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  • November 30, 2015

    By the Numbers: 87

    The waterbird species that take up winter residence on the Chesapeake Bay.


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October 08, 2015

Cleaner Air, Cleaner Waters: Story Map Illustrates Air Pollution Reductions Over Time

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program unveiled a new story map showing how the Clean Air Act regulations, as well as decades of enforcement actions, have led to a steady decline in air pollution across the Chesapeake region.  In particular,…

October 06, 2015

Record $11.5 Million Will Support Cleaner Water, Improved Habitat in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the recipients of a record $11.5 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach across the Chesapeake Bay…

July 30, 2015

Chesapeake Bay’s Underwater Grass Abundance Rises 27 Percent in 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay rose 27 percent. The 75,835-acre total is 41 percent of the goal set forth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement: to restore 185,000 acres of underwater grasses…

July 23, 2015

Chesapeake Executive Council Releases Plans to Restore and Protect Bay Watershed

This afternoon, the Chesapeake Executive Council announced the release of twenty-five management strategies outlining the Chesapeake Bay Program’s plans for achieving the goals and outcomes of the landmark Chesapeake Bay Watershed…

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In the Headlines

Read the past week's news stories about the Chesapeake Bay from newspapers and journals in the Bay region and beyond.

Wild Divers: Searching for wild-caught, fresh Chesapeake Bay oysters | The Associated Press 11/26/15

D.C. Water sues EPA over new limit on E. coli allowed in Potomac River | The Washington Post 11/27/15

Paddling the peninsula, a journey through time | Delmarva (Md.) Now 11/27/15

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau defends state farmers’ efforts to help clean up Chesapeake Bay | Local News | lancasteronline.com | Lancaster (Pa.) Online 11/29/15

Farmers dispute data over pollution in the Bay | WITF Television (Harrisburg, Pa.)

'Farmer to farmer' program offers better profits, cleaner water | The (Hagerstown, Md.) Herald Mail 11/26/15

Water quality presents complex challenge | Iowa Farmer Today 11/29/15

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