Our Blog 2016

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Photo of the Week: So Many Things That We Love

    October 24, 2016

    Education is the only way to ensure the Bay is there for our descendants.

  • 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.

  • Photo of the Week: Only God Paints This

    October 17, 2016

    Just thought I'd share this fall sunset picture with you. Tide reflection in our yard down Tylerton, Smith Island.

  • 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.

  • Photo of the Week: Morning Sun

    October 10, 2016

    The other morning, we had a spectacular sunrise on Plum Point Beach in Huntingtown, Maryland.

  • 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.

  • Slowing the Flow: Fixing Flooding with Gardens and Wetlands

    October 5, 2016

    The three houses probably should never have been built on the low swampy ground in the James Terrace neighborhood in Williamsburg.

  • Photo of the Week: Outrunning the Storm

    October 4, 2016

    This was on the Severn River, exiting Round Bay, trying to outrun the storm.

  • Healing Waters

    September 28, 2016

    Efrain Carcamo and his three children hop across boulders along the James River in Richmond, hunting litter lodged by the current among rocks and branches.

  • Photo of the Week: Fading Late Summer Sunset

    September 26, 2016

    The Chesapeake creates lasting memories, and for these folks_the memory of a fading late summer sunset will no doubt carry them through the winter.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    September 23, 2016

    It's no secret that the condition of the Chesapeake Bay is a far cry from when Captain John Smith first explored its fruitful waters in the 1600s.

  • Targeted Funding to These Important Pennsylvania Counties Is Key to Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

    September 21, 2016

    Pennsylvania is significantly behind in meeting its clean water commitments, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has identified the five counties that contribute the most pollution from agriculture and that would return the greatest reductions for new restoration dollars.

  • Rain Tax' Helps Fight Polluted Run-Off in County Streams

    September 20, 2016

    Excrement in Howard County streams and rivers isn't just a problem after a deluge like we had July 30.

  • Photo of the Week: Then It Was Gone

    September 19, 2016

    Looking east out over the Chesapeake [Stingray Point to the left, Gwynn's Island to the right] with crisp fall light in abundance! Could not believe the light so late in the morning (around 10 a.m.). Looks like fall . . . then it was gone.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    September 16, 2016

    As we discussed last week, one of the most cost-effective ways to rid our waters of pollution is to implement best management practices (BMPs) on farms throughout the watershed.

  • Our Vision for the Next 50 Years

    September 15, 2016

    As CBF approaches our 50th year (2017), we are simultaneously encouraged, worried, and determined.

  • Photo of the Week: Wye River Morning

    September 14, 2016

    Every sunrise brings a new, beautiful morning on the Chespeake Bay. Many memories [are captured] around the Bay, from land to sea. We need to preserve the Chesapeake Bay that was gifted to us.

  • Atlantic Sturgeon: A Perfect Poster Fish for the Blueprint

    September 13, 2016

    "They need our help," explains Doug Myers, CBF Senior Scientist and in-house sturgeon expert. "

  • Innovative Independent School Environmental Leadership

    September 12, 2016

    Top administrators from independent schools across the Chesapeake watershed gathered together this summer at our Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center near Tangier Island, Virginia, to collaborate, learn, and be inspired.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    September 9, 2016

    Pollution is the enemy of clean water. And if we want to leave a legacy of clean water to future generations, we need to take action.

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