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  • It's Not Accidental

    In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with esteemed estuarine scientist Walter Boynton about trends in the Bay's health.

  • How Is the Bay Doing?

    CBF Vice President for Communications Elizabeth Buckman interviews President Will Baker about CBF's recent State of the Bay report.

  • Live with Dr. Beth McGee Talking State of the Bay 2016

    We're live with Dr. Beth McGee talking about our latest State of the Bay Report which earned our highest score EVER for the health of our Bay, rivers, and streams!

  • 2016 State of the Bay: Message from CBF President Will Baker

    The 2016 State of the Bay report features the Chesapeake Bay's highest score ever, moving the Bay's health index from a D+ to a C-. As CBF celebrates its 50th year, we celebrate the progress reflected in this report and see opportunity for future improvements.

  • Let Science Be Your Guide

    CBF President Will Baker and retiring CBF Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough discuss the progress made using the science-based management of rockfish, crabs, oysters, and menhaden over the last decades.

  • Beneath the Surface-Exploring the Severn River

    Take a trip beneath the surface of the Severn where we see incredible signs of the Bay's recovery

  • Abounding Grasses in Mathews

    Bay lover Scott Phillips shot some incredible video in late June of striking water clarity and abundant underwater grasses in Mathews County, Virginia, where Horn Harbor meets the Chesapeake.

  • Bullish on Blue Crabs

    CBF President Will Baker and Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough discuss the current state of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Beneath the Surface

    CBF President Will Baker talks with underwater photographer Jay Fleming about hopeful signs that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is beginning to work.

  • Underwater Grasses Reach Highest Levels in Three Decades

    Annual monitoring of underwater grass abundance by the Chesapeake Bay Program shows a 21 percent increase in grasses, a hopeful sign that efforts to reduce pollution in the Bay are working.

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