If you’re going to donate, you hope
that the organization you support will
make a difference,
and CBF has shown
that its work is
moving the bar.
The results are
tangible: the oysters,
the crabs, the
When I was a child,
I remember riding
my bike down to the
Wilson Bridge, where
National Harbor is
now. The Potomac
River always had this rainbow sheen
of oil on top. I would sometimes
see a blanket of algae on the river,
massive blooms that killed everything
underneath. It’s hard to think of a lot
of things that are better off than in the
“good old days,” but the condition of
the Bay and our rivers is clearly better.
I’m a businessman, so I see the
need to balance the needs of
the community and the needs
of the environment, but I’m very
optimistic that we’re entering a more
enlightened time in which these
interests can coexist.
The Chesapeake Bay is a remarkable
resource, and we must protect it. If you
live in this watershed, you’ve got to be
on the side of the Bay.
CBF Trustee and Donor
PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL CHIARAMONTE
Goodman & Company employees
spend Earth Day helping CBF clean up
waterways in Richmond, Virginia.
PHOTO BY CHUCK EPES/CBF STAFF