25 Oct 2017
In September of 1983, the results of a seven-year EPA study of the Chesapeake Bay landed on our respective desks — one of us was the new administrator of EPA, recently appointed by President Ronald Reagan, and the other was the new president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
Topics: Air Pollution, Algal Blooms, Bay Grasses, Blue Crabs, Chemical Contamination, Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Climate Change, Conservation, Dead Zones, Eastern Oysters, Fisheries, Habitat Degradation, Sea Level Rise, Sustainability, Upwind Ozone Pollution, Water Quality, What We Have to Lose
17 Oct 2017
Emma Stone, a Pennsylvania high school student, shares a journal of her experiences this summer on CBF's "50 Forward" program—a six-day summer course with that celebrated CBF's first half-century of commitment to saving the Bay and local rivers and streams, and inspired the next generation to continue those efforts.
13 Oct 2017
At first glance, emissions from a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, Indiana, or Tennessee would seem completely unrelated to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
29 Sep 2017
It goes without saying, but the Bay looked awfully different when Captain John Smith first navigated its waters in 1608. The journals of Smith reveal a Bay bursting with life.
Topics: Advocate, Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Community, Conservation, Eastern Oysters, Events, Fisheries, Fishing, Food and Drink, Fun, Habitat Degradation, Sustainability, Water Quality, What We Have to Lose
22 Sep 2017
Archaeologists can learn a lot about a civilization by looking in one place–the trash pit.
Topics: Advocate, Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Community, Conservation, Eastern Oysters, Events, Fishing, Food and Drink, Fun, Habitat Degradation, Sustainability, Water Quality, What We Have to Lose
15 Sep 2017
As we’ve written before, menhaden might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but there’s a reason they’re often called "the most important fish in the sea."
08 Sep 2017
It’s no secret we’re living in an era of division. On what feels like every issue, consensus is avoided like the plague. But despite this current political climate, we can all agree that clean water crosses party lines.
05 Sep 2017
As Pennsylvania considers yet another budget that does not adequately fund efforts to clean up its rivers and streams, the federal House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that would cut support for the Chesapeake Bay Program from $73 million to $60 million.
01 Sep 2017
Here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we're often asked, "What can I do to help save the Bay?" While there isn't just one answer to that question, one of my favorite idioms is relevant—90 percent of life is showing up.