Our Blog 2017

  • Save the Bay: Slashes to EPA Funding Would Reverse Years of Progress

    March 6, 2017

    The Trump administration's plan to cut Environmental Protection Agency staff by a fifth and eliminate key programs raises troubling questions about support for the highly successful Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint.

  • Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulations: How It Could Affect Chesapeake Bay Restoration

    February 28, 2017

    On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order stating that whenever any federal agency issues a new regulation or policy, it must also eliminate two existing regulations or policies.

  • The Clean Power Plan: How It Could Affect Chesapeake Bay Restoration

    February 28, 2017

    In 2005, despite the significant body of scientific evidence showing a correlation between increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and increasing global temperatures, EPA refused to develop regulations curbing the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from power plants, cars, and trucks.

  • Marylanders Agree: Hands off Our Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 24, 2017

    With more than six million residents, Maryland is a melting pot of diverse citizens, with different political leanings, religious beliefs, and racial backgrounds.

  • The View of an Oyster Sanctuary

    February 23, 2017

    The fate of Maryland's oyster population is being worked out in a church basement in Annapolis.

  • Forest Conservation Law Needs Bolstering

    February 22, 2017

    Thanks to the controversial Crystal Spring development project, Annapolis residents probably know more than most Marylanders about the state Forest Conservation Act, or FCA. They know that in a battle to save trees, the law can feel about as forceful as a wiffle ball bat.

  • 2017 Save the Bay Photo Contest Begins Today!

    February 21, 2017

    Our 2017 Photo Contest is now open to both amateur and professional photographers.

  • Conservation Efforts Support Healthier Farms, Cleaner Water

    February 17, 2017

    Until last year, cattle would wade into streams and ponds to cool off on David Surratt's farm in the Shenandoah Valley.

  • Speaking up for Clean Water

    February 15, 2017

    Just eleven years after Captain John Smith led the original exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, the Western Hemisphere's oldest legislative body was founded when Virginia's House of Burgesses met in 1619.

  • Five Important Advocacy Actions You Can Do Right Now

    February 14, 2017

    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics, we are seeing progress. Citizens, businesses, and governments are rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution. And it is working.

  • Three Examples Show How Ripples Can Become Waves to Save the Bay

    February 13, 2017

    The saying goes: "It takes a village." To fully implement the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint, governments, businesses, and citizens all must do their part.

  • Clean Water Remains a Priority

    February 9, 2017

    If you talk to longtime residents of Hampton Roads, you will hear stories about how waterways are starting to show signs that they may be on the mend.

  • Photo of the Week: Late January Snow Along the Bay

    February 6, 2017

    Almost every day I walk down to the beach and take pictures of the amazing sunrise.

  • Photo of the Week: Winter on the Chesapeake

    January 23, 2017

    The Bay has always been a part of who I am.

  • Infrastructure Innovation

    January 19, 2017

    Don't Dump: Chesapeake Bay Drainage! When these words started showing up painted on storm drains in the early 1990s, it was easy to visualize the effects of oil and trash rushing directly down drain pipes to Bay tributaries.

  • Slowing the Flow: Miles of Streams Renewed in Fairfax County

    January 17, 2017

    Given that more than one million people call Fairfax County home, there are plenty of homes, roads, and parking lots in this suburban Northern Virginia county.

  • Streams and Students in Pennsylvania

    January 11, 2017

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation educators Tom Parke and Emily Thorpe took advantage of an unseasonably warm winter day in Pennsylvania, to wash life vests, check canoes for needed repairs, and reflect on the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program's (SWEEP) 26th year of connecting students with their local waterways.

  • What You Can Do about Flooding

    January 10, 2017

    Sea level rise is occurring on such a massive scale that it's easy to feel that there's nothing we can do as individuals. But there are steps you can take at home to alleviate flooding due to rainfall, a big part of the problem here.

  • Photo of the Week: Snowy Chesapeake Days

    January 9, 2017

    This photo was take January 24, 2016, after the blizzard. It shows two Adirondack Chairs covered in snow.

  • Cultivating Creativity for the Bay

    January 4, 2017

    Pablo Picasso once said, "every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." All of us are inherently creative, but like most skills, creativity requires cultivation, nurturing, and most importantly, practice.

  • Photo of the Week: Changing Seasons

    January 3, 2017

    Beautiful sunrise on Plum Point Beach. I drive by this barn every day and have taken so many pictures of it . . . it just never gets old.

  • 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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