Natural Resources Conservation & Protection,
Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management,
Wildlife Preservation & Protection
Mission: Since 1967, CBF has been the voice of those who care about restoring the United States' largest estuary. Our motto “Save the Bay” has defined that mission to the more than 17 million people who live in the six-state Chesapeake Bay Watershed. CBF is the largest and only independent, Bay-wide organization that exists solely to restore and protect the vitality of the Bay.
Target demographics: Residents of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York who live within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Geographic areas served: Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York
Programs: Education cbf provided over 30,000 students and teachers with field-based, hands-on education programs at 14 centers in va, md, pa, and dc; trained almost 400 teachers through 27 professional development immersion courses; engaged 49 principals in environmental leadership courses; and taught leadership skills to a select group of 80 students who were interested in taking action on behalf of the bay. See schedule o for continuation (page 54)
environmental protection and restoration (epr) cbf's top program priorities in fy2014 were supporting and implementing the 2010 federal/state/local plan to reduce water pollution in the chesapeake bay and its tributaries by 2025, and defeating efforts to weaken or stop the plan. Cbf restoration programs planted 18 million oyster spat on restoration reefs and 930 acres of stream-side trees. See schedule o for continuation (page 54)
communicationscbf explained the 2010 federal/state plan and defended it from opposition attacks in the press, in digital media, and through the development and distribution of reports and other collateral materials. See schedule o for continuation (page 55)
I am a licensed captain. I have a small sailing business that operates primarily on the Chesapeake Bay. The condition and quality of the Chesapeake Bay is immeasurably important to attracting clients and to my own personal recreation. The news of adding 1500 housing units to Kent Island is extremely alarming and I want to help fight that looming problem.
I recall with some sadness how John Smith and his contemporaries reported the clarity of the water and seeing the biomass of crabs moving across the bottom of the bay and its tributaries. These days, we are lucky to see a foot or below our waterlines. We may never get to THAT level of clarity again but we MUST do better than we are right now.
I am happy to help in this small way.
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