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December 2, 2016

CBF Says 'Get Real' When Considering a Christmas Tree

(HARRISBURG, PA)—When considering a Christmas tree this holiday season, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania urges you to "get real," and help the environment and the local economy. Read More

Photo by B.J. Small/CBF Staff

Press Statement

October 27, 2016

CBF Couldn't Be Prouder; Bill Goldsborough Led the Charge to Save Rockfish, Crabs, Oysters, and Other Bay Creatures

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"Someday, hopefully in the not too distant future, when the history of the Chesapeake Bay's recovery is written, a whole chapter will be devoted to Bill Goldsborough and his efforts."

Will Baker, CBF President, issued this statement following the announcement that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission awarded Bill Goldsborough, CBF Director of Fisheries, the Hart Award. The award is the most prestigious honor granted by the Commission. Read More

Press Statement

October 26, 2016

CBF Statement on Decision to Increase the Menhaden Harvest Quota

(BAR HARBOR, ME)—"We're disappointed that the Board has voted for a 6.5 percent increase in the menhaden harvest cap for the Atlantic Coast. The most recent stock assessment highlighted issues with overall abundance and no new data has come out to support this increase since the Management Board's decision last year to boost the quota by 10 percent."

Chris Moore, CBF Virginia Senior Scientist, issued this statement after the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Menhaden Management Board meeting this afternoon. The Board voted to increase the current harvest cap by 6.5 percent for 2017. Read More



CBF In the News

November 26, 2016

Spratley Students Help Chesapeake Bay Foundation Plant Rain Garden

(Daily Press)—New plantings [from Spratley Gifted Center students and volunteers from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation] will function as a rain garden, designed to absorb water, slowing its drain into the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The plants will help filter out pollutants that would otherwise flow into the Bay. Read More

CBF In the News

November 23, 2016

He's Championed Cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay for Four Decades

(Christian Science Monitor)—"The Chesapeake Bay is extraordinary by any measure, whether historically, culturally, or environmentally," says William Baker, who has worked for four decades to preserve the waterway for future generations. "It is as productive a body of water as any in the world." Mr. Baker is president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1967 with a three-word mission statement: "Save the Bay." Read More


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The mighty little menhaden is the subject of this December's Blue Planet Forum. Photo credit CBF Staff

Blue Planet Forum

CBF's next Virginia Blue Planet Forum, "Menhaden Matter—an Expert Panel Exploring Key Virginia Fisheries," will be held Tuesday, December 6.

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Episode #45
Second Chances: People, Planet, Profit
December 6, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Pete Theodore from Second Chance in Baltimore, Maryland, about the environmental and community benefits of diverting waste from our landfills.

Find out more about Second Chance at www.secondchanceinc.org.

Photo by Rob Beach/CBF Staff

Episode #44
We Can Be Saved
November 22, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Tangier Mayor James “Ooker” Eskridge about the Chesapeake Bay that has provided for his beloved island and now threatens to take it away.

See one of our Photos of the Week of Tangier Island and find out how CBF is helping find nature-based solutions to sea-level rise.

Photo credit: Tom Pelton

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