29 Sep 2017
It goes without saying, but the Bay looked awfully different when Captain John Smith first navigated its waters in 1608. The journals of Smith reveal a Bay bursting with life.
Topics: Advocate, Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Community, Conservation, Eastern Oysters, Events, Fisheries, Fishing, Food and Drink, Fun, Habitat Degradation, Sustainability, Water Quality, What We Have to Lose
25 Sep 2017
Amazing critters are thriving in the Lafayette River, an urban waterway entirely within Norfolk city limits. The great variety of life found on a recent biological survey of the Lafayette River is one more sign that this once-polluted river is getting better.
Topics: Water Quality
22 Sep 2017
Archaeologists can learn a lot about a civilization by looking in one place–the trash pit.
Topics: Advocate, Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, Community, Conservation, Eastern Oysters, Events, Fishing, Food and Drink, Fun, Habitat Degradation, Sustainability, Water Quality, What We Have to Lose
20 Sep 2017
We are all bound together in a mind-bogglingly complex web of life, in which what happens to one species affects multiple others. Yet up to now, we have governed many of our natural resources in a vacuum called single-species management.
Topics: Atlantic Menhaden
15 Sep 2017
As we’ve written before, menhaden might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but there’s a reason they’re often called "the most important fish in the sea."
08 Sep 2017
It’s no secret we’re living in an era of division. On what feels like every issue, consensus is avoided like the plague. But despite this current political climate, we can all agree that clean water crosses party lines.
05 Sep 2017
As Pennsylvania considers yet another budget that does not adequately fund efforts to clean up its rivers and streams, the federal House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending bill that would cut support for the Chesapeake Bay Program from $73 million to $60 million.
01 Sep 2017
Here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we're often asked, "What can I do to help save the Bay?" While there isn't just one answer to that question, one of my favorite idioms is relevant—90 percent of life is showing up.
16 Aug 2017
Virginia's Beach's Pleasure House Brewing and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have teamed up to brew a one-of-a-kind beer using rainwater collected at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center.