Save the Bay Blog

CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, our work, and conservation issues of the moment. Read on!

  • 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.

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