Our Blog September 2017

  • This Week in the Watershed: If You Build It They Will Come

    September 29, 2017

    It goes without saying, but the Bay looked awfully different when Captain John Smith first navigated its waters in 1608. The journals of Smith reveal a Bay bursting with life.

  • Photo of the Week: Above the Bay

    September 28, 2017

    The Bay, to me, represents Maryland and the foundation of our lives. From the creatures of the Bay to beautiful summers in the water.

  • Amazing Life in the Lafayette's Waters!

    September 25, 2017

    Amazing critters are thriving in the Lafayette River, an urban waterway entirely within Norfolk city limits. The great variety of life found on a recent biological survey of the Lafayette River is one more sign that this once-polluted river is getting better.

  • This Week in the Watershed: From Trash Pits to Oyster Reefs

    September 22, 2017

    Archaeologists can learn a lot about a civilization by looking in one place–the trash pit.

  • Photo of the Week: Remnant of the Past

    September 21, 2017

    Beautiful late-August afternoon sunlight catches Sharps Island Lighthouse.

  • Atlantic Menhaden Need More Protection

    September 20, 2017

    We are all bound together in a mind-bogglingly complex web of life, in which what happens to one species affects multiple others. Yet up to now, we have governed many of our natural resources in a vacuum called single-species management.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Menhaden’s Moment

    September 15, 2017

    As we’ve written before, menhaden might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but there’s a reason they’re often called "the most important fish in the sea."

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Clean Water Consensus

    September 8, 2017

    It’s no secret we’re living in an era of division. On what feels like every issue, consensus is avoided like the plague. But despite this current political climate, we can all agree that clean water crosses party lines.

  • Inadequate Funding for Clean Water Threatens the Livelihoods of Workers and Families

    September 5, 2017

    As Pennsylvania considers yet another budget that does not adequately fund efforts to clean up its rivers and streams, the federal House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that would cut support for the Chesapeake Bay Program from $73 million to $60 million.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chain of Events

    September 1, 2017

    Here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we're often asked, "What can I do to help save the Bay?" While there isn't just one answer to that question, one of my favorite idioms is relevant—90 percent of life is showing up.

  • Photo of the Week: Giving the Sunrise a Hand

    Early morning sunrise on the shore of Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve in Northumberland County, Virginia.




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