Save the Bay Blog August 2018

  • 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.

  • Photo of the Week: Chestertown Docks

    August 6, 2018

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

  • 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.

  • 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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