Our Blog 2016

  • Top 5 Facebook Posts of Summer!

    September 8, 2016

    Underwater grasses rebounding, horseshoe crabs crawling, Maryland winning (in Rio that is) . . . it's been quite a summer on CBF's Facebook Page!

  • Slowing the Flow: A Pioneering Parking Lot

    September 7, 2016

    A parking lot isn't usually something to get excited about. But believe it or not, the Ashland Police Department's new lot is pretty innovative when it comes to fighting pollution.

  • Photo of the Week: A Really Nice Backyard

    September 6, 2016

    [This] is a photo my wife Roberta took of us cruising across Nomini Bay on the lower Potomac leaving Shark Tooth Island and heading back to our summer place on the Lower Machodoc Creek [earlier this summer].

  • This Week in the Watershed

    September 2, 2016

    We all love clean water, but sometimes the path to achieving it is not all that "sexy." From talk of septic systems to land use management, to excess nutrients, the science and policy of clean water can be rather tedious and boring.

  • We Should Ramp up Bay Restoration, Not Roll Back Protections

    September 1, 2016

    After decades of restoration efforts, the Chesapeake Bay is finally starting to show promising signs. The oyster population is beginning to rebound.

  • Photo of the Week: Bay Bridge Sunset

    August 30, 2016

    This early August sunset photo of the Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake was taken from Hemingway's Restaurant.

  • Labor Day Picnic Recipes We Love (Without the Meat!)

    August 29, 2016

    Here's an idea: What if we were to swap the burger for some healthy and equally delicious (if not more so) meatless meals this Labor Day?

  • Photo of the Week: Dog Days of Chesapeake Summer

    August 26, 2016

    In honor of National Dog Day today, we're celebrating all our amazing four-legged friends who love the Bay and its rivers and streams as much as we do!

  • What's in the Water? Part Two

    August 25, 2016

    This summer, as an intern in the Communications Department at CBF, I helped with a bacteria-monitoring project to educate the public on the water quality in their own backyard rivers and streams and the harmful effect that polluted runoff has on them.

  • What's in the Water? Part One

    August 24, 2016

    It's for folks like Janet and Pete Terry that I thought CBF should start a water-monitoring program. They need information like the guys at the Alamo needed ammunition.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    August 19, 2016

    George Washington once wrote in his diary that he "went a dragging for Sturgeon," fishing for a culinary staple in the 18th century. But it's more than being mentioned in George Washington's diary that makes the Atlantic sturgeon an American legend.

  • Photo of the Week: Bioluminescence Beauty

    August 15, 2016

    Possibly one of the coolest images I've ever taken in the Bay. This is a 30-second exposure taken at 11 p.m. in Peary, Virginia.

  • Fox Island Magic

    August 9, 2016

    As Arthur Sherwood, one of CBF's founding members and first executive director, said: "The place to teach people about the Bay is on it and in it."

  • Photo of the Week: The Lifeblood of the Chesapeake

    August 8, 2016

    This photo was taken on the Susquehanna River just north of Harrisburg during a workshop with Pennsylvania teachers earlier this summer.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    August 5, 2016

    The lazy, dog days of summer might be upon us, but saving the Bay never stops.

  • Ditches for Clean Water

    August 3, 2016

    The word "ditch" doesn't conjure up good feelings about water quality, wildlife habitat, or aesthetics.

  • Lea's Clean Water Story

    August 2, 2016

    Since my early childhood, I have had a passion for marine science and protecting our coastal ecosystems.

  • Photo of the Week: A Lone Waterman

    August 1, 2016

    A lone waterman tending to his crab pots near the Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve in Onemo, Virginia.

  • Photo of the Week: A Lone Waterman

    August 1, 2016

    A lone waterman tending to his crab pots near the Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve in Onemo, Virginia.

  • Farmer Spotlight: Eco-City Farms

    July 29, 2016

    Miles from the countryside, surrounded by townhomes and busy city streets in Prince George's County, Maryland, one organization is working to serve as a model for urban farming operations.

  • Photo of the Week: Summer Solstice on the Bay

    July 28, 2016

    With more than 150 major rivers and streams flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, we travel by boat within Maryland from the northern Bay heading toward the majestic Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where aesthetically the bridge's design in and of itself is absolutely breathtaking!

  • This Week in the Watershed

    July 22, 2016

    There are many things we love about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, but near the top of the list are all the wonderful critters.

  • Good News about Oysters

    July 21, 2016

    Persuading microscopic oyster larvae to "set" on old shells is as simple as placing plenty of both into a large round tank of circulating Bay water and leaving them together for several days. Right?

  • Chesapeake under Congressional Attack

    July 20, 2016

    Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved anti-Save-the-Bay legislation that would turn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency into a paper tiger when it comes to reducing Chesapeake Bay pollution.

  • Photo of the Week: Sunrise Sailing with the Grandson He Never Met

    July 19, 2016

    This is a sunrise photo from a father-son sailing trip I took with my five-year old son this past Memorial Day weekend.

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