CBF Leader: New Federal Funding Can Ignite Bay’s Future

In a recent op-ed, Hilary Falk, President and CEO of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, called on government leaders to use federal funding to support the bay. 

In a recent piece in the Baltimore Sun, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) President and CEO Hilary Falk called on government leaders to use federal funding to help clean up the bay. In her op-ed, Ms. Falk points to directing funds at the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint as the answer to the bay’s systemic environmental issues. In addition, the CBF leader praised members of Congress from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia; all of whom pushed for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which set aside $40 million in grants for local environmental projects.

In her piece, Ms. Falk cited several examples of how these funds are being directed to on the ground community leaders who are taking action to help better their community and, in turn, the bay. She cited the success of these projects as a model to continue bay restoration while also empowering communities. It is no secret that a clean bay is in the best interests of all of us. Continued cooperation and coordination amongst all levels of government, the private sector, and nonprofits are the best way to restore and maintain a healthy bay.  

Read the full op-ed.