Environmental Awareness Statement
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation saved the following
resources in the production of this publication:
10,484 gallons Wastewater
17 million BTUs Total Energy
1,160 pounds Solid Waste
2,284 pounds Greenhouse Gases
Save the Bay is published three times a year and provided
free of charge to CBF members by the Chesapeake Bay
Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403.
Spring 2015 | Volume 41 • Number 1
Loren Anne Barnett, Editor/Director of Creative Services
Jen Wallace, Managing Editor
Alexandra Weil, Graphic Designer
© Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2015
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Environmental impact estimates were made using the
Environmental Defense Paper Calculator.
Sometimes, you have to choose between tightening your
belt or losing your pants. In the Chesapeake Bay watershed, this is that time.
Five years have passed since the states wrote their own
plans to meet the pollution-reduction goals set forth by EPA
as part of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint. We saw
early progress in reductions from wastewater treatment.
Reducing pollution from agriculture—the biggest source
of pollution to our waterways—has been problematic.
Opposition from the Farm Bureau and other agricultural
interests and a lack of funding has slowed progress.
As we approach the 2017 mid-Blueprint milestone, it
appears that Maryland and Virginia are on track.
Pennsylvania, the state with the biggest belt, is woefully
behind. (page 5)
It will take all of us tightening up to achieve clean water.
Loren Anne Barnett
The inks used for this publication are based on linseed oil, a renewable
vegetable oil derived from flax and known for low toxicity.
Alan R. Griffith
Jane P. Batten
William C. Baker
Fay R. Nance
Mary Tod Winchester
W. Russell G. Byers, Jr.
D. Keith Campbell
Michael J. Chiaramonte
Thomas M. Davis III
Richard L. Franyo
Ann Fritz Hackett
Michael J. Hanley
Robert A. Kinsley
Burks B. Lapham
Katie Z. Leavy
Harry T. Lester
Byron F. Marchant
H. Turney McKnight
Charles W. Moorman
Arnold I. Richman
Truman T. Semans
Anne B. Shumadine
J. Sedwick Sollers III
Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton
Anthony A. Williams
Susan P. Wilmerding
Peter L. Woicke
Alan L. Wurtzel
Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D.
Louisa C. Duemling
With thoughtful planning, you can sustain CBF’s
C.A. Porter Hopkins
T. Gaylon Layfield III
M. Lee Marston
Wayne A. Mills
Marie W. Ridder
James E. Rogers
Russell C. Scott
Thomas H. Stoner
Aileen Bowdoin Train
future efforts and eternalize the values that have
guided your life.
The right planned gift to CBF can
provide you and your loved ones
with tax and income benefits while
furthering our mission to restore,
preserve, and protect the Bay and
its rivers and streams.
or contact Lauren Winther-Hansen