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Blueprint is Paying Off

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 Lane Whigham, CBF Student Leader CoordinatorPress Release

January 20, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Lane Whigham Outreach and Advocacy Manager in Pennsylvania

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"We all have roles to play in protecting our rivers and streams," CBF's Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell said. "With Lane's leadership, CBF's outreach and advocacy programs intend to galvanize citizens and encourage elected leaders to take action in their own backyards and in the halls of government." Read More

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Press Statement

January 18, 2017

CBF Issues Statement on Nominee Pruitt's Testimony concerning Bay Restoration

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The Chesapeake Bay Foundation looks forward to working with Mr. Pruitt, should he be confirmed, to build on the progress that has been made and achieve the goal of restoring this national treasure."

CBF President William C. Baker issued this statement following the testimony of EPA Administrator nominee Pruitt concerning Bay restoration efforts. Read More

Press Release

January 5, 2017

Blueprint Progress Drives Improved Bay Health

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The health of the Chesapeake Bay improved two points (six percent) this year to 34, equivalent to a C-, according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) biennial State of the Bay report. Read More

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CBF In the News

January 11 2017

Caroline County's Bill Portlock the Perfect Choice for State Group's Top Conservation Award

(Free Lance-Star)—The Garden Club of Virginia, one of the first state organizations to commit to conservation, made a great choice recently for its top award on the topic. Its Elizabeth Cabell Dugdale Award for Conservation went to Caroline County resident and longtime Chesapeake Bay Foundation educator and biologist William S. Portlock, known to all as Bill. Read More

CBF In the News

January 5, 2017

Bay Earns C-Minus in Latest Report Card on Its Health

(Bay Journal)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has taken the pulse again of the nation’s largest estuary, and found its health has improved a bit, though it’s still far from out of the woods. Read More

MORE NEWS

A child prepares to plant his grasses. Photo by CBF Staff
You can grow containers of Bay grasses like these at home. Photo credit CBF Staff

Virginia Grasses for the Masses

Aquatic grasses provide vital food and habitat for Bay critters. If you live in Virginia, you can help strengthen the sustainability of this vital part of the ecosystem by growing grasses at home for planting in the spring. Find out more about CBF's Grasses for the Masses program. Workshops begin January 11, 2017.

Find out more  and register


Upcoming Events

Docs from the Docks (MD)
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Maryland 2017 Environmental Legislative Summit (MD)
Thu, 26 Jan 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Glen Allen 1 (VA)
Sat, 28 Jan 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Fairfax (VA)
Sat, 28 Jan 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Glen Allen 2 (VA)
Tue, 31 Jan 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Richmond (VA)
Sat, 04 Feb 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Arlington 1 (VA)
Wed, 08 Feb 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CBF Lobby Day (VA)
Thu, 09 Feb 2017
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Grasses for the Masses Workshop - Arlington 2 (VA)
Sat, 11 Feb 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #47
How Is the Bay Doing?
January 17, 2017

CBF Vice President for Communications Elizabeth Buckman interviews President Will Baker about CBF’s recent State of the Bay
report.

Visit the State of the Bay website.


Episode #46
Let Science Be Your Guide
December 20, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and retiring CBF Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough discuss the progress made using the science-based management of rockfish, crabs, oysters, and menhaden over the last decades.

Meet Bill Goldsborough on CBF's blog.

Photo credit: CBF Staff


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