Conservation

Ensuring Environmental Protection for Today and Tomorrow

Pennsylvania state dignitaries help launch the Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership, an endeavor to plant 10 million trees in Pennsylvania by 2025 with the help of local, state, and regional partners, including Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Improving the Susquehanna River Basin:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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.