Save the Bay Blog - 2017

  • 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.

  • Saplings from Historic Emancipation Oak Planted at Brock Environmental Center

    November 6, 2017

    On the morning of Saturday November 4, 2017, youth from a Virginia Beach 4-H club planted 12 saplings from the historic Emancipation Oak at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Critical Election

    November 3, 2017

    After last year's volatile election cycle, it's tempting to dismiss any call to the polls this season. But the Virginia gubernatorial election is only days away. And this election is critical.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Sunset

    October 31, 2017

    I am a volunteer for the Annapolis Maritime Museum and welcome visitors from all over the world who come to see the Chesapeake Bay, hear stories of watermen, and visit the Naval Academy. I am a Navy Sailor and wherever I travel, the Chesapeake Bay will always be home.

  • This Month on the Bay: October

    October 30, 2017

    Chase the colors of autumn on the waterways of the Chesapeake. With colors ranging from yellow through flaming red to deep purple, the best Mid-Atlantic leaf peeping is from the water.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Losing Our Compass

    October 27, 2017

    At the foundation of all the work to save the Bay is one fundamental element–science.

  • A Chesapeake Halloween

    October 26, 2017

    Show off your Chesapeake pride with Halloween Ches-O'-Lanterns.

  • A Clean Chesapeake Bay Requires a Strong EPA

    October 25, 2017

    In September of 1983, the results of a seven-year EPA study of the Chesapeake Bay landed on our respective desks — one of us was the new administrator of EPA, recently appointed by President Ronald Reagan, and the other was the new president of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Bay's Bread and Butter

    October 20, 2017

    There are only a few days left to help the most important fish in the sea.

  • A Historic Opportunity for Fish and Fishermen

    October 19, 2017

    At one time, schools of menhaden in Virginia were so vast that fishermen and fishery managers thought the population was virtually inexhaustible.

  • We Can All Take Steps to Address Climate Change

    October 18, 2017

    As if flooding from sea-level rise isn't enough, climate change could also threaten our beloved Virginia oysters. For all of us who enjoy oysters regularly, it's no surprise that Vibrio bacteria are more likely to be an issue during warmer months.

  • Summer Learning Experience for Student Leaders Was a Time for Looking Forward

    October 17, 2017

    Emma Stone, a Pennsylvania high school student, shares a journal of her experiences this summer on CBF's "50 Forward" program—a six-day summer course with that celebrated CBF's first half-century of commitment to saving the Bay and local rivers and streams, and inspired the next generation to continue those efforts.

  • Photo of the Week: Northern Fence Lizard

    October 16, 2017

    This picture of a Northern Fence Lizard with an ant on its head was taken at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Toxic Clouds

    October 13, 2017

    At first glance, emissions from a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, Indiana, or Tennessee would seem completely unrelated to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Menhaden Monikers

    October 12, 2017

    "Some people call 'em bunkers, some people call 'em pogies, some people menhaden; they're all the same fish."

  • Construction of Atlantic Coast Pipeline Will Destroy Lands, Endanger State's Waters

    October 10, 2017

    Families in Virginia should not have to worry about their drinking water or whether in the future their children will continue to enjoy the same clean creeks and streams that we fish and swim in today.

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