Save the Bay Blog - 2017

  • Celebrating 50 Years with Student Leaders

    July 10, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been working for 50 years to Save the Bay by partnering with leaders nationally, regionally, and locally in our communities.

  • US Funds for Wildlife Programs Should Not Be Cut

    July 6, 2017

    Thank you, to the Gazette-Mail, for the story about how the federal government is partnering with private landowners to restore trout streams in West Virginia.

  • A Cleaner Hampton River at Risk

    July 5, 2017

    Across the city of Hampton, people are pitching in to clean up the Hampton River.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Pride or Disgrace

    June 30, 2017

    It has been several months since the Trump administration proposed its federal budget, but we are still aghast at the draconian cuts to Bay cleanup programs.

  • Under the Microscope: Science the Source of Solutions

    June 27, 2017

    As a young boy, my curiosity about the woods, critters and water of the Back Mountain region of northern Luzerne County made for an exciting and formative time.

  • Brewing for the Bay

    June 23, 2017

    When you think of a farm, you might imagine a picturesque barn with rolling hills dotted with cows or perfect, straight rows of tomatoes.

  • Catch the Last Two Clean Water Concerts

    June 22, 2017

    As the first official day of summer arrives, so do the final two Clean Water Concert Series performances.

  • Why Cut a $73 Million Program That Provides Billions in Benefits?

    June 21, 2017

    There is more good news for the Bay this spring. There is clear consensus in the scientific community that the health of the Bay is improving.

  • Photo of the Week: Warehouse Creek

    June 20, 2017

    A view of the sunset over Warehouse Creek on Maryland's Kent Island. The creek runs into the Eastern Bay which joins the Chesapeake at the southern tip of Kent Island.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Spanning Generations

    June 16, 2017

    Inspiring. That’s the first word that came to mind when hearing the story of Walter Zadan, an integral volunteer for our Virginia oyster restoration team, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

  • Photo of the Week: Bright and Early

    June 12, 2017

    Bright and early sunrise on the Bay in Shady Side, Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Reason for Optimism

    June 9, 2017

    It's outrageous. The Trump administration's proposed federal budget zeroes out funding for clean water efforts, notably, the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

  • Funding the Bay

    June 6, 2017

    Tax dollars at work. It's a sign you occasionally see at road construction projects. But it also could be affixed to any number of valuable government services we take for granted as we sail, motor, fish, or swim in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Basket

    June 5, 2017

    This bushel basket washed ashore on a beach in Kent Island from the Chesapeake Bay. We're thankful for the hardworking men and women who work on the water to provide the best local seafood.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chesapeake Bay Turducken

    June 2, 2017

    Anyone who has been fishing or crabbing can attest that half the fun is the thrill of not knowing what exactly is on the end of the line or in the pot.

  • Greening Diplomacy in the Bay and Beyond!

    June 1, 2017

    Just as we engage in diplomacy to find solutions to joint issues, so we are working together to save a precious natural resource, and in turn, work to save our planet.

  • Do Something for Our Waters on Clean the Bay Day

    May 30, 2017

    Our rivers, beaches, and parks are home to hundreds of species of plants and animals that survive in the river bottom, at the shoreline, and in the trees and shrubs. But there's another population, too — trash.

  • Locust Blooms and Other Springtime Delights

    May 30, 2017

    Between soft crab sandwiches and memorable days on the water, there is much to celebrate in the first peeler run. If we want to keep these runs strong, though, we're going to have to manage our harvests carefully and continue the struggle to restore their underwater grass habitats and the dissolved oxygen they need to keep growing.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Budget Battle for the Bay

    May 26, 2017

    After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to bring back “This Week in the Watershed,” a weekly update on all the happenings around the watershed.

  • Gardeners Restore Reefs, Too

    May 25, 2017

    On a breezy spring day, Claire Neubert hauled a wire cage full of oysters onto her dock on Elizabeth Lake at the top of the Hampton River. This miniature oyster reef was full of life. Barnacles sprouted from shells. Little fish squirmed among the oysters. Tiny crabs crawled into the crevices.

  • Top 7 Reasons to Register for Clean the Bay Day

    May 24, 2017

    The big "Spring Cleaning" of Virginia's waterways—Clean the Bay Day, is less than two weeks away! With only one week remaining to register, there are plenty of reasons to sign up today.

  • Stewards of the Earth

    May 18, 2017

    Second Baptist Church of South Richmond has a Mission to Feed the Community and Protect Local Waterways.

  • Photo of the Week: First Light

    May 16, 2017

    Looking toward the southeast down Middle River at sunrise [in late December] . . .

  • Teamwork Is Needed

    May 11, 2017

    Alan Girard, CBF's Eastern Shore Director, writes, "This week representatives of six local jurisdictions on Maryland’s Eastern Shore signed off on a proposal to work collaboratively to control polluted runoff – one of the few sources of Bay pollution that’s increasing."

  • Top 5 Reasons We Can't Wait for Summer

    May 3, 2017

    Just 48 days and counting, we can't wait for all the fantastic things to do in the Chesapeake Bay area this summer.

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