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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, our work, and conservation issues of the moment. Read on!

  • Atlantic Menhaden Need More Protection

    September 20, 2017

    We are all bound together in a mind-bogglingly complex web of life, in which what happens to one species affects multiple others. Yet up to now, we have governed many of our natural resources in a vacuum called single-species management.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Menhaden’s Moment

    September 15, 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."

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Clean Water Consensus

    September 8, 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.

  • Inadequate Funding for Clean Water Threatens the Livelihoods of Workers and Families

    September 5, 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.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chain of Events

    September 1, 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.

  • A Bay Saver's Brew: Turning Rainwater into Beer

    August 16, 2017

    Virginia's Beach's Pleasure House Brewing and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have teamed up to brew a one-of-a-kind beer using rainwater collected at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center.

  • Photo of the Week: After Storm Beauty on the Rhode

    August 15, 2017

    The brilliant sky after a storm passed through the Ivy Neck Farm area on Maryland's Rhode River.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Silver Bullet Illusion

    August 11, 2017

    We’ve said it before, but complex problems require complex solutions.

  • Outdoor Learning Is Important for next Generation of Leaders

    August 10, 2017

    For children growing up today with much more technology than I had, it’s hard to overstate the importance of learning outside

  • Stewarding the Land

    August 8, 2017

    Visitors on hay wagons rode through rolling hills of corn, cover crops, and contour strips under a blazing sun in Juniata County, to get a close look and learn about conservation efforts through farmers’ eyes.

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