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 Courtesy of NRCS.Press Release

June 29, 2015

CBF Lawsuit Challenges Virginia for Not Protecting Streams from Farm Livestock

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is taking legal action to challenge Virginia's rules for large livestock farms, arguing the state is failing to protect streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay by allowing farm animals unfettered access to streams.

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Press Release

June 26, 2015

CBF Strongly Supports Legumes in Multi-Species Cover Crops

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauds the decision by the Maryland Department of Agriculture for the first time to provide cost share funding for legumes as part of a multi-species cover crop, something CBF has been advocating for years. This provides a way for farmers to meet their nitrogen needs without relying on poultry litter or chemical fertilizers. It is also seen as a potential long term solution to soils over saturated with phosphorus. Read More

Press Statement

June 18, 2015

CBF: Pope Francis Sets Example for Government Leaders

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Like so many others, I am grateful to Pope Francis for speaking out on behalf of our threatened planet and its inhabitants – the wildlife and humans which depend on clean air, clean water and a stable climate. We join him in calling for stronger public and private actions to place the wellbeing of earth above the profit motive."

Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of "Be Praised," the encyclical of Pope Francis. Read More



CBF In the News

July 1, 2015

Ground Zero for Clean Water

(Huffington Post)—CBF President Will Baker writes, "There is a huge job ahead for Pennsylvania. In order to comply with its Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint commitments and Clean Water Act mandates, the Commonwealth has declared that it must reduce more than 70 percent its nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution by the end of 2017. This will be a huge challenge. It is also one that will pay equally enormous environmental and economic benefits for Pennsylvanians as well as for Maryland and Virginia residents downstream." Read More

CBF In the News

July 1, 2015

Pennsylvania Leaders Must Step up to Meet Clean-Water Commitments

(York Dispatch)—Harry Campbell, CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director, writes, "The Environmental Protection Agency's latest assessment of Pennsylvania's efforts to reduce pollution and restore its waterways that flow to the Chesapeake Bay, finds that the Commonwealth has fallen dangerously short of meeting its clean water commitment. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation believes now is the time to galvanize leadership from all sectors of government, including federal partners like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, farmers and others, to truly invest in correcting the current course and reducing pollution." Read More


Oysters  Photo by Jackie Shannon/CBF StaffPhoto 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.


Upcoming Events

Native Tree Nursery Day (MD)
Thu, 09 Jul 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gwynns Falls Hike & Picnic (MD)
Sat, 11 Jul 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
June 24, 2015

This Week's Share: Carrots, Beets, Tomatoes and more

This week's photo was snapped by Instagram user organicknitter. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Pizza Available at The Farm Pick-Up Today and Saturday. For those of you picking up...



Episode #7
Under Pressure
June 23, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Senior Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough about the status of blue crabs in the Chesapeake.

Episode #6
Literally and Figuratively
June 9, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Education Tom Ackerman about the now and later virtues of immersing young people in outdoor learning.

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