Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://publicradiodelmarva.net en New Maryland Emergency Fertilizer Rules Could Be Phased In http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net New Maryland Emergency Fertilizer Rules Could Be Phased In CBF Files to Intervene in Conowingo Dam Relicensing http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net CBF Files to Intervene in Conowingo Dam Relicensing Marylanders Divided Over Farm Pollution Reprieve http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net Marylanders Divided Over Farm Pollution Reprieve Federal Grant to Help Va. Farmers Save the Bay http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net Federal Grant to Help Va. Farmers Save the Bay Rezoning of Farmland Overturned in Queen Anne's County http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net Rezoning of Farmland Overturned in Queen Anne's County House Drought Relief Measure Slammed by CBF http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net House Drought Relief Measure Slammed by CBF Making Progress in Chesapeake Bay Restoration http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net Senate Approved Farm Bill Keeps Bay Conservation Programs http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net Environmental Group Says Not Enough Being Spent by Maryland to Clean Up Bay http://publicradiodelmarva.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://publicradiodelmarva.net