Save the Bay Blog - 2017

  • CBF's Most Popular Facebook Posts of 2017

    December 29, 2017

    Take a look back at our most popular Facebook posts of 2017.

  • Return to the Bennett Farm

    December 28, 2017

    State and local elected and conservation officials converged on Toad Hollow Road in Susquehanna County bearing congratulations and keen interest in seeing the Bennett Farm for themselves.

  • Photo of the Week: School of Cownose Rays

    December 27, 2017

    When I think of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, I think of "getting away from it all."

  • This Week in the Watershed: 2017 in Review

    December 22, 2017

    2017 was a year of milestones. Celebrating our 50th year of working to save the Bay, with incredible support from our members, CBF accomplished an awful lot.

  • Exelon’s Share for Mitigation on the Conowingo Dam

    December 21, 2017

    The Conowingo Dam 20 miles north of the mouth of the Susquehanna River has been the focus of scientific scrutiny and concern since the 1990s, and public worry for the past five years.

  • Happy Holidays!

    December 20, 2017

    The dawning of the New Year is a time to focus on our goals with renewed energy and resolve. At the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we look toward 2018 as a time to work even more vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a restored Chesapeake Bay.

  • This Month on the Bay: Getting Outside in December

    December 19, 2017

    There’s a piece of beach in front of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s headquarters where an East wind pushes waves onto a sand bar. In the Fall of the year, those waves concentrate baitfish.

  • Photo of the Week: Oyster Party

    December 18, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay is the life of this area!

  • This Week in the Watershed: Healthy Communities, Healthy Bay

    December 15, 2017

    It's no coincidence that what's good for water quality is often good for public health. And in Baltimore, one facility stands in the way of both.

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Invests in Clean Water Across PA

    December 7, 2017

    Investments from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and matching contributions offer key support for York County’s efforts to reduce polluted runoff and manage stormwater.

  • Charlottesville Invests in a Cleaner Rivanna River

    December 6, 2017

    CBF volunteer, Doug DeGood details the clean water benefits of a new wastewater facility at Moores Creek in Charlottesville, VA.

  • We're Half Way There: Glenn and Arlene Reid

    December 5, 2017

    The newborn calf was in trouble. It was born on a steep hillside, and every time the calf would try to get up his mother would nudge him and knock him down.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Tradition

    December 4, 2017

    After familiarizing ourselves with CBF's oyster gardening restoration efforts, we decided to purchase 1000 seed oysters designed for consumption.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Remarkable Day of Giving

    December 1, 2017

    In what's becoming an annual tradition, a motley crew of brave (or crazy?) CBF staffers plunged into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the third consecutive year as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday.

  • Grateful Dead-Zone: Thank You for Not Growing

    November 30, 2017

    Will the real hypoxia (aka "dead zone") results please stand up?

  • Now's Not the Time for EPA to Repeal Rule Reducing Carbon Emissions

    November 29, 2017

    As promised, the Trump administration has acted to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the Obama era rule aimed at reducing carbon emissions.

  • 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.

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