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  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Birds

    December 19, 2016

    These pictures were taken in a small creek off the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Relishing the Benefits

    December 16, 2016

    One of the beautiful things about efforts to improve the environment is they so often come with additional benefits.

  • Slowing the Flow: A Major Transformation in Waynesboro

    December 15, 2016

    Recently, part of Waynesboro's Jefferson Park neighborhood has undergone a pretty amazing transformation.

  • The Smell of Saving the Bay

    December 14, 2016

    Approaching a ragtag team of CBF volunteers and staff, my first observation was the putrid stench lofting from the truck lovingly called the, "Spatmobile." On a mild December day last week, CBF partnered with the South River Federation to plant 200,000 spat-on shell and 87,000 adult oysters.

  • Fishing with Marsh Rats

    December 13, 2016

    In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore with Bay blood coursing through their veins and fishing rods in their hands.

  • Photo of the Week: Big Bird and Toadfish

    December 12, 2016

    I took this photo of "Big Bird," as my mother would call the great blue herons that always visit her waterfront on the Poquoson River.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Slick Cam

    December 7, 2016

    Waterman David Melville harvests clams on "slick cam" (slick calm) waters near Gwynn's Island the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Photo of the Week: Gone for Winter

    December 5, 2016

    Seen here, an osprey nest on the Uppards area of Tangier Island sits vacant, a sure sign that winter can't be too far off.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Cold Dip for the Bay

    December 2, 2016

    For the second straight year, a bunch of CBF staffers took a dip into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday.

  • Photo of the Week: One Last Cruise

    November 28, 2016

    I had a beautiful fall season on the Bay . . . out a few times a week in the upper Chesapeake, but with colder temps moving in, it was time for one last cruise.

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