Save the Bay Blog September 2016

  • Healing Waters

    September 28, 2016

    Efrain Carcamo and his three children hop across boulders along the James River in Richmond, hunting litter lodged by the current among rocks and branches.

  • Photo of the Week: Fading Late Summer Sunset

    September 26, 2016

    The Chesapeake creates lasting memories, and for these folks_the memory of a fading late summer sunset will no doubt carry them through the winter.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    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.

  • Targeted Funding to These Important Pennsylvania Counties Is Key to Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay

    September 21, 2016

    Pennsylvania is significantly behind in meeting its clean water commitments, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has identified the five counties that contribute the most pollution from agriculture and that would return the greatest reductions for new restoration dollars.

  • Rain Tax' Helps Fight Polluted Run-Off in County Streams

    September 20, 2016

    Excrement in Howard County streams and rivers isn't just a problem after a deluge like we had July 30.

  • Photo of the Week: Then It Was Gone

    September 19, 2016

    Looking east out over the Chesapeake [Stingray Point to the left, Gwynn's Island to the right] with crisp fall light in abundance! Could not believe the light so late in the morning (around 10 a.m.). Looks like fall . . . then it was gone.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    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.

  • Our Vision for the Next 50 Years

    September 15, 2016

    As CBF approaches our 50th year (2017), we are simultaneously encouraged, worried, and determined.

  • Photo of the Week: Wye River Morning

    September 14, 2016

    Every sunrise brings a new, beautiful morning on the Chespeake Bay. Many memories [are captured] around the Bay, from land to sea. We need to preserve the Chesapeake Bay that was gifted to us.

  • Atlantic Sturgeon: A Perfect Poster Fish for the Blueprint

    September 13, 2016

    "They need our help," explains Doug Myers, CBF Senior Scientist and in-house sturgeon expert. "

  • Innovative Independent School Environmental Leadership

    September 12, 2016

    Top administrators from independent schools across the Chesapeake watershed gathered together this summer at our Port Isobel Island Environmental Education Center near Tangier Island, Virginia, to collaborate, learn, and be inspired.

  • This Week in 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.

  • Top 5 Facebook Posts of Summer!

    September 8, 2016

    Underwater grasses rebounding, horseshoe crabs crawling, Maryland winning (in Rio that is) . . . it's been quite a summer on CBF's Facebook Page!

  • Slowing the Flow: A Pioneering Parking Lot

    September 7, 2016

    A parking lot isn't usually something to get excited about. But believe it or not, the Ashland Police Department's new lot is pretty innovative when it comes to fighting pollution.

  • Photo of the Week: A Really Nice Backyard

    September 6, 2016

    [This] is a photo my wife Roberta took of us cruising across Nomini Bay on the lower Potomac leaving Shark Tooth Island and heading back to our summer place on the Lower Machodoc Creek [earlier this summer].

  • This Week in the Watershed

    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.

  • We Should Ramp up Bay Restoration, Not Roll Back Protections

    September 1, 2016

    After decades of restoration efforts, the Chesapeake Bay is finally starting to show promising signs. The oyster population is beginning to rebound.




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