Chesapeake Bay still in poor health, blue crabs suffering, new State of the Bay report concludes

BY: - January 6, 2023

'While we’ve made significant progress, far too much pollution still reaches our waterways and climate change is making matters worse,' Chesapeake Bay Foundation President, Hilary Harp Falk, said.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA: Pa. plan to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution ‘doesn’t meet the partnership targets’

BY: - November 22, 2022

In a statement issued on Monday, the EPA said that Pennsylvania was still falling short of its target goals despite increased funding for pollution-reduction projects in the most recent state budget. 

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

Chesapeake Bay leaders resolute even as cleanup targets become more elusive

BY: - October 12, 2022

Pennsylvania, which has lagged on its cleanup efforts, netted praise for new programs aimed at reversing that reputation.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

States, including Pa., off pace to meet Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 6, 2022

Pa. will fall short, but has 'momentum,' according to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 

Report: Chesapeake Bay’s health making gains; Pa. still needs to meet its clean-up commitments

BY: - June 8, 2022

The Chesapeake Bay’s health has slightly improved but still falls short of meeting government commitments, especially in Pennsylvania.

A heron is perched on a piling at sunrise on the Chesapeake Bay in Chesapeake Beach.

EPA pans Pa.’s latest Chesapeake Bay clean-up plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 20, 2022

Despite the criticism, state officials say they remain committed to holding up their end of the bargain.


Lawmakers ask Biden for new Chesapeake Bay funds in 2023 budget proposal | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 24, 2022

The lawmakers argue that creating a new CRFI would help Bay States - those within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed - continue pollution reduction efforts in the agriculture and forestry industries in the hopes of meeting their "critical" 2025 deadline. 


Clean water bills will benefit hunters, anglers and others who love the outdoors | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2021

'Once in a generation' is often political hyperbole -- but these Pa. House and Senate bills offer just such an opportunity.

‘We stand at a crossroads’: Chesapeake Bay Foundation names its new president

BY: - November 1, 2021

Hilary Harp Falk, most recently of the National Wildlife Federation, succeeds William C. Baker, who will step down at year's end

With fate of the Chesapeake Bay on the line, Pa. needs to up its game, advocates say

BY: - January 5, 2021

"If Pennsylvania does not meet its obligations ... the Chesapeake Bay will never be saved," William C. Baker, the president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation said.


Salt for snow and ice: Effects on waterways not very nice | Opinion

BY: - December 23, 2020

By Harry Campbell Just like too much salt in your diet can be bad for your health, too much salt on our roads and sidewalks can be bad for the health of our rivers and streams. Pennsylvania is among northern states in what is referred to as the Salt Belt, named for their use of […]


‘Get real’ when considering a Christmas tree | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2020

Real Christmas trees are recyclable and renewable resources that clean our water and our air and provide important habitat for wildlife. Buying a real Christmas tree every year also supports local growers and that is good for the local economy.