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Chesapeake News and Dos

Filling you in on the top stories of the week and letting you know how to make a difference!

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This week in the Watershed: pollution diets, crab concerns, and Lee’s lingering effects

  • Watermen in Maryland are concerned about Tropical Storm Lee’s affect on the remainder of this year’s crabbing season. (Easton Star-Democrat – MD)
  • Even in Pennsylvania, the talk is still about the rains and what they are doing to the Chesapeake. (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader – PA)
  • The Shenandoah Valley will experiment with new ways of creating energy from unlikely sources.  (Staunton News-Leader – VA)
  • CBF and the Citizens for Stumpy Lake got their day in court in Virginia Beach to fight a permit allowing hundreds of forested wetlands to be filled. (Virginian-Pilot – VA)
  • A new report by the Economic Policy Institutes states that new EPA rules and regulations will not kill jobs, but rather save lives. (EPI report – D.C.)
  • Sewage spills in Baltimore expose the aging infrastructure used for wastewater transport and treatment, and the need for more upgrades. (Catonsville – MD)
  • The Salisbury City Council is working hard to put the Wicomico River on a “pollution diet” to clean its waters. (Daily Times – MD)

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay

September 24

  • If you live in a “critical area” in Maryland and you have questions about what you can and cannot do there, come to a talk at St. Mary’s College and learn from the experts. For more information contact: Jackie Takacs at or 240/393-6508
  • Help clean up Bread and Cheese Creek in Dundalk, MD. Volunteers are needed to help pull out trash from this Bay tributary.
  • In northern Virginia, there will be a workshop on how to build rain gardens that help mitigate stormwater. Come find out how you can help Save the Bay with these projects!   

September 25

  • Join CBF in Richmond at the Lamplighter Café for a street sweep! Help clean up trash in the area and enjoy a free cup of coffee while doing so! Contact Jess Barton at or 804/780-1392

September 26

  • Help CBF build reef balls for oyster restoration in Gloucester, VA. Involves lifting, carrying, bending, and hammering. 
  • Let the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council know your thoughts on the Bay’s menhaden fishery and its precarious future. Come to Lewes, DE for a public meeting to voice your thoughts. For more information, read this article by John A. Hughes, the former secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.   

September 27

  • Come out for a CBF Clean Water Breakfast in Smithfield, VA to learn more about the Bay’s “pollution diet,” and what you can do to help. 

October 1


Adam Wickline


If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know by contacting CBF’s Community Building Manager, Adam Wickline: Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake? Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities. 



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