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Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Richmond VoiCeS Program Registration Open

CBF's next Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 2 in Richmond's Bellemeade community. Registration deadline is August 13. Find out more.

Educators: Registration Open for Summer, Fall Programs

Registration is open for summer professional development courses for teachers and principals. Limited dates are still available for Fall 2014 one-day field programs. Find out more.

Race for the Bay and CBF!

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is delighted to be one of four official Across the Bay 10k charity partners.

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Cover: CBF's 2009 Bad Waters ReportPress Release

August 1, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Reissues Report on Flesh-Eating Bacteria

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With news accounts of "flesh-eating" bacteria infections suffered by bathers in Maryland and the District of Columbia in recent days, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is reissuing its 2009 report that documented the rise in such infections. The report demonstrated how some of our waters have become unhealthy not only for fish, but also for people who fish, swim, boat, and drink contaminated water.

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Press Release

July 29, 2014

CBF Testifies that Cumulative Impacts of Drilling for Natural Gas Remain Unknown

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for CBF, testified before the PA House Democratic Policy Committee about the potential cumulative damage to Pennsylvania's rivers and streams, specifically those in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, as a result of drilling for natural gas.

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Press Release

July 11, 2014

CBF Applauds Passage of Legislation to Help Communities Reduce Impacts and Costs of Urban and Suburban Polluted Runoff

(HARRISBURG, PA)—LeeAnn Murray, Pennsylvania Assistant Director and Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1225, legislation that will help local communities reduce the costs associated with urban and suburban polluted runoff.

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CBF In the News

July 26, 2014

Volunteer Oyster Gardeners Wanted to Help Build Chesapeake Bay Sanctuary Reefs

(Daily Press)—Oysters are harvested for your dining pleasure. They are also grown and harvested for bigger role—helping protect the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. More than 300 volunteers actively grow oysters in Virginia—about 230 in Hampton Roads and 100 on the Peninsula and in Gloucester County—to help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation establish sanctuary reefs along local waterways, according to Chuck Epes, spokesman for the foundation. Read More

 

CBF In the News

July 25, 2014

Anne Arundel Could See Early Bay Cleanup Results Close to Home

(Capital Gazette)— A lead scientist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation told the Capital Gazette editorial board this week that major projects will reduce stormwater runoff into local streams and creeks within a few years. The results will be far faster than the longer lag times associated with other bay cleanup efforts, said Beth McGee, CBF's senior scientist for water quality. Read More

 

 

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July 30, 2014

This Week's Share: Melons, Tomatoes, Peppers & More

This week's featured photo is from Instagram (via user "julz711"), featuring rhubarb galette she served with sweetened creme fraiche! Send us your own photos or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm and we'll feature them here! THIS WEEK'S SHARE 2 pounds total combination eggplant + corn…

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Upcoming Events

Glouster Oyster Gardening (VA)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 07 Aug 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Northern Neck Oyster Gardening (VA)
Sat, 09 Aug 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Thu, 14 Aug 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Watershed Steward Certification Course Information Session (MD)
Tue, 19 Aug 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

From Your Backyard to the Bay
Wed, 20 Aug 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


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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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