The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its members, more than 200,000 strong, are the strongest and most effective voice that exists for protecting and restoring the Bay and its rivers and stream.
We work at local, state, and federal levels for effective laws and regulations that will reduce pollution, restore vital natural systems like oyster reefs, forests, and wetlands, and encourage smart growth in our communities.
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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: 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.
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.