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Dedicated to a Cleaner Bay Since 1970

blueheron The Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association (CEPA) works to restore the Chesapeake Bay by affecting environmental policy and action.

CEPA provides education on Bay issues and encourages public activism and involvement in both legislation and enforcement.

Our goal is sustainable growth in the region — a future where our precious natural resources are in balance with their use.


Areas of Concern

The limits of the Chesapeake Bay's resources have already been breached by the impact of human activities that affect the watersheds. Unrestricted commercial and residential growth, fueled by permissive zoning, leads to more infrastructure for water supply, sewerage treatment, landfills, roads, county maintenance facilities, schools, and so on. All of these activities impact the Chesapeake Bay.

Citizen activists, like CEPA members, have an urgent role to play in restoring the Bay to health. Specific issues that CEPA's members are focusing on include:

  • Over nutrification from agri-business (fertilizer, manure, animal byproducts, etc.)
  • Point source pollution and nutrification from sewage treatment plants and industrial and municipal facilities
  • Silt and biological and chemical pollution from runoff
  • Marine life sustainability issues including disease, invasive/alien species, and over harvesting
  • Ground water resources (purity, depletion, and recharge)
  • Shoreline erosion

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If you would like to support CEPA’s efforts in restoring the Bay, please join CEPA. Your donation will help us continue and expand our efforts to educate the public and affect environmental policy. Members receive our newsletters and can vote for CEPA’s Trustees. (The Trustees elect our officers.) Our fourteen Trustees are often chosen from CEPA members. Trustees meet each month.

 

In Memoriam: Lee Greenbaum

Lee Greenbaum

CEPA is saddened to learn of the passing of a long time CEPA Trustee, Leon Jack Greenbaum, Jr., on November 5th. He was very active in the community for many years. He joined CEPA in 1999, and served in various capacities including as President from 2005 to 2007.

Lee was born in Baltimore in 1923. He got his BS from Loyola College in 1947 (Physics and Biology), and, in 1962, he earned a PhD in physiology from the University of Maryland's School of Medicine.

He had an unusual 30-year career with the Navy, serving during WWII (with a Patrol Bombing Squadron in the Pacific Theater) and during the Korean War as a Naval aviator. In 1963, he qualified as a Naval diver, and worked in the Deep Submergence Program and submarine rescue at the USN Experimental Diving Unit, and as Chief of Diving Research. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1973.

He entered the U.S. Public Health Service and worked at the National Institutes of Health, where he was responsible for scientific review of grants in the areas of stroke, head and spinal cord injury, MS, and Parkinson's Disease. He is the author of about 30 scientific publications, co-authored two texts on diving and submarine medicine, and was editor of three texts on diving and undersea warfare. He became the Executive Director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in 1986.

He lived with his wife Betty on Whitemarsh Creek off the Rhode River. He organized the Carr's Wharf Community Association and served as its first president. He was appointed to the Small Area Planning Committee for Edgewater/Mayo.

He has been an avid sailor for many years. He organized and was Commodore of the Chesapeake Tartan 30 Association. He organized the Annapolis Naval Sailing Association and served as its first Commodore. He was Cruising One Design Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.

Lee says his love of the Bay began when he was a camper at Camp Wright, a church camp on Kent Island, and saw the Bay when there was minimal pollution (1930s). As a sailor, he has travelled the Bay from one end to the other, and cruised almost all of its rivers and many of its creeks.

Board of Trustees

 

President
Albert Tucker
Vice-President
Sally Hornor
Secretary
Lloyd Lewis
Treasurer
Jeff Short

 

Trustees

Gary Antonides
Jerry Hill
Anson Hines
Sally Hornor
Scott Knoche
Lloyd Lewis
Mike Lofton
Jeff Short
Al Tucker
Joan Turek
Bill Vosburgh


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