Our Blog 2017

  • Greening Diplomacy in the Bay and Beyond!

    June 1, 2017

    Just as we engage in diplomacy to find solutions to joint issues, so we are working together to save a precious natural resource, and in turn, work to save our planet.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • We're on Spring Break!

    April 2, 2017

    But don't worry . . . we'll be back real soon to tell more stories of the Chesapeake and how our waters are so important to our health, economy, and way of life.

  • What Chesapeake Bay Program Cuts Mean for Pennsylvania

    March 29, 2017

    It is labeled as the "Chesapeake Bay Program," but it means clean water for Pennsylvania. That's why we're alarmed by the proposed federal budget that would eliminate all funding for this critical program.

  • 90-Year-Old Volunteer to Save the Bay

    March 28, 2017

    Though Walter Zadan recently celebrated his 90th birthday, the Williamsburg resident keeps up a schedule that is unusual for a nonagenarian.

  • What Chesapeake Bay Program Cuts Mean for Virginia

    March 28, 2017

    Since the release of the federal budget proposal to eliminate all funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program, we've been getting a lot of questions about what the cuts could mean for Virginia and for CBF.

  • Photo of the Week: West River Sunset

    March 27, 2017

    This photo was taken in Shady Side with a view of the sunset on the West River.

  • Five Reasons Why the Chesapeake Bay Program Is Critical to Saving the Bay

    March 22, 2017

    Last week, the Trump Administration issued a preliminary budget that eliminates all funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), a critical part of the state/federal partnership to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Leave Chesapeake Bay Oyster Sanctuaries Alone

    March 21, 2017

    In the current hostile political climate, we can't seem to agree on any government policy. But that's exactly what happened in Maryland this past month. A poll found about 90 percent of Maryland voters, across party lines, want the state to protect oyster sanctuaries.

  • Chesapeake Bay's Future Imperiled

    March 20, 2017

    I'm angry and I'm upset. President Donald Trump has proposed something terrible. I'm not willing to trade a healthy Chesapeake Bay for a wall on the Mexican border.

  • Yard Make-Over at No Cost

    March 17, 2017

    Residents of Cambridge, this spring you can win an unusual prize: a yard make-over at no cost.

  • Tell Your Legislators You Support Efforts to Clean up Water, Bay

    March 14, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics we are seeing progress.

  • Photo of the Week: Doggy in the Window

    March 10, 2017

  • One-For-One Replanting Bill Will Help Preserve Maryland's Forests

    March 9, 2017

    Pit a bulldozer against a tree and the tree rarely wins.

  • Stand up for Clean Water

    March 8, 2017

    Now is the time for Pennsylvanians to stand up for clean water and let elected officials know they should make reducing pollution a higher priority.

  • Photo of the Week: The River Enriched Us

    March 7, 2017

    This photo was taken at Church Point in St. Mary's City, Maryland.

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