E D U C A T E Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders
Look what we’ve achieved together in 2014.
A D V O C A T E Engaging Advocates for Clean Water
CONDUC TED hands-on, on-the-water, environmental education
experiences for 35,000
students teachers, and adults.
Classrooms teacher professional
development courses for 411
teachers from Maryland, Virginia,
Pennsylvania, and the District
of Columbia. Teachers paddled
canoes, tested water quality,
participated in hands-on activities,
and developed lesson plans
for incorporating Bay studies into
PILO TED five Student Leadership
courses with 67 young adults
aged 14 to 17 from Maryland,
Pennsylvania, and Virginia. After
completing these programs, participating students communicated
Blueprint messages to peers
and adults, showing the passion
and potential of well-trained youth.
SUPPOR TED student alumni
of our field education programs.
Helped them develop Bay-related
action projects through online
resources, such as Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram, and the Student
CON TINUED work with nine
Maryland school systems to
ensure that all students receive
environmental education experiences and that teachers have
the tools to fully implement
Maryland’s environmental literacy
literacy partnership with Virginia
Beach City Public Schools.
Began work with Rockingham
County Public Schools in Virginia
on a plan to connect classroom
instruction to outdoor learning at
every grade level.
LED 78 principals and school
administrators in four Principal
Environmental Leadership Courses
to increase school system support
for environmental education and
promote green school programs.
Roughly a year ago, CBF scored a triumphant victory for the Chesapeake
Clean Water Blueprint—the mandatory federal-state program to reduce pollution throughout the six-state, 64,000-square-mile region. A federal judge
confirmed the Bay’s best hope for recovery stands on solid legal footing.
However, the opposition has appealed.
We are encouraged by what we are seeing on the ground and in the water. This
is what we have accomplished this year with your valuable support.
PROMP TED 50,000 people
to sign CBF an online petition
opposing attacks on the Blueprint.
$625 million in Mar yland
to reduce pollution from highways,
agricultural sources, and
aging polluted runoff systems.
DEFEATED 16 legislative bills
in Maryland that attempted to
repeal, exempt, or alter the 2012
polluted runoff law.
RELEASED an investigative
repor t Polluted Runoff: How
Investing in Runoff Pollution
Control Systems Improves the
Chesapeake Bay Region’s Ecology,
Economy, and Health. The
report was critical to our success
in the state legislatures.
SECURED $27 million in
Virginia to reduce pollution from
agriculture and $50 million
to help communities address
York County Planning Commission
in creating a county-wide Chesapeake
Bay pollution-reduction plan
among its 45 municipalities.
ENGAGED strategic audiences,
including anglers, in the defense
of the Blueprint.
Milestone reports in partnership
with the Choose Clean Water
Coalition, holding the Bay states
accountable for meeting their
TH WAR TED proposed legislation
in Virginia against the state’s
polluted runoff management program.
2014 ANNUAL REPORT
u To read the full CBF Annual Report visit cbf.org/annualreport2014.
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JERRY AM ENDE, JEFF ROGGE/CBF STAFF,