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A crab covered in oil. An oil spill in the waters near the mouth of the Bay could destroy an entire year class of blue crabs.

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Gov. Northam to Join Forum on Virginia Offshore Drilling Concerns

(NORFOLK, VA)–Governor Ralph Northam will join other distinguished panelists in discussing concerns about proposed oil and gas drilling off Virginia’s coast at a March 5, Blue Planet Forum titled Offshore Drilling: Perspectives to Consider.

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CBF Statement on Clean Water Programs in Proposed Virginia Budgets

(RICHMOND, VA)—In separate proposed budgets released Sunday, the Virginia Senate Finance Committee and House Appropriations Committee released funding proposals for the Commonwealth’s clean water programs for the next two fiscal years.

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DC on the Half Shell 2018

Photo: Daniel Swartz

DC on the Half Shell

6:30 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 26, 2018 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.


Invasive Species Removal

10:00 a.m.-Noon
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Blue Planet Forum

Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: March 5
  • Ted Constant Center, Big Blue Room
  • Norfolk, Virginia

Bees, Trees, and Clean Water

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Monroe, Virginia

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Bands in the Sand

5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland
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Extremely low tides are common throughout the Chesapeake during winter.

Photo: Emmy Nicklin/CBF Staff.

Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters

Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are...

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Breaking News: Menhaden Maneuvers

In an update on "Keep the Cap" (Episode 74), CBF President Will Baker and Maryland Fisheries Scientist...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Sunset After a Storm

The Bay is a special place to sit back and relax by kayaking, fishing, crabbing, and watching pelicans, eagles, and ospreys! It is heaven on earth.

Sharon Sylvia

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