Tag: Chesapeake Bay

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Chesapeake Bay Program releases annual Bay Barometer

The Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on environmental health and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed at an event at the Annapolis Maritime Museum this week.

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Study: Maintaining forests vital to health of Chesapeake Bay

Virginia and Pennsylvania have completed an analysis of the economic benefits of meeting the Chesapeake Bay clean-up goals through the retention of forestland. 


Bay celebration to showcase farm conservation efforts

Virginia farmers will be part of a June 10 celebration marking Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.

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Emmett Hanger: Restoring the Shenandoah River and the Chesapeake Bay requires collaboration

Successful restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is predicated on diverse interests working in partnership and at times putting aside differences to pursue common ground.

Chesapeake Bay senators urge funding for Gateways and Watertrails grants

Senators representing Maryland, Virginia and Delaware are calling on appropriators to fully fund the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Program.

Senators oppose Trump cuts to Chesapeake Bay funding

Senators representing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed blasted President Trump’s budget released Thursday.

McAuliffe announces Chesapeake Bay data added to Virginia’s Open Data Portal

Governor McAuliffe announced decades of Chesapeake Bay-related data will be added to the Commonwealth’s Open Data Portal.

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Chesapeake Bay: Barometer of the environment

John Smith’s visit around the Chesapeake Bay highlighted the wealth of forests, wildlife and sea life the new land offered.

Bay Awareness Week puts focus on Chesapeake Bay health

Chesapeake Bay Commission members will launch a series of events next week in celebration of the first annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week.


Supreme Court declines to hear challenge of EPA plan for bay

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “pollution diet” for the Chesapeake Bay, upholding the contested plan for bay cleanup goals for 2025.

Bob Goodlatte: It’s about the law

Listen carefully and you’ll hear the sound of bureaucrats scrambling to finalize a flood of new regulations before the end of the year.

Businesses, members of Congress, 22 states urge Supreme Court review of EPA bay ‘blueprint’

The EPA asserted federal control over the Chesapeake Bay recovery in its 2010 plan that gives the agency the ability to function as a super-zoning authority.

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Albemarle County seeks public comment on Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan

Albemarle County has prepared a draft Action Plan describing how the County has contributed and will continue to contribute towards the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay.

EPA: Chesapeake Bay clean-up progressing in Virginia

A 2014-2015 interim report card on efforts by Virginia farmers to reduce pollutants reaching the Chesapeake Bay found producers are “generally on-track for meeting programmatic milestones” in a multi-year effort.


City of Charlottesville releases draft Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load action plan

The City of Charlottesville has completed the draft Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Action Plan to comply with the Special Condition of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.

Court decision protects Chesapeake Bay water, wildlife

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay.


Virginia helps successfully defend Chesapeake Bay restoration

Today, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the right of Virginia and other Chesapeake Bay states to work together to protect and restore the Bay.

For Virginia Tech scientists, saving the Chesapeake Bay is all in a day’s work

More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s most well-known estuary. This historically significant body of water has also provided livelihoods for fishermen, recreation for locals and visitors that flock to the region, and of course has been a vital water source for residents for hundreds of years.

Homeowners can help protect environment with native plants

Virginia homeowners can help protect the environment and the Chesapeake Bay by planting Virginia-grown plants this spring.

Virginia receives federal grant to advance Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been selected to receive a federal grant to accelerate the implementation of practices related to Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals.

Warner, Kaine applaud $18M in USDA funding for Chesapeake Bay projects

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) applauded U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s announcement that Virginia projects will receive over $18 million for Chesapeake Bay restoration.

Kaine, Warner praise Virginia priorities in House spending bill

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine applauded Saturday night’s Senate passage of the compromise spending legislation for fiscal year 2015.

SELC applauds selection of McAuliffe as Chesapeake Executive Council chair

The Chesapeake Bay Program announced that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has been named chair of its Chesapeake Executive Council.

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Governor McAuliffe selected to head Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council

Governor Terry McAuliffe will assume the chairmanship of the Chesapeake Executive Council beginning January 1, 2015.

Virginia awards $21.5 million in grants for stormwater pollution reduction efforts

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has awarded about $21.5 million in grants under the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund.