Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Mixed Results for Eastern Shore County Bay Cleanup Efforts http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/mixed-results-eastern-shore-county-bay-cleanup-efforts <p>The Chesapeake Bay Foundation says three Eastern Shore counties have failed to file plans with the Maryland Department of the Environment to clean up the bay over the next two years.</p><p>Those were Caroline, Dorchester and Worcester Counties.</p><p>In addition, CBF and the Choose Clean Water Coalition noted that Dorchester had not submitted a milestone progress report.</p><p>Meanwhile, the environmental groups said that Wicomico County has secured $700-thousand in county and outside grants…to begin designing and installing clean-up measures.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:27:28 +0000 Don Rush 56109 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Mixed Results for Eastern Shore County Bay Cleanup Efforts CBF: Chesapeake Bay Improving Pollution Reduction http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cbf-chesapeake-bay-improving-pollution-reduction <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A study finds states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed have made strides in reducing pollution in the nation's largest estuary. But it found many jurisdictions in the six-state watershed are falling short in curtailing pollution from farming as well as urban and suburban runoff.</p><p>The study is being released Wednesday by two environmental watchdog groups, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Choose Clean Water Coalition.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:05:30 +0000 Don Rush 55808 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net CBF: Chesapeake Bay Improving Pollution Reduction New Maryland Emergency Fertilizer Rules Could Be Phased In http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-maryland-emergency-fertilizer-rules-could-be-phased <p>Maryland Department of Agriculture pulls emergency fertilizer regulations. However, there are expectations that the new rule will be phased in overtime.&nbsp; Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush reports:</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:16:46 +0000 Don Rush 40172 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Maryland Emergency Fertilizer Rules Could Be Phased In CBF Files to Intervene in Conowingo Dam Relicensing http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/cbf-files-intervene-conowingo-dam-relicensing <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has filed to intervene in the relicensing of the hydropower facility at the Conowingo Dam.</p><p>The foundation said Tuesday that it will urge a solution to the effects the dam has on water quality and habitat.</p><p>The Conowingo Project on the Susquehanna River is owned by Exelon Corp. The license for the project expires in September 2014.</p><p>The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licenses the dam.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:43:23 +0000 Don Rush 39779 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net CBF Files to Intervene in Conowingo Dam Relicensing Marylanders Divided Over Farm Pollution Reprieve http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/marylanders-divided-over-farm-pollution-reprieve <p>If they agree to mitigate water pollution Maryland farmers will get a 10-year reprieve from the state in implementing new water quality regulations.</p><p>The choice is the result of legislation under the Maryland Agricultural Certainty Program approved during the last session.</p><p>But farmers do have questions about how the new law may work.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 13:06:23 +0000 Don Rush 35372 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Marylanders Divided Over Farm Pollution Reprieve Federal Grant to Help Va. Farmers Save the Bay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/federal-grant-help-va-farmers-save-bay <P>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been awarded a $198,740 grant to work with farmers in Virginia.</P> <P>The funding announced Tuesday from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will help the Chesapeake Bay Foundation train more Virginia farmers on sustainable grazing management and other environmental-friendly practices. The objective of the partnership is to reduce the flow of pollutants and sediments into the Chesapeake Bay.</P> <P>The bay is amid a massive restoration effort directed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:37:59 +0000 Don Rush 19939 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Federal Grant to Help Va. Farmers Save the Bay Rezoning of Farmland Overturned in Queen Anne's County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/rezoning-farmland-overturned-queen-annes-county <p>The Chesapeake Bay Foundation hailed a decision by the Queen Anne&rsquo;s County Circuit Court that overturned a decision to rezone nearly 600 acres of agricultural lands for commercial and residential development.&nbsp;</p><p>By a 3-to-2 vote in November of last year the County Commissioners approved the rezoning, despite objections by two of the commissioners that this would have an adverse impact on neighboring residents.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:39:49 +0000 Don Rush 18862 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Rezoning of Farmland Overturned in Queen Anne's County House Drought Relief Measure Slammed by CBF http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/house-drought-relief-measure-slammed-cbf <p>The House of Representatives has approved a drought relief measure that environmentalists say will take money away from restoration efforts for the Chesapeake Bay. Delmarva Public Radio&#39;s Don Rush interviewed John Siglin, lobbyist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:16:16 +0000 Don Rush 18334 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net House Drought Relief Measure Slammed by CBF Making Progress in Chesapeake Bay Restoration http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/making-progress-chesapeake-bay-restoration <p>The restoration of the Chesapeake Bay is on schedule.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the conclusion of federal and state officials as well as environmentalists during a meeting in Virginia of representatives from the Bay States and District of Columbia as well as the Environmental Protection Agency.</p><p>The assessment is based on a two-year review of the goals in &ldquo;a pollution diet&rdquo; for the bay aimed at cutting the flow of farm and urban runoff and water polluted by sewage and storm overflows from entering the bay.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:59:34 +0000 Don Rush 16476 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Senate Approved Farm Bill Keeps Bay Conservation Programs http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/senate-approved-farm-bill-keeps-bay-conservation-programs <p><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">BALTIMORE (AP) &mdash; Maryland senators say a farm bill passed by the Senate retains important bay conservation programs.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:53:44 +0000 Don Rush 15430 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Environmental Group Says Not Enough Being Spent by Maryland to Clean Up Bay http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/environmental-group-says-not-enough-being-spent-maryland-clean-bay <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;An environmental group says there is not enough money being spent to fund Maryland&rsquo;s bay restoration plan.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Chesapeake Bay Foundation&rsquo;s Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost said that while the state is halfway to its bay restoration goals lawmakers must come up with more money and make policy changes.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:07:23 +0000 Don Rush 9521 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net