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President Trump Still Plans to Eradicate Chesapeake Bay Program Funding Next Year

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Maryland Ranks Low Among States Worth Spending Your Retirement In
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With the release of his full 2018 budget proposal, Donald Trump today made it clear he intends to keep his promise to make massive federal spending cuts next year. And despite plenty of pushback from Congress, the president still plans to do away with the $73 million set aside for the Chesapeake Bay Program, a 34-year-old bipartisan effort to clean up North America’s largest estuary.

GreenLaurel: What’s Driving the Chesapeake Bay’s Improving Health?

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Despite President Trump’s suggestion to eradicate $73 million in federal Chesapeake Bay restoration funding, Congress has kept the money in its proposed budget for next year.

“Save the Bay”: A slogan we’ve seen and heard for decades. And decades is how long it has taken to get the mechanisms, financial support and state, federal and nonprofit leadership in place to revive the 64,000-acre estuary.

The good news is that we are reviving the Chesapeake Bay. The latest University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences (UMCES) Chesapeake Bay Report Card, as well as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s State of the Bay report, both say the Chesapeake Bay is slowly and steadily improving. Here’s why.

Blue Water Baltimore Appoints Board Member Jenn Aiosa to be New Executive Director

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The waterway-restoring nonprofit Blue Water Baltimore has hired one of its board members with decades of environmental advocacy and policy experience in Maryland to be its new permanent director.

Someone’s Been Meddling with Chesapeake Bay Boat Traffic Using a Laser Pointer

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A hooligan’s (or hooligans’) antics in the Chesapeake Bay have caught the attention of the U.S. military.

June ‘Floatilla’ Expanded to Include Rally to Support the Chesapeake Bay Program

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A shot of last year’s Floatilla, via the Healthy Harbor Initiative

A scheduled fundraiser to support Baltimore’s Healthy Harbor Initiative has been broadened to include a land-based rally in support of the Chesapeake Bay Program, which the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate.

Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes Moratorium on Cownose Ray Hunting

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Apparently, Maryland lawmakers don’t like cownose ray hunts much, either.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Second Chance Cruise the Inner Harbor Together

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A little fishy told us this was a first-time oyster sighting!

It’s pretty cool when two groups that both focus on making our planet better come together for fun and education.

Oyster Shells Piling Up in City’s Bay-Friendly Recycling Program

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Oyster Shells

Who says a spent oyster shell is merely trash? For 10 baby oysters, that shell might be a new house. That’s the inspiration behind an ongoing collaboration between the Baltimore City Department of Public Works and the Oyster Recovery Partnership.

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