Our Blog May 2016

  • Photo of the Week: It Wasn't Until . . .

    May 31, 2016

    A young Bald Eagle comes in for a delicate landing on a branch that seems too flimsy to hold him . . . but did! Taken in late February on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, Virginia.

  • Farmer Spotlight: Sassafras Creek Farm

    May 27, 2016

    In honor of Military Appreciation Month, today's story features military couple David and Jennifer Paulk who went from serving our country to now serving our community.

  • Teachers on the Bay

    May 26, 2016

    Last summer, I participated in CBF's Chesapeake Classrooms course, Teachers on the Bay, thanks to a scholarship from the Garden Club of the Northern Neck.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    May 20, 2016

    A student graduating with a GPA in the "C" range wouldn't be among the most accomplished of his or her peers, but for the Bay, a "C" grade is a sign of progress.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Summertime Fishing

    May 18, 2016

    We were fishing a 12-14-foot-deep restoration oyster reef near the U.S. Naval Academy. This particular reef, an underwater point jutting out into the channel, is an example of where oysters thrive.

  • Trees, Pollution, and an Arbor Day Planting

    May 17, 2016

  • Photo of the Week: The Bay as My Home Port

    May 16, 2016

    Two images from a sailing trip to Tilghman Island last summer. One is right at Knapps Narrows and the other is from the inn just north of the narrows . . . they show just a taste of the beauty that the Bay has to offer.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    May 13, 2016

    This week, the International Living Future Institute designated our Brock Center a "Living Building."

  • Farm Bureau Can Choose to Be a Sore Loser or Part of the Solution

    May 12, 2016

    The long and expensive fight by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the Fertilizer Institute and their allies to derail the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is finally over.

  • Benefits of Soil Health Extend beyond Farm

    May 11, 2016

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Opportunistic Eagles

    May 10, 2016

    On a recent spring morning, I was fortunate to be in my skiff on Cat Point Creek, a tidal tributary of the Rappahannock River in Richmond County, Virginia.

  • Photo of the Week: Nothing More Relaxing

    May 9, 2016

    I took this early one November day at Conowingo Dam. The bird in the tree is an adult bald eagle.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    May 6, 2016

    Amidst a deluge of rainy days like we are currently experiencing, local flooding often ensues.

  • Runners, Take Your Mark!

    May 5, 2016

    This November, 25,000 people from across the country will participate in an historic event—the third annual Across the Bay 10K Chesapeake Bay Bridge Run!

  • A Park Manager Looks Back on 27 Clean the Bay Days

    May 4, 2016

    In the spring of 1989, 16-year-old Cameron Swain went on an outing with her family in Hampton Roads to pick up trash on a beach. As a teenager, she didn't realize that the small informal cleanup would become the first everClean the Bay Day, now going stronger than ever as it enters its 28th year.

  • Photo of the Week: This Is What It's All About

    May 2, 2016

    [I took this] on Smith Island on Wednesday, April 20. Myself and another William H. Farquhar Middle School teacher took a group of our students on one of CBF's overnight education experiences.

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