Our Blog 2016

  • Top 5 Facebook Posts of 2016

    December 28, 2016

    From shark sightings (yes, really!) to Supreme Court wins to increasing blue crab numbers, 2016 has been quite the year for the Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • This Week in the Watershed: 2016 in Review

    December 23, 2016

    It's hard to believe, but 2016 is coming to a close. Time flies when you're saving the Bay, and thanks to the incredible support of our members, CBF accomplished an awful lot.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Forster's Terns

    December 22, 2016

    Forster's terns appear to be staging for their fall migration in late November.

  • We're Halfway There: Coyner Farm

    December 21, 2016

    Ever since George and Ruth Coyner fenced their cows out of the streams on their farm in 2005, they've seen great benefits for their herd.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Relishing the Benefits

    December 16, 2016

    One of the beautiful things about efforts to improve the environment is they so often come with additional benefits.

  • Slowing the Flow: A Major Transformation in Waynesboro

    December 15, 2016

    Recently, part of Waynesboro's Jefferson Park neighborhood has undergone a pretty amazing transformation.

  • The Smell of Saving the Bay

    December 14, 2016

    Approaching a ragtag team of CBF volunteers and staff, my first observation was the putrid stench lofting from the truck lovingly called the, "Spatmobile." On a mild December day last week, CBF partnered with the South River Federation to plant 200,000 spat-on shell and 87,000 adult oysters.

  • Fishing with Marsh Rats

    December 13, 2016

    In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore with Bay blood coursing through their veins and fishing rods in their hands.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Slick Cam

    December 7, 2016

    Waterman David Melville harvests clams on "slick cam" (slick calm) waters near Gwynn's Island the day after Thanksgiving.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Cold Dip for the Bay

    December 2, 2016

    For the second straight year, a bunch of CBF staffers took a dip into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 23, 2016

    At this special time of year, we're reminded of how grateful we are for all of you and your support of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

  • Bill's Tried-and-True Thanksgiving Recipe

    November 22, 2016

    And as a small token of our gratitude, please enjoy Director of Fisheries Bill Goldsborough's favorite oyster stuffing recipe just in time for the holidays. It's the perfect addition to a hearty meal on a cold winter's day.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Threatened Pennsylvania Hallmark

    November 18, 2016

    Brook trout are a hallmark of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. As a great indicator for healthy water, their dwindling population is telling.

  • Cumberland County Setting the pace for Farm Inspections in Pennsylvania's Rebooted Clean Water Strategy

    November 17, 2016

    Cumberland County is getting positive reaction from farmers, as one of 28 conservation districts conducting farm inspections as prescribed in Pennsylvania's rebooted strategy to reduce pollution from agriculture.

  • Little Fish, Big Impact

    November 16, 2016

    Small, silvery, and packed with nutritional might, menhaden have long been thought of as "the most important fish in the sea."

  • This Week in the Watershed: All Hands on Deck

    November 4, 2016

    Now more than ever, CBF is focusing on engaging diverse audiences, including recently embarking on a field trip with members of Central Virginia's Hispanic community.

  • More Resources Can Help Clean up Pennsylvania's Waterways

    November 1, 2016

    Farming in Pennsylvania is the backbone of our culture, economy, and communities.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Forgotten Fish

    October 28, 2016

    They might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but menhaden are often called "the most important fish in the sea."

  • Conociendo el R�o James

    October 27, 2016

    Esta semana, 15 l�deres locales de la comunidad Hispana pasaron una tarde soleada y hermosa en el r�o James con la Fundaci�n Chesapeake Bay.

  • Getting to Know the James River

    October 27, 2016

    Earlier this week, about 15 leaders in Central Virginia's Hispanic community and their families spent a sunny fall afternoon on the James River with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • CBF Building Exhibits a Resilient Future

    October 26, 2016

    As we increasingly grapple with the effects of climate change, the Brock Center shines brightly as a solution.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Growing Source of Pollution

    October 21, 2016

    Seventeen million. That's the number of people living in the Chesapeake Bay region. This presents a natural obstacle to clean water, most notably in efforts to reduce polluted runoff.

  • Cuidando los R�os

    October 19, 2016

    Efra�n Carcamo y sus tres hijos cruzan rocas en la orilla del r�o James en Richmond, buscando basura que la corriente dej� entre piedras y ramas.

  • This Week in the Watershed: One Giant Crab

    October 14, 2016

    From dolphins, to sharks, to manatees, the Bay is always full of surprises. This week revealed yet another, as a gigantic blue crab was caught and released on a CBF education trip.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Major Investment

    October 7, 2016

    Plenty of plans to save the Bay and its rivers and streams have been made in the past, but good intentions devoid of action left us in a vicious circle of empty words and dirty water.

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