Improving the Susquehanna River Basin:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest nonprofit conservation organization working to save, restore, and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers. For four decades, it has served as a watchdog and advocated on behalf of the bay to businesses, government, and the public across the six-state Chesapeake watershed. Because of CBF’s successful educational and restoration activities in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River watershed, the Foundation has supported its endeavors for nearly 30 years.
A three-year Foundation grant of $1 million will support CBF’s continued watershed restoration efforts in 14 Pennsylvania counties in the Susquehanna River basin, including counties in focal areas identified by the Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. This grant will create 100 conservation/erosion control plans and two watershed implementation plans; restore 225 acres of riparian area; and implement best land management practices on 3,000 acres of farmland—decreasing excess nitrogen flows by 70,000 pounds, phosphorus loading by 1,000 pounds, and sediment runoff by more than 2.5 million pounds.