• Photo of the Week: No Better Place on Earth Than Here

    June 20, 2016

    Sunset on the Great Wicomico River, just after witnessing a large pod of dolphins playing near Reedville.

  • Life on the Chickahominy

    June 7, 2016

    In mid-May, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation partnered with Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality to canoe the Chickahominy with the Watershed Educators Institute, made up of field educators from organizations across Virginia. Below is just a glimpse of that beautiful day out on the water . . .

  • 6,000 Virginians Giving Back to the Bay

    June 6, 2016

  • Photo of the Week: It Wasn't Until . . .

    May 31, 2016

    A young Bald Eagle comes in for a delicate landing on a branch that seems too flimsy to hold him . . . but did! Taken in late February on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, Virginia.

  • Teachers on the Bay

    May 26, 2016

    Last summer, I participated in CBF's Chesapeake Classrooms course, Teachers on the Bay, thanks to a scholarship from the Garden Club of the Northern Neck.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Opportunistic Eagles

    May 10, 2016

    On a recent spring morning, I was fortunate to be in my skiff on Cat Point Creek, a tidal tributary of the Rappahannock River in Richmond County, Virginia.

  • A Park Manager Looks Back on 27 Clean the Bay Days

    May 4, 2016

    In the spring of 1989, 16-year-old Cameron Swain went on an outing with her family in Hampton Roads to pick up trash on a beach. As a teenager, she didn't realize that the small informal cleanup would become the first everClean the Bay Day, now going stronger than ever as it enters its 28th year.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Egret Colonies

    April 17, 2016

    The Great Egret is a large wading bird common to the Bay but residing largely along the Southeastern U.S. coast in winter.

  • April Is Oyster Month!

    April 7, 2016

    We all know oysters are awesome. They filter our water; they provide important habitat and protection from storms; and they are delicious.

  • What Did You Do on Your Spring Break?

    March 30, 2016

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