Save the Bay Blog

CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, our work, and conservation issues of the moment. Read on!

  • Investing in Clean Water for Carlisle

    November 22, 2017

    When the former International Automotive Components factory site along Fairground Avenue in Carlisle is redeveloped into commercial and residential properties, a hotel, and a restaurant, the Carlisle Urban Stormwater Park will protect the vulnerable LeTort Spring Run from polluted runoff.

  • Thanksgiving on the Bay

    November 21, 2017

    This Thursday, in a tradition 28 years in the making, I will be feasting on Chesapeake oysters and sipping Bloody Marys with family and friends while overlooking my favorite place in the world—Fishing Bay in Deltaville, Virginia.

  • Photo of the Week: With the Crickets and the Frogs

    November 20, 2017

    This photo was taken at Carpenters Beach in Calvert County, MD, a small creek that flows directly into the Chesapeake Bay.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Bunker Battle Continues

    November 17, 2017

    The message was loud, clear, and nearly unanimous. More than 127,000 individuals submitted comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and when they were tallied, a resounding 99.6 percent were in support of an ecosystem-based approach to menhaden management.

  • On Third Anniversary, CBF's Brock Environmental Center Inspires

    November 16, 2017

    As the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) Brock Environmental Center marks its third year, the building continues to surpass expectations for sustainability and has become an environmental hub for the community.

  • National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Makes Important Investments in Clean Water for PA

    November 14, 2017

    In York County, the idea to create a stormwater authority is going from the feasibility stage to development of an actual business plan.

  • Bay Blood

    November 13, 2017

    Friends, colleagues, and CBF legends Mary Tod Winchester, John Page Williams, and Bill Goldsborough got together to reflect on the Bay, CBF, and their lives’ work—all closely, even inextricably linked. Between the three of them, they have devoted more than a century to the mission of saving the Bay.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Fighting for Forests

    November 10, 2017

    Right now, throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, trees are exploding with color. The beautiful foliage around every corner is just one of the many benefits trees provide.

  • Defying Expectations in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    November 9, 2017

    For the past five years, oysters have been growing in Baltimore's Inner Harbor through the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership–a collaboration between Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • Photo of the Week: Palace Bar Reef

    November 7, 2017

    This was taken at Palace Bar Reef, a sanctuary oyster reef where CBF planted 300 reef balls between 2010 and 2012. It’s now become a favorite fishing spot on Virginia’s Piankatank River. The ripples you see in the photo are bait fish, which attract bigger fish.

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