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  • The Smell of Saving the Bay

    December 14, 2016

    Approaching a ragtag team of CBF volunteers and staff, my first observation was the putrid stench lofting from the truck lovingly called the, "Spatmobile." On a mild December day last week, CBF partnered with the South River Federation to plant 200,000 spat-on shell and 87,000 adult oysters.

  • Fishing with Marsh Rats

    December 13, 2016

    In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore with Bay blood coursing through their veins and fishing rods in their hands.

  • What's Bill Seeing in the Field: Slick Cam

    December 7, 2016

    Waterman David Melville harvests clams on "slick cam" (slick calm) waters near Gwynn's Island the day after Thanksgiving.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Cold Dip for the Bay

    December 2, 2016

    For the second straight year, a bunch of CBF staffers took a dip into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay as a thank you to the hundreds of generous CBF members who gave on Giving Tuesday.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 23, 2016

    At this special time of year, we're reminded of how grateful we are for all of you and your support of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.

  • Bill's Tried-and-True Thanksgiving Recipe

    November 22, 2016

    And as a small token of our gratitude, please enjoy Director of Fisheries Bill Goldsborough's favorite oyster stuffing recipe just in time for the holidays. It's the perfect addition to a hearty meal on a cold winter's day.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Threatened Pennsylvania Hallmark

    November 18, 2016

    Brook trout are a hallmark of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. As a great indicator for healthy water, their dwindling population is telling.

  • Cumberland County Setting the pace for Farm Inspections in Pennsylvania's Rebooted Clean Water Strategy

    November 17, 2016

    Cumberland County is getting positive reaction from farmers, as one of 28 conservation districts conducting farm inspections as prescribed in Pennsylvania's rebooted strategy to reduce pollution from agriculture.

  • Little Fish, Big Impact

    November 16, 2016

    Small, silvery, and packed with nutritional might, menhaden have long been thought of as "the most important fish in the sea."

  • This Week in the Watershed: All Hands on Deck

    November 4, 2016

    Now more than ever, CBF is focusing on engaging diverse audiences, including recently embarking on a field trip with members of Central Virginia's Hispanic community.

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