Sustainability Corner: CBF to provide legislative update

By Mickey Thaxton
Associate Executive Director

In September 2017 Riderwood’s Sustainability Committee entered into a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) to support the Foundation in its efforts to achieve a healthier Bay and educate Riderwood residents about sustainability initiatives at the local, regional, and global levels.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), established in 1967, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop “effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. [Their] motto, ‘Save the Bay,’ is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake’s six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.”

Continuing Riderwood’s partnership with the CBF, Foundation representatives will visit our community on Thursday, February 1. At 2:00 p.m. in Maryland Hall, they will present an update on the issues to be discussed during the 2018 Maryland legislative session that affect the Bay, its rivers, and streams. CBF’s principal focus this year is forest retention and strengthening the processes that contribute to retaining and increasing forestland.

To learn more about how you can become involved in furthering the Sustainability Committee’s efforts to make Riderwood a more “green” community, talk to a member of the Committee, follow the Sustainability Corner in the Riderwood Reporter, or attend the CBF presentation this month.

We hope to see you on February 1!

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