ARGUED successfully before the Anne Arundel County Board
of Appeals for CBF’s standing and interests in an appeal of a
subdivision proposed in the critical area in Churchton, Maryland.
RECEIVED the 2017 President’s Award from The National
Association of Environmental Professionals for our work
in defending the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
APPEALED a decision from the Queen Anne’s County Circuit
Court in Maryland approving a Tidal Wetlands License issued
by the Board of Public Works to build a community on 556
acres of land on Kent Island.
FILED a motion for summary judgment, as an intervenor
defendant, on behalf of the Maryland Department of Natural
Resources, to ensure enforcement and interpretation
of the Forest Conservation Easement in Anne Arundel
INTERVENED in a lawsuit filed in the United States District
Court for the Western District of Virginia by Norfolk Southern
Railway Company against the City of Roanoke challenging
an important program by Virginia to fund stormwater
management and reduce pollutants to the Chesapeake Bay.
PE TITIONED the D.C. Court of Appeals to review the
Federal Stormwater Construction General Permit issued by
EPA to address erosion and sediment control from runoff on
INVESTED in mission-critical technology. CBF’s
organization-wide software replacement project put us in
a position to better understand you, our supporters; what
you care about; how you like to communicate; and how
you want to help us save the Bay. It has and will increase
our communications, office efficiencies, advocacy, digital
engagement, and donor actions.
GREW CBF’s active and engaged members to over 240,000.
CONTINUED special events with Bay-saving missions,
including Bands in the Sand at CBF’s Philip Merrill
Environmental Center, DC on the Half Shell in our nation’s
capital, Save the Bay Family Day at CBF’s Brock Environmental
Center, and Burgers and Brews for the Bay at CBF’s Clagett Farm.
BUILT a new CBF website for broad-based education and
interaction with members and the public.
PERSONALIZED the membership experience by
gathering and telling the stories of the Chesapeake and our
programs through digital media, including text, photos, videos,
ENGAGED new constituencies, especially Latinos
Hampton, Virginia, community members help plant rain
gardens, which will help trap and filter polluted runoff.
KENN Y FLE TCHER/CBF S TAFF
Hundreds of neighbors of the Brock Environmental Center in
Virginia Beach came out for Save the Bay Family Day—a celebration of
CBF’s 50th anniversary. KEVIN O’HARA