2014

CBF 'Living Waters' Report Identifies Opportunities for Collaboration Between Faith, Conservation Communities

Participants at an interfaith "Living Waters" summit of faith, conservation, science, and policy leaders in Richmond last November identified eight areas of potential collaboration to preserve and protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, according to a recent report of summit proceedings.

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FEBRUARY 28, 2014

CBF Praises Natural Resource Agency Appointments

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement regarding the appointments of John Bull as Commissioner of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) and Clyde Cristman as Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

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FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Bay Foundation Applauds Appointment of Russ Baxter as Deputy Secretary for Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings issued this statement regarding Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointment of Russ Baxter as Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the Chesapeake Bay

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January 20, 2014

New Report Assesses the Damage Caused by Urban/Suburban Runoff, Calls for Action

With the challenge of reducing urban and suburban runoff at the forefront of discussions at all levels of government, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) today released a new report: Polluted Runoff: How Investing in Runoff Pollution Control Systems Improves the Region's Ecology, Economy, and Health. The purpose of this report is to shed light on the problem, debunk myths around the costs of solutions, and call for actions to be taken that will reduce the damage of polluted runoff.

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