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 Trees line a flowing stream in Pennsylvania. Photo by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCPPress Statement

May 27, 2015

CBF Issues Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Now that the rule is in place, it is our hope that all of us working for healthy, safe water everywhere will have a common understanding and can work together to deliver what Congress promised us in 1972 when it passed the Clean Water Act—fishable, swimmable waters."

Will Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of the Clean Waters Rule.

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Press Statement

May 21, 2015

CBF Applauds Senators' Efforts Urging USDA to Take Leadership Role in Pennsylvania

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"CBF shares the concerns voiced by Sen. Cardin and Casey in their letter to Secretary Vilsack. We agree it is crucial that USDA provide more resources and technical assistance and target them to farmers in the Susquehanna River basin so Pennsylvania can fulfill its Clean Water Blueprint commitments."

Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement regarding a recent letter sent by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin of Maryland and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

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Press Release

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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CBF In the News

May 27, 2015

EPA Issues Final Rules Protecting Drinking Water, Streams

(WMAR Baltimore)—The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation's drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act. Read More

CBF In the News

May 19, 2015

CBF Goes off the Power and Water Grid. Will You?

(Huffington Post)—Will Baker, CBF President, writes, "Last November, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation 'unplugged' the new Brock Environmental Center from the power grid as part of the center's grand opening festivities in Virginia Beach. It was admittedly a purely symbolic gesture—the building remains hooked to the local electric utility. But we wanted to declare to the world our intention to operate this cutting-edge center using only onsite renewable energy." Read More


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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.

Register for Clean the Bay Day

Registration for Virginia's Clean the Bay Day is now open.



Upcoming Events

"Stories of the Shore" (VA)
Fri, 29 May 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wetland Planting - Severn River Watershed (MD)
Sat, 30 May 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Oyster Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 05 Jun 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Clean the Bay Day (VA)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
All Day Event

Oyster Gardening Spat Return (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bear Creek Kayaking (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Clean Water Concert Series: Spark in da Pan (MD)
Sat, 06 Jun 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Spat Return (MD)
Sun, 07 Jun 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Event (VA)
Tue, 09 Jun 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Spat Return (MD)
Wed, 10 Jun 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Oyster Gardening Event (VA)
Thu, 11 Jun 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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May 27, 2015

This Week's Share: Greens, Strawberries + RSVP for the Kale Cook Off!

This week's photo is from CSA Member Zach who snapped a photo at last week's pick-up. 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 RSVP for the Kale Cook Off on June 7: Over the weekend we ...



Episode #5
Digging A Little Deeper
May 26, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Senior Scientist Dr. Beth McGee to discuss the how and why of urban stream restoration and the importance of addressing polluted runoff.

Episode #4
Something A Little Different
May 12, 2015

CBF President Will Baker interviews Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller about the litigation over the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

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Special interests are fighting us in court to kill the Blueprint

Night heron eats an Anacostia River catfish. Photo by Skip Brown

Agricultural lobbyists recruited the attorneys general from 21 states—states like Alabama, Texas, and even Alaska—to stop us from cleaning up our waters. These special interests are right now fighting us in court to kill the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

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