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 Volunteers planting stream buffers. Photo by CBF StaffPress Statement

September 28, 2016

CBF Welcomes Growing Greener Legislation as down Payment on Renewed Clean Water Efforts

(HARRISBURG, PA)—"Growing Greener funding is a meaningful step in helping to reduce agricultural pollution and urban/suburban runoff. Planting streamside buffers and improving stormwater infrastructure are critical environmental and quality of life practices that benefit Pennsylvanians."

Harry Campbell, CBF Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement after Sen. Tom Killion, R-Middletown, introduced Growing Greener legislation that would provide $315 million a year for environmental conservation, recreation, and preservation projects in the Commonwealth. Read More

Photo by CBF Staff

Press Statement

September 21, 2016

CBF Issues Statement on Pollution Trending Down

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"It is very encouraging that as pollution drops, the Bay responds...We applaud the efforts the states, farmers, local governments, and citizens have taken to reduce pollution."

Kim Coble, CBF Vice President of Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement following the release of data showing a drop in pollution in the region's major rivers and Chesapeake Bay. Read More

Press Release

September 13, 2016

CBF Prioritizes Five Pennsylvania Counties to Jumpstart Cleanup Efforts

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is calling on Pennsylvania and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to focus additional investments in five south-central counties to accelerate pollution reductions from agriculture. Read More

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CBF In the News

September 26, 2016

Chambersburg Students Explore Lakes, Streams

(Chambersburg Public Opinion)—Video Chambersburg Area Career Magnet school students Rachael Sallie and Nor Amleh had a tough time getting started as they paddled their canoe down Laurel Lake Monday afternoon. However, the two quickly got on track and paddled along with the rest of the students during the Susquehanna Watershed Education Program hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More

CBF In the News

September 15, 2016

Floating Classroom Provides Hands-On Learning

(York Dispatch)—As a child, Tom Parke spent his summers being dropped off with his brother and a canoe at a river before his mother went to work. After they had spent the day exploring outside on the water, she picked them up farther down the river. Those experiences fostered Parke's love of nature and hands-on learning. Now Parke spends his days with the Susquehanna Watershed Education Program, one of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 15 field education programs. Read More

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Pasture-raised burgers at Burgers and Brews for the Bay.
Enjoy fresh, pasture-raised beef burgers at Clagett Farm's Burgers & Brews for the Bay.

Burgers & Brews for the Bay

Spend Sunday, September 25, at CBF's Clagett Farm. Eat from seven different food stations highlighting local, pasture-raised meats and dairy, along with local vegetables. Each of these bite sized food items will be paired with a great regional craft beer. This is a family friendly event with live blue grass music, hay rides, fish printing, and fun educational stations.

Buy Your Tickets Now

National Harbor Restoration Event

Help build reef balls--concrete structures that, when submerged, help restore critical habitat for various fish species, including our native largemouth bass. When complete, the reef balls will be relocated to the bottom of Smoots Bay on the Potomac River. The event runs September 16, 17, and 18. Come one day or come for all three! Registration is required

Find out more and register


Upcoming Events

CBF Rain Garden & Living Shoreline Installation (Hampton VA)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rain Garden & Living Shoreline Installation (VA)
Sat, 01 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wetland Planting - Liberty Reservoir Watershed (MD)
Sat, 01 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Sat, 01 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Oyster Gardener Workshop (MD)
Sat, 01 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop (MD)
Sat, 01 Oct 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

New Oyster Gardener Workshop (MD)
Sun, 02 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Sun, 02 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Tue, 04 Oct 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond, VA)
Tue, 04 Oct 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

BMP Workshop (ES MD)
Wed, 05 Oct 2016
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Thu, 06 Oct 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Tree Planting - Double Pipe Creek Watershed (MD)
Fri, 07 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Skipjack Trip (MD)
Sat, 08 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Sun, 09 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

RIVER-Fest 2016 (Portsmouth VA)
Sun, 09 Oct 2016
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Oyster Gardener Workshop (MD)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Fri, 14 Oct 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

New Oyster Gardener Workshop (MD)
Sat, 15 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Returning Oyster Gardener Spat Pickup (MD)
Sat, 15 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VoiCeS (Annapolis, MD)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

VoiCeS (ES MD)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond, VA)
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

BMP Workshop (ES MD)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Fall Festival/Sustainable Living Expo (VA)
Sat, 22 Oct 2016
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

VoiCeS (Annapolis, MD)
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

VoiCeS (ES MD)
Tue, 25 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

VoiCeS (Richmond, VA)
Tue, 25 Oct 2016
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tree Planting - Monocacy River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 29 Oct 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #40
Future Farmers, Future Bay Savers
September 27, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Student Leadership Manager Lane Whigham talk about a new program that provides conservation mentoring for future farmers in Pennsylvania.

For more information about CBF's Mentors in Agricultural Conservation program, contact Lane Whigham at lwhigham@cbf.org.

Photo credit: CBF Staff


Episode #39
The Sweet Spot
September 13, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration Kim Coble discuss a new approach to reducing pollution in Pennsylvania.

Find out more at cbf.org/PApriority

Photo © John Pavoncello/York Dispatch


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