L I T I G A T E Protecting the Future in the Courts
R E S O U R C E S Leaving a Legacy of Sustainability
R E S T O R E Growing Oysters and Planting Trees
ADVOCATED in the courts for
Bay-saving issues as diverse as
land use, development in the
Critical Area, and pollution
from industrial dischargers and
URGED environmental impact
studies on the exploration,
extraction, and transport of natural
gas from Marcellus shale in
the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
FILED a petition for judicial
review of the Virginia state
agricultural feeding operations
permit that omitted language
mandating the exclusion of livestock from streams.
ARGUED along with Friends of
Frederick (Maryland) in the
Frederick County Land Use Case
against rezoning plans that would
allow for development that could
be harmful to the Bay.
PROMP TED Anne Arundel
County Circuit Court to review
a permit covering management
of polluted runoff.
JOINED the Conowingo
Hydroelectric Project relicensing
process as a voice for clean water
in the Chesapeake Bay.
FILED “friend of the court”
briefs to support allies in general
Maryland appellate court cases on
issues like land use, zoning, and
polluted runoff control.
20 Better Business
Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance
Charity Standards. Reached
the GuideStar Exchange Gold
participation level. These awards
demonstrates CBF’s deep
commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
SUS TAINED an active
membership base of 200,000
engaged individuals who provide
financial support, volunteer time,
advocate on behalf of the Bay,
and stay informed about the latest
issues and threats facing the
DEDICATED the Brock
Environmental Center in Virginia
Beach, Virginia. The Brock Center
demonstrates that the know-how
exists today to design and build
a better tomorrow. A building
designed from nature, that gives
back to the surrounding environment the way a tree or marsh
grass gives back to the forest
or the Bay.
SUPPORTED 86 percent of
our expenses for education,
litigation, restoration, and advocacy through memberships
and contributions from individual
corporations and foundations.
RECEIVED funding through
The Moment in Time Campaign to
fund our work to defend and
implement the Chesapeake Clean
29 million juvenile
oysters throughout the Bay— 23. 8
million in Maryland and 5.1 million
in Virginia. To date, CBF’s oyster
program has produced and planted
over 200 million oysters.
2,000 concrete reef
balls loaded with juvenile oysters
have been planted onto sanctuary
oyster reefs that filter pollution
from the water and provide habitat
for other Bay creatures.
feet of fencing in the Shenandoah
Valley to keep livestock out
PLAN TED more than 756 acres
of forested buffers along streams
and creeks in Pennsylvania and
5,675 linear feet
of buffers on Virginia’s Eastern
Shore. These buffers will help
absorb pollution and filter water
flowing into water ways.
WORKED with 429 farmers
and landowners in Pennsylvania,
Maryland, and Virginia to implement hundreds of cost-effective
conservation practices and
that will reduce pollution.
ORGANIZED the 26th annual
Clean the Bay Day. Nearly 6,000
volunteers removed approximately
110,000 pounds of debris
to clean up more than 450 miles
of streams and shorelines.
LAUNCHED the Healthy
Harbor Oyster Partnership. In
collaboration with Waterfront
Partnership of Baltimore, local
businesses, and area schools,
the partnership will increase
awareness and involvement by
growing and planting oysters in
the Patapsco River in Maryland.
COMPLE TED holistic restoration
programs in Richmond and on
Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Programs
integrated polluted runoff restoration activities with educational
courses and outdoor engagement
activities, such as watershed
walks and scoop the poop events.
Both programs are informing
development of future programs.
PHOTOS (TOP TO BOTTOM):
KIMBRA CUTLIP/CBF STAFF,
JENNIFER JOHNS/CBF STAFF,
DEANNA BRUSA/CBF STAFF