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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.