The amount of water just one adult Chesapeake Bay oyster
can filter and clean in a day. (Source: Chesapeake Bay Program)
CBF, working with Baltimore-Washington
Electric Vehicle Initiative, has been awarded
two electric vehicle charging stations for its
headquarters building, the Philip Merrill
Environmental Center. This award was
made possible by a grant from the Maryland
Energy Administration’s Clean Cities
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program, with
funds from the U.S. Department of Energy and
the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
The units were providede by SemiConnect
Inc. of Annapolis.
CBF decided to take advantage of the offer
to provide these electric charging stations
to encourage staff and the public to consider
purchasing electric vehicles, which emit
JEN WALLACE/CBF STAFF
CBF has two electric vehicle charging stations
at its headquarters (as seen above).
In June, CBF awarded its Lifetime
Achievement Award to Robert Koroncai
and Rich Batiuk, a retired manager and a
senior scientist, respectively, with EPA
for their leadership in the development
of the historic Bay pollution diet,
officially called the Total Maximum Daily
CBF periodically gives the Lifetime Awards
when circumstances arise that call for recognizing a history of achievement that will
long impact the restoration of the
Chesapeake and its rivers and streams.
Former Vice President of EPR, Roy Hoagland,
presents the lifetime acheivement award to
Robert Koroncai and Rich Batiuk.
The pollution diet is precedent-setting—the
most promising development in the history
of Bay restoration efforts since the Clean
Water Act in the early 1970s. EPA established a science-based limit on how much
pollution the Bay and its tributaries can handle, and then worked with states and local
governments to develop plans to meet the
diet by 2025.
uFor more on the Bay pollution diet, see page 10.
This summer’s CBF interns come from as far away as
Tulane University and as close to home as the
University of Maryland and Virginia Tech. In June, CBF
interns competed in the “SPAT Olympics”—a day filed
with team building and restoration activities—at
Maryland’s Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side
with other intern groups from the University of
Maryland and Chesapeake Conservation Corp.
Comunications’ interns, Maggie Rees and Johnny
Haworth (pictured left), won gold! Other 2011 CBF
interns include: Liz Saccoccio, Nick Grasso, Lorelai
Mackenzie, Kyle Monaghan, Noah Nichols, Amanda
Laddie, Krista Sweet, Sarah Rogers, Ben Cady, Wes
Rosenfeld, Michael Hoy, John Jack Moore, Megan
Jessee, Jeremy Hanson, Nick Surace (also a gold medal
winner), Chris Whitney, and Emma Tisdale.