August 11, 2017
We’ve said it before, but complex problems require complex solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 23, 2016
It's hard to believe, but 2016 is coming to a close. Time flies when you're saving the Bay, and thanks to the incredible support of our members, CBF accomplished an awful lot.
December 16, 2016
One of the beautiful things about efforts to improve the environment is they so often come with additional benefits.
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.
November 18, 2016
Brook trout are a hallmark of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. As a great indicator for healthy water, their dwindling population is telling.
November 4, 2016
Now more than ever, CBF is focusing on engaging diverse audiences, including recently embarking on a field trip with members of Central Virginia's Hispanic community.
October 28, 2016
They might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but menhaden are often called "the most important fish in the sea."
October 21, 2016
Seventeen million. That's the number of people living in the Chesapeake Bay region. This presents a natural obstacle to clean water, most notably in efforts to reduce polluted runoff.
October 14, 2016
From dolphins, to sharks, to manatees, the Bay is always full of surprises. This week revealed yet another, as a gigantic blue crab was caught and released on a CBF education trip.
October 7, 2016
Plenty of plans to save the Bay and its rivers and streams have been made in the past, but good intentions devoid of action left us in a vicious circle of empty words and dirty water.
September 23, 2016
It's no secret that the condition of the Chesapeake Bay is a far cry from when Captain John Smith first explored its fruitful waters in the 1600s.
September 16, 2016
As we discussed last week, one of the most cost-effective ways to rid our waters of pollution is to implement best management practices (BMPs) on farms throughout the watershed.
September 9, 2016
Pollution is the enemy of clean water. And if we want to leave a legacy of clean water to future generations, we need to take action.
September 2, 2016
We all love clean water, but sometimes the path to achieving it is not all that "sexy." From talk of septic systems to land use management, to excess nutrients, the science and policy of clean water can be rather tedious and boring.
August 19, 2016
George Washington once wrote in his diary that he "went a dragging for Sturgeon," fishing for a culinary staple in the 18th century. But it's more than being mentioned in George Washington's diary that makes the Atlantic sturgeon an American legend.
August 5, 2016
The lazy, dog days of summer might be upon us, but saving the Bay never stops.
July 22, 2016
There are many things we love about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams, but near the top of the list are all the wonderful critters.
July 15, 2016
It has often been said in some form since George Santayana first uttered the words in the early 20th century, that those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
July 8, 2016
July 1, 2016
June 24, 2016
Last Friday the EPA released their assessment of progress made by the states in their 2014-15 milestones.
June 17, 2016
For far too long, dead zones have plagued the Chesapeake Bay every summer.
June 10, 2016
This week for the Chesapeake is a time not only to celebrate the beauty, bounty, and recreation the Bay provides but also to remember that the fight to save the Bay and its rivers and streams is a marathon, not a sprint.
May 20, 2016
A student graduating with a GPA in the "C" range wouldn't be among the most accomplished of his or her peers, but for the Bay, a "C" grade is a sign of progress.
May 13, 2016
This week, the International Living Future Institute designated our Brock Center a "Living Building."
May 6, 2016
Amidst a deluge of rainy days like we are currently experiencing, local flooding often ensues.
April 29, 2016
Today we want to take a moment to celebrate some unsung heroes of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
April 22, 2016
Happy Earth Day! As we have said many times, we believe that every day ought to be Earth Day.
April 15, 2016
April 8, 2016
April 2, 2016
February 5, 2016
January 22, 2016
Throughout much of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, all the buzz is the upcoming blizzard, set to strike Friday afternoon and persist through much of the weekend.
January 8, 2016
December 18, 2015
December 11, 2015
December 4, 2015
November 20, 2015
November 13, 2015
November 6, 2015
Society is not addressing environmental issues with a sense of urgency.
October 23, 2015
It's not every day that efforts on the local or regional level are recognized on an international stage. But that's just what happened on Tuesday, when the state of Maryland was awarded a silver 2015 Future Policy Award by the World Future Council.
October 16, 2015
October 9, 2015
October 2, 2015
September 18, 2015
September 11, 2015
What images immediately come to mind when you hear the word, "Pollution?"
September 4, 2015
Complex problems require complex solutions. A frustrating, yet inescapable truth, this reality is encountered daily in our work to save the Bay and its rivers and streams.
August 21, 2015
Just as oysters, blue crabs, and rockfish are inextricably linked to the Chesapeake Bay, so are the watermen who make their living off the water.
August 14, 2015
At first glance, an urban city landscape appears to be the antithesis to the open space of nature.
July 24, 2015
Recently, EPA, CBF, and the Choose Clean Water Coalition have found that while some progress is being made, Bay-wide efforts to reduce pollution are falling short of 2017 milestone goals.
July 17, 2015
It might be a bit clich�, but the truth still stands that you can't solve a problem until you recognize its existence.
July 10, 2015
July 2, 2015
The work to save the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams can be extremely complex.
June 19, 2015
It has been said many times, as goes Pennsylvania, so goes the Chesapeake Bay.
June 12, 2015
Like the mighty Susquehanna, which dumps 25 billion gallons of water into the Chesapeake Bay every day, the work to save the Bay and its rivers and streams is never stagnant.
This Week in the Watershed
- A Bay Saver's Brew: Turning Rainwater into Beer
- Photo of the Week: After Storm Beauty on the Rhode
- This Week in the Watershed: A Silver Bullet Illusion
- Outdoor Learning Is Important for next Generation of Leaders
- Stewarding the Land
- Federal Support Is Essential for Cleaner Waterways
- Photo of the Week: High Tide Nourishment
- Rep. Taylor On Our Side
- One Amazing Week and the next 50 Years
- Claw and Order: How Are the Crabs Doing?
- Anglers for Clean Water Stories
- Clean Water Stories
- Earth Day
- Education Success Stories
- Farmer Success Stories
- Locally Grown
- Photo of the Week
- Slowing the Flow
- State of the Bay
- Student Leadership
- Water Quality
- What's Bill Seeing in the Field?
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