Our Blog May 2017

  • Do Something for Our Waters on Clean the Bay Day

    May 30, 2017

    Our rivers, beaches, and parks are home to hundreds of species of plants and animals that survive in the river bottom, at the shoreline, and in the trees and shrubs. But there's another population, too — trash.

  • Locust Blooms and Other Springtime Delights

    May 30, 2017

    Between soft crab sandwiches and memorable days on the water, there is much to celebrate in the first peeler run. If we want to keep these runs strong, though, we're going to have to manage our harvests carefully and continue the struggle to restore their underwater grass habitats and the dissolved oxygen they need to keep growing.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Budget Battle for the Bay

    May 26, 2017

    After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to bring back “This Week in the Watershed,” a weekly update on all the happenings around the watershed.

  • Gardeners Restore Reefs, Too

    May 25, 2017

    On a breezy spring day, Claire Neubert hauled a wire cage full of oysters onto her dock on Elizabeth Lake at the top of the Hampton River. This miniature oyster reef was full of life. Barnacles sprouted from shells. Little fish squirmed among the oysters. Tiny crabs crawled into the crevices.

  • Top 7 Reasons to Register for Clean the Bay Day

    May 24, 2017

    The big "Spring Cleaning" of Virginia's waterways—Clean the Bay Day, is less than two weeks away! With only one week remaining to register, there are plenty of reasons to sign up today.

  • What's Up with the Federal Budget and the Bay

    May 23, 2017

    What you need to know about the administration's latest proposed budget and how it will affect Chesapeake Bay restoration.

  • Stewards of the Earth

    May 18, 2017

    Second Baptist Church of South Richmond has a Mission to Feed the Community and Protect Local Waterways.

  • Photo of the Week: First Light

    May 16, 2017

    Looking toward the southeast down Middle River at sunrise [in late December] . . .

  • Teamwork Is Needed

    May 11, 2017

    Alan Girard, CBF's Eastern Shore Director, writes, "This week representatives of six local jurisdictions on Maryland’s Eastern Shore signed off on a proposal to work collaboratively to control polluted runoff – one of the few sources of Bay pollution that’s increasing."

  • Top 5 Reasons We Can't Wait for Summer

    May 3, 2017

    Just 48 days and counting, we can't wait for all the fantastic things to do in the Chesapeake Bay area this summer.

  • Photo of the Week: Buckroe Beach

    May 1, 2017

    I've been a Chesapeake Bay transplant for two years now and am lucky to not only own part of some protected land, but live close enough to enjoy the beach and all it has to offer.

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