Volunteers

  • Defying Expectations in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    November 9, 2017

    For the past five years, oysters have been growing in Baltimore's Inner Harbor through the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership–a collaboration between Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • Saplings from Historic Emancipation Oak Planted at Brock Environmental Center

    November 6, 2017

    On the morning of Saturday November 4, 2017, youth from a Virginia Beach 4-H club planted 12 saplings from the historic Emancipation Oak at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach.

  • Scouts Come Together to Save the Bay

    October 6, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay’s number one filter feeder is not one of the first things that come to mind for most Eagle Scout projects.

  • One Amazing Week and the Next 50 Years

    July 21, 2017

    "Education is the best long-term investment in the Chesapeake Bay." After gathering student leaders from across the watershed for a week of hands-on Bay education, these words by CBF President Will Baker ring true.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 90-Year-Old Volunteer to Save the Bay

    March 28, 2017

    Though Walter Zadan recently celebrated his 90th birthday, the Williamsburg resident keeps up a schedule that is unusual for a nonagenarian.

  • Speaking up for Clean Water

    February 15, 2017

    Just eleven years after Captain John Smith led the original exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, the Western Hemisphere's oldest legislative body was founded when Virginia's House of Burgesses met in 1619.

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