Our Blog 2017

  • Outdoor Learning Is Important for next Generation of Leaders

    August 10, 2017

    For children growing up today with much more technology than I had, it’s hard to overstate the importance of learning outside

  • Stewarding the Land

    August 8, 2017

    Visitors on hay wagons rode through rolling hills of corn, cover crops, and contour strips under a blazing sun in Juniata County, to get a close look and learn about conservation efforts through farmers’ eyes.

  • Federal Support Is Essential for Cleaner Waterways

    August 7, 2017

    There is no doubt about it. It has been hot in Virginia this summer. Fortunately, in Hampton Roads when the temperature soars we can take to the water to beat the heat.

  • Photo of the Week: High Tide Nourishment

    August 1, 2017

    Canada geese at low tide in Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve In Northumberland County, Virginia.

  • Rep. Taylor On Our Side

    July 24, 2017

    All of us who love the Chesapeake Bay breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Scott Taylor recently went to bat for the bay in Congress.

  • One Amazing Week and the next 50 Years

    July 21, 2017

    "Education is the best long-term investment in the Chesapeake Bay." After gathering student leaders from across the watershed for a week of hands-on Bay education, these words by CBF President Will Baker ring true.

  • Claw and Order: How Are the Crabs Doing?

    July 19, 2017

    Welcome to the dog days of summer! Around the Chesapeake Bay, this is also crab feast season.

  • Sweet (Bipartisan) Success with Sewage

    July 18, 2017

    It's not often you see people this excited about a sewage plant.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Flipping the Script

    July 14, 2017

    When an anniversary or milestone approaches, the natural inclination is often to reflect on the past. As CBF celebrates its 50th anniversary, we’re flipping the script—what better way to celebrate than to engage with the next generation and hear their thoughts on what it will take to save the Bay.

  • Photo of the Week: Marsh Dinner

    July 11, 2017

    A young heron feeding in the marsh around Salt Ponds in Hampton, VA.

  • Celebrating 50 Years with Student Leaders

    July 10, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been working for 50 years to Save the Bay by partnering with leaders nationally, regionally, and locally in our communities.

  • US Funds for Wildlife Programs Should Not Be Cut

    July 6, 2017

    Thank you, to the Gazette-Mail, for the story about how the federal government is partnering with private landowners to restore trout streams in West Virginia.

  • A Cleaner Hampton River at Risk

    July 5, 2017

    Across the city of Hampton, people are pitching in to clean up the Hampton River.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Pride or Disgrace

    June 30, 2017

    It has been several months since the Trump administration proposed its federal budget, but we are still aghast at the draconian cuts to Bay cleanup programs.

  • Under the Microscope: Science the Source of Solutions

    June 27, 2017

    As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time.

  • Brewing for the Bay

    June 23, 2017

    When you think of a farm, you might imagine a picturesque barn with rolling hills dotted with cows or perfect, straight rows of tomatoes.

  • Catch the Last Two Clean Water Concerts

    June 22, 2017

    As the first official day of summer arrives, so do the final two Clean Water Concert Series performances.

  • Why Cut a $73 Million Program That Provides Billions in Benefits?

    June 21, 2017

    There is more good news for the Bay this spring. There is clear consensus in the scientific community that the health of the Bay is improving.

  • Photo of the Week: Warehouse Creek

    June 20, 2017

    A view of the sunset over Warehouse Creek on Maryland's Kent Island. The creek runs into the Eastern Bay which joins the Chesapeake at the southern tip of Kent Island.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Spanning Generations

    June 16, 2017

    Inspiring. That’s the first word that came to mind when hearing the story of Walter Zadan, an integral volunteer for our Virginia oyster restoration team, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

  • Photo of the Week: Bright and Early

    June 12, 2017

    Bright and early sunrise on the Bay in Shady Side, Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Reason for Optimism

    June 9, 2017

    It's outrageous. The Trump administration's proposed federal budget zeroes out funding for clean water efforts, notably, the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

  • Funding the Bay

    June 6, 2017

    Tax dollars at work. It's a sign you occasionally see at road construction projects. But it also could be affixed to any number of valuable government services we take for granted as we sail, motor, fish, or swim in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Basket

    June 5, 2017

    This bushel basket washed ashore on a beach in Kent Island from the Chesapeake Bay. We're thankful for the hardworking men and women who work on the water to provide the best local seafood.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chesapeake Bay Turducken

    June 2, 2017

    Anyone who has been fishing or crabbing can attest that half the fun is the thrill of not knowing what exactly is on the end of the line or in the pot.

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