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 Map showing osprey travels from U.S. to South AmericaPress Release

March 25, 2015

They Are Coming: Some Osprey Are on the Move

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The annual migration of osprey from their wintering grounds in South America is now underway. While some have already arrived in the Chesapeake Bay region, others have not yet begun their trek. You can track the movements of four Chesapeake Bay osprey at cbf.org/ospreymap.

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Press Statement

March 18, 2015

Joint Environmental Statement on Hogan Administration's Revised Phosphorus Regulations

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"We are pleased the Hogan Administration has agreed to close a loophole in its proposed phosphorus regulations that could have allowed for delay after delay...Our organizations would have liked to have begun using the Phosphorus Management Tool four years ago, as Maryland promised, and as the science dictated. Nevertheless, these revised regulations represent progress toward reducing pollution from agriculture—which we absolutely must do to protect the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways, as well as public health."

The Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a joint statement about Governor Hogan's revised Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) regulations.

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Press Release

March 16, 2015

New EPA Reports Examine State Oversight of Agriculture Programs in Virginia and Pennsylvania

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—New reports from the federal Environmental Protection Agency examine state programs overseeing animal agricultural facilities as well as actions undertaken by Virginia and Pennsylvania to reduce pollution from agriculture. The reports found that while both states have pieces in place to support pollution reductions, both states have significant deficiencies that will have to be rectified if clean-up goals are to be achieved.

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CBF In the News

March 14, 2015

Q&A with Chesapeake Bay Foundation Scientist Chris Moore

(Richmond Times-Dispatch)—Chris Moore is the Virginia senior scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Soon to be 40, Moore grew up in Virginia Beach, with regular trips to North Carolina. Read More


CBF In the News

March 11, 2015

The Brock Environmental Center is Alive

(For Construction Pros)—Video The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center was named in honor of Joan and Macon Brock in recognition of their generous $3.5 million leadership gift toward this ambitious project, which obtained LEED Platinum and is seeking a Living Building Challenge certification. If this certification is achieved, the building will be the most environmentally sustainable building in the United States. Read More


CBF's new Brock Environmental Center. Photo by Paul Willey/CBF StaffPhoto Paul Willey/CBF Staff

Brock Center Joins Virginia Beach Garden Tour April 22

Each spring, visitors are welcomed to over 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House."

This year, the Virginia Beach tour includes CBF’s new Brock Environmental Center, Virginia’s “greenest” building; five private homes and gardens near the oceanfront; an oyster garden; and a bird-watching tour at the end of the day at the Brock Environmental Center (space limited).

Tour proceeds include support to CBF. More Information

Upcoming Events

Farmers Breakfast (VA)
Thu, 02 Apr 2015
7:45 AM - 10:00 AM

VA Oyster Reef Ball ConstructionRecurring Event
Tue, 07 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VA Oyster Reef Ball ConstructionRecurring Event
Wed, 08 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

VA Oyster Reef Ball ConstructionRecurring Event
Thu, 09 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Talbot County Clean Water Forum (MD)
Thu, 09 Apr 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

CBF Supper Club (VA)
Thu, 09 Apr 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

TEDxRVA Discussion on the Brock Center
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

TED Talk Live
Fri, 10 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Blacks Run Annual Clean Up (VA)
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tree Planting - Catoctin Creek Watershed (MD)
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Project Clean Stream (MD)
Sat, 11 Apr 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
March 27, 2015

Have a Spare Washing Machine, By Chance?

The washing machine at the farm gave out on us recently, which means that the dirty rags and gloves are piling up. We're hoping that you, or someone you know, might have a used washing machine that could be donated to the farm. Any ideas, we'd love to hear them...



Episode #1
Bay 101
March 31, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams drain a six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed that reaches as far north as Cooperstown, New York, and as far west as Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and parts of West Virginia. In this first-in-a-series podcast, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker describes the good news and the bad news about the problems facing this national treasure.

Where We Work

CBF has operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Click on the map pins below to learn more about our offices, operations, and education centers.

Blue markers indicate main offices = Offices | Green markers indicate education centers = Education Centers | Yellow markers indicate other operations = Other Operations

The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 17 million people.


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