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Underwater photograph of a hellbender salamander.

A hellbender salamander.

Photo: Mike Pinder.

Senate Vote, Determined Students Push a Slippery Salamander Closer to Becoming PA's State Amphibian

(HARRISBURG, PA)—A group of high school students concerned about clean water and a slippery critter, along with a vote this week in the state Senate, have put North America's largest salamander one step closer to becoming Pennsylvania's official state amphibian.

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CBF's Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

Photo: Prakash Patel

On Third Anniversary, CBF's Brock Environmental Center Inspires

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—As the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center marks its third year, the building continues to surpass expectations for sustainability and has become an environmental hub for the community.

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DC on the Half Shell header with 2018 logo

DC on the Half Shell 2018

Photo: Daniel Swartz

DC on the Half Shell

6:30 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 26, 2018 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.


DC on the Half Shell

6:30 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • Washington, District of Columbia
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Latest from the Blog

Menhaden advocates came out in force to the ASMFC meeting in Baltimore, November 13, 2017.

Photo: Drew Robinson/CBF Staff

This Week in the Watershed: Bunker Battle Continues

The message was loud, clear, and nearly unanimous. More than 127,000 individuals submitted comments to the...

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Latest Podcast

Photo: Man standing in front of sewage treatment plant.

DC Water General Manager and innovative environmentalist George Hawkins.

Photo: DC Water

A Badge of Courage

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker sits down with DC Water General Manager and innovative...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Palace Bar Reef

This was taken at Palace Bar Reef, a sanctuary oyster reef where CBF planted 300 reef balls between 2010 and 2012. It’s now become a favorite fishing spot on Virginia’s Piankatank River.

Capt. Chris Newsome, Bay Fly Fishing

Photo of the Week Archive   |   Save the Bay Blog

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