Save the Bay Blog December 2016

  • Top 5 Facebook Posts of 2016

    December 28, 2016

    From shark sightings (yes, really!) to Supreme Court wins to increasing blue crab numbers, 2016 has been quite the year for the Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • This Week in the Watershed: 2016 in Review

    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.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Forster's Terns

    December 22, 2016

    Forster's terns appear to be staging for their fall migration in late November.

  • We're Halfway There: Coyner Farm

    December 21, 2016

    Ever since George and Ruth Coyner fenced their cows out of the streams on their farm in 2005, they've seen great benefits for their herd.

  • 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.




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