Water Quality

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Bay Mutiny

    July 20, 2018

    In 1608, during the first exploration of the Chesapeake Bay by European settlers, it was Captain John Smith who led the way. Of the countless voyages throughout this national treasure since, it's a safe bet that most had a captain.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Blessing and a Curse

    July 13, 2018

    The recent hot and sunny weather throughout the watershed has blessed many of us with picturesque days to swim, fish, or work in our gardens. But this weather isn’t a blessing to some.

  • This Month on the Bay: Life in an Eelgrass Bed

    July 11, 2018

    If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Best Bang for Our Buck

    July 6, 2018

    The least expensive ways to fight pollution also targets the largest source of pollution—agricultural runoff.

  • Fixing the Pipes in Charm City

    July 5, 2018

    One hundred and fourteen years ago, spring was an exciting time in Baltimore.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Bay Building Blocks

    June 29, 2018

    Speak of the Chesapeake Bay and thoughts of the mighty oyster or beloved blue crab are not far away. These treasured critters are not only delectable but are critical building blocks for the health of the Bay's ecology.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Investing in Clean Water

    June 8, 2018

    When Virginia's General Assembly adjourned in March, there was one item unresolved. There was deadlock on the state budget. But following a lengthy special session, it's clear there is something legislators all agree on: clean water.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Halfway There

    June 1, 2018

    The history of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are riddled with grand promises, high expectations, and missed deadlines. But the story changed when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint was introduced in 2010.

  • The Original Clean the Bay Day Crew Reunites

    May 24, 2018

    On May 15, a small group of people concerned about the state of the Bay and its beaches reconvened for the first time in many years.

  • Naturally Sunkissed Farm: Making the World Wilder and More Flavorful

    May 23, 2018

    This couple has made it a priority in life to craft a wilder world by mimicking the natural processes of the earth in their farming techniques.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Little Spark

    May 18, 2018

    When Robert Dean was planning the first Clean the Bay Day 29 years ago, his greatest worry was getting enough volunteers to leave the comfort of their homes on a Saturday morning to get dirty and tired picking up trash. But he underestimated the love Virginians have for their waterways.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Threats and Resilience

    May 11, 2018

    Like the victim of Chinese water torture, the Chesapeake Bay seems afflicted by a constant stream of assaults, most of them man-made.

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