The Chesapeake Bay Foundation worked with legislators to defeat bills that would have moved back deadlines for mandatory sewage treatment plant improvements. And CBF and its allies defeated a resolution in support of introducing Asian oysters into the Bay.
A CBF-led “Rally for Clean Water” in Richmond drew 300 enthusiastic supporters. And despite tough economic times and budget cuts, the foundation helped to convince the legislature to keep in $20 million for farm runoff pollution control programs in the budget for the year starting July 1. Kudos to Gov. Tim Kaine and lawmakers.