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Spring 2013

Construction Workers. By Tom Pelton.
VIDEO: A Healthy Bay Means a Healthy Economy
The environmental industry is now worth $312 billion a year nationally and employs almost 1.7 million people, with roughly 75 percent of job growth in this field driven by government regulation. Watch this video to see exactly how clean water projects across the watershed are spurring job growth.
Va Senators at Port Isobel Island. Photo by Peggy Sanner.
Chesapeake Adventures with Virginia Senators
One of the best tools for educating government leaders about the Chesapeake Bay is the Bay itself. That's why we recently hosted a group of Virginia legislators on a two-day retreat to our Port Isobel Island. CBF's Virginia Executive Director Ann Jennings fills us in on the ensuing adventures where participants set crab pots, discussed the impacts of excess nutrients and sediment on our Bay, and braved rough seas. Plus, read other updates on our local Bay-saving efforts in Hampton Roads, MarylandPennsylvania, and the Eastern Shore
A smallmouth bass with lesions. Photo courtesy of the PA Fish and Boat Commission.
Smallmouth Suffering
Our latest investigative report delves deep into the troubling ailments and deaths of one of our region's most popular freshwater game fish, the smallmouth bass. What does the suffering smallmouth mean for the health of our waters, ecosystem, and economy?
Potomac River Program. Photo by Nikki Davis.
Something Worth Saving
Every year, CBF takes thousands of students out on the water for hands-on environmental education experiences that teach invaluable lessons about life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. Read more about how your support is helping CBF save the Bay and change lives.
Courtesy of NRCS.
Update: Farm Bill and Appropriations
You may have noticed the farm bill and appropriations have been in the news quite a bit recently. To help you navigate through all the noise, here's our quick rundown of what's happening on the Hill, and what this means for the Bay and our waters.
  You're Invited

Oyster Reef Ball Construction
 May 15-17, 2013
 Gloucester, Virginia

Fortune's Cove Preserve Hike
 May 19, 2013
 Nelson County, Virginia

25th Annual Clean the Bay Day
Date: June 1, 2013
Location: Across Virginia

Volunteers As Chesapeake Stewards 
Date: June 6, 2013
Location: Richmond, Virginia

Bands in the Sand
Date: June 15, 2013
Location: Annapolis, MD 

Chesapeake Classrooms Professional Development Courses
Date: June-August, 2013
Location: Throughout the watershed

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

CBF Education

Teachers on the Bay Course. Photo by Bill Portlock. Happy 25th to the "Teachers on the Bay" Course!
For 25 years, CBF Educator Bill Portlock has been giving teachers across the watershed a truly unique Chesapeake experience that inspires their teaching.  

Bay Bytes

Clean the Bay Day Volunteers. Photo by Andrea Moran.Gearing Up for the 25th Annual Clean the Bay Day! 
In just two and a half weeks, thousands of volunteers will work to remove hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash across Virginia. Will you be one of them? Sign up today for Clean the Bay Day!

By Kelly Donaldson.Rolling Up Our Sleeves
Throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, we hear about local governments, businesses, and citizens rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution from all sectors—agriculture, sewage treatment plants, and urban and suburban runoff. Read these stories here!

Photo by Amy Kehring.What's Your Clean Water Story?
Why are the Chesapeake and its rivers and streams important to you? We want to hear your personal story of your connection to our waters. Share your story now!

By Jerry Hughes.And the Winners Are... 
From an osprey plunging for her dinner, bright fall foliage, and a lone blue heron standing tall, check out this year's winners of our annual "Save the Bay" Photo Contest!

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Photo credits: (left column) Tom Pelton/CBF Staff, CBF Staff., PA Fish and Boat Commission, Nikki Davis, Courtesy of NRCS; (right column) Bill Portlock/CBF Staff, Andrea Moran/CBF Staff; Kelly Donaldson/CBF Staff, Amy Kehring, Jerry Hughes. | Give
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