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 On the James River in Newport News, Virginia, an osprey catches lunch in its talons. Photo by Jerry HughesPress Statement

March 16, 2017

CBF Issues Statement on Elimination of Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—""Eliminating the EPA Bay Program will slam the door on the Bay's nascent recovery, a recovery which is still very fragile."

William C. Baker, CBF President, issued this statement concerning President Trump's proposed budget, which eliminates funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program. Read More

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Press Statement

March 2, 2017

CBF Issues Statement on OMB Proposal to Cut Bay Restoration Funding

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"The proposed reduction in federal investment in Chesapeake Bay would reverse restoration successes. The EPA role in the cleanup of the Chesapeake is nothing less than fundamental. It's not just important, it's critical."

William C. Baker, CBF President, issued this statement following reports in the Washington Post today of the federal Office of Management and Budget proposal to cut Environmental Protection Agency funding in support of the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint. Read More

Press Statement

February 27, 2017

Virginia Budget Supports Farm Conservation Practices

(RICHMOND, VA)—"We thank Virginia's legislators for continuing to support Virginia's agricultural cost-share program. Sustained, consistent investment in farm conservation practices is necessary to keep Virginia on track to restore its rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay."

Rebecca LePrell, CBF Virginia Executive Director, issued this statement after Virginia's legislators approved a budget that includes an investment of about $17 million in fiscal year 2018 in Virginia's agricultural cost-share program. Read More

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CBF In the News

March 25, 2017

Make Clean Water a Priority

(The Sentinel)—Anna Pauletta, CBF Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President, writes, "There is no such thing as Republican clean water or Democrat clean water. Clean water is clean water and there has been a failure as a nation to recognize that an unhealthy environment affects everybody, regardless of social status or political stance." Read More

CBF In the News

March 21, 2017

Maryland Should Put Actual Conservation Back in the Forest Conservation Act

(Washington Post)—Alison Prost, CBF Maryland Executive Director, writes, "We become apathetic about forests at our peril. There's too much at stake. Forests are some of the most cost-effective means we have to clean the air and water. They are nature's sponges." Read More

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Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. Copyright 2010 Nikki Davis
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis

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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #51
ALERT! Proposed Trump Budget Cuts Bay Clean Up
March 16, 2017

In this special edition podcast, Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker and Vice President Kim Coble oppose and prepare to fight the federal budget proposed today by President Trump.

Take Action Now: Urge your senators and congressmen to stand up for clean water and a clean Chesapeake Bay--call, write, stop by their office. Find your legislators here.

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Episode #50
Glass Half Full
February 28, 2017

CBF President Will Baker and Virginia Executive Director Rebecca LePrell talk about the progress made in this year's legislative session.

Learn more about CBF's activities in Virginia..

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