Save the Bay Blog - 2018

  • Set Higher Water Standards to Keep Virginia's Waterways Clean

    September 18, 2018

    Across the country, harmful algal blooms are making headlines by poisoning waterways, killing fish, and threatening our health.

  • Photo of the Week: Tidal Pool Secrets

    September 17, 2018

    Observing Hughlett Point Nature Preserve tidal pools in Northumberland County, Virginia.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Rain Repercussions

    September 14, 2018

    All eyes are south of the Bay watershed this week, as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas. The storm is predicted to cause billions of dollars in damage, with historic flooding and devastating storm surge forecast.

  • Chesapeake Born

    September 13, 2018

    A lifelong Chesapeake waterman, father of nine, World War II vet, teacher, carpenter, farmer, and husband, Nat Jones life is nothing if not rich.

  • Already Water-Logged, Chesapeake Braces for Florence and More Rain

    September 12, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence barrels toward landfall along the Carolina coast, local areas in the Chesapeake region are readying for strong winds and considerable flooding.

  • A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees

    September 11, 2018

    There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.

  • Photo of the Week: Beautiful Kent Island Sunset

    September 10, 2018

    Sunset captured on an evening walk at Terrapin Beach Park, Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Hellbent on Clean Water

    September 7, 2018

    The Keystone State is renowned for its abundance of beautiful rivers, streams, and creeks. But roughly 19,000 miles of Keystone State rivers and streams are polluted. And one of its native critters is suffering.

  • Photo of the Week: Storm Approaching

    September 4, 2018

    Beautifully dramatic sky as a storm approaches Spaniards Point on the Chester River in Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Another Chain of Events

    August 31, 2018

    As we wrote last year at this time, there is no shortage of opportunities to join us in the field, on the water, or in the classroom this fall.

  • Now Is Not the Time to Limit Oyster Aquaculture

    August 29, 2018

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation opposes the proposal being discussed by St. Mary's County commissioners to institute an 18-month moratorium preventing oyster aquaculture farmers from using docks in the county.

  • Trump Plan Endangers Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

    August 28, 2018

    It's difficult growing up a crab. Cold winters, predators, dead zones, vanishing habitat — these are just some of the threats a young crustacean faces. And now, a plan by the Trump administration to open the Atlantic seaboard to oil and gas exploration and drilling could upset the already precarious life cycle of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab.

  • Photo of the Week: Greetings, Not Nitrogen from Dixie Virginia

    August 27, 2018

    Tree buffer planting along farms abutting watershed rivers help absorb nitrogen runoff.

  • This Month on the Bay: Late Summer Glory in Tidal Fresh Marshes

    August 24, 2018

    Tidal Fresh sounds like an oxymoron. If a waterway is tidal, its bottom must be below sea level and open to the ocean, so it should be salty. Right? Nope.

  • The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is Working

    August 23, 2018

    This is a critical time for bay restoration. At the halfway point between 2010 and 2025 the question is: Are we on track?

  • CBF Brings Bedford Farmers to the Bay

    August 22, 2018

    Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.

  • Stop Pipelines' Devastation of Virginia Waterways

    August 21, 2018

    Recent months have deluged Virginians with storms and heavy rainfall, causing flooded roads, washed-out embankments, and mudslides. In the case of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction, these summer storms triggered extensive damage to Virginia's rivers and streams.

  • Photo of the Week: Brewer's Point

    August 20, 2018

    Just one of the many nature viewing opportunities in Belle Isle State Park, Lancaster County, Virginia.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Wavering Waters

    August 17, 2018

    For more than 40 years, CBF Senior Naturalist John Page Williams has explored the many waterways in the Chesapeake Bay, particularly his home Severn River. And despite all that time on the water, he often says, "Every time I go out on my river, I learn something new."

  • A Great Honor and an Exciting Challenge

    August 15, 2018

    Hi, I'm Lisa Feldt, the new vice president of the Environmental Protection and Restoration department at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. I'd like to share a little of my story.

  • Sharks in the Bay?!

    August 14, 2018

    A recent shark catch in southern Maryland waters has launched a flurry of questions across the region. CBF's Doug Myers tells us what we need to know.

  • Three Things Chesapeake Restoration Leaders Need to Do

    August 6, 2018

    There is no doubt that the Bay was an ugly sight last week. It was a stark reminder of the damage that is caused by heavy rains.

  • Photo of the Week: Chestertown Docks

    August 6, 2018

    Morning sunrise over the Chestertown Marina docks on the Chester River in Maryland.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Torrent of Trash

    August 3, 2018

    The health of our local waterways and the Bay is often hidden below the surface. But other times, water quality is in plain sight.

  • Frequent Dolphin Sightings Reveal a Rebounding Bay

    August 1, 2018

    Bottlenose dolphin sightings are delighting both citizens and scientists alike, as unprecedented scores of these marine mammals have been spotted in the Bay's waters this spring and summer.

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