May 6, 2015
CBF Says Cancer Found in Smallmouth Bass Furthers Case for Susquehanna's Impairment
(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says the discovery of cancer in a smallmouth bass caught on the Susquehanna River provides further evidence that more must be done to clean up the river and its tributaries, and that the river should be declared an impaired waterway.
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May 5, 2015
CBF Issues Statement on ASMFC's Menhaden Action
(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—"Although we thought it appropriate that the current cap be continued, we are pleased that the Management Board has agreed to take a detailed look at the ecological value of menhaden as a forage fish for striped bass, bluefish, osprey, and other species."
Chris Moore, Virginia Senior Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Menhaden Board meeting this morning.
May 4, 2015
Don't Raise Menhaden Catch Quotas without Ecological Safeguards
(RICHMOND, VA)—"Although CBF is encouraged by the recent stock assessment, the results are actually mixed...There is still important work to be done by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to ensure menhaden can fulfill their critical role as forage fish in the coastal and Chesapeake Bay food web."
Chris Moore, Virginia Senior Scientist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement regarding possible changes to coast-wide menhaden harvest quotas by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Menhaden Management Board.
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CBF In the News
April 30, 2015
When They're Debating the Budget, Wolf and Lawmakers Can't Forget Chesapeake Bay
(Patriot News)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "Amid budget discussions about a natural gas severance tax, increasing personal income and sales taxes, escalating education spending, and infusing distressed pensions, Rep. Garth Everett, R-Lycoming, wanted to know how the Wolf administration plans to meet Pennsylvania's obligation for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay." Read More
CBF In the News
April 30, 2015
(Home & Design)—The new Chesapeake Bay Foundation Brock Environmental Center sprawls across half an acre of Virginia Beach shoreline—the only major structure on a 118-acre tract of land preserved by the Trust for Public Land and the City of Virginia Beach for open space and environmental education. The role of the Brock Center is to spearhead environmental advocacy, restoration and education. Read More
Photo Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff
It's Oyster Season for Volunteers
Registration is open for oyster gardeners in Virginia and Maryland. And check the calendar for our upcoming reef ball building activities.
Support CBF May 5-6
It's time for the Great Give 2015, the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's 3rd annual 24-hour online fundraising event. Support CBF and Anne Arundel County nonprofits by making your online donation between 6 p.m. May 5 and 6 p.m. May 6 at https://www.greatgiveaac.org/#npo/chesapeake-bay-foundation.
Clagett Farm Open House
Get up-close and personal with Clagett Farm during our annual Spring Open House, Saturday, May 9, 2015. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. and will feature hay rides, field tours,and an introduction to our new sheep.
Bands in the Sands Ticket Sales
Ticket sales for Bands in the Sand open May 1, 2015.
Register for Clean the Bay Day
Registration for Virginia's Clean the Bay Day is now open.
TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY
As Goes the Susquehanna, So Goes the Chesapeake Bay
April 28, 2015
Upgrades to sewage treatment plants have helped improve water quality in the Chesapeake. And, each Bay state has developed a clean water blueprint outlining the steps that must be taken to reduce pollution much further, so that we can fully restore water quality in local rivers, streams, and the Bay. But, at least one pollutant, nitrogen from agriculture in Pennsylvania, is increasing, and the Commonwealth is way off track to meet the goals it set. That has to change. And Pennsylvania and EPA must effectively carry out their roles to make sure it does.
Agriculture and the Bay
April 14, 2015
There are 87,000 farms in the Bay region. Agriculture contributes richly to our economy, our culture, and our society. But, considering the size and scope of all Bay agriculture, we've got concerns. Farming is the largest source of pollution to our Bay and its rivers and streams. So, what are we doing to save the Bay and benefit agriculture simultaneously?
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