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  • Slowing the Flow: A Pioneering Parking Lot

    September 7, 2016

    A parking lot isn't usually something to get excited about. But believe it or not, the Ashland Police Department's new lot is pretty innovative when it comes to fighting pollution.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    September 2, 2016

    We all love clean water, but sometimes the path to achieving it is not all that "sexy." From talk of septic systems to land use management, to excess nutrients, the science and policy of clean water can be rather tedious and boring.

  • We Should Ramp up Bay Restoration, Not Roll Back Protections

    September 1, 2016

    After decades of restoration efforts, the Chesapeake Bay is finally starting to show promising signs. The oyster population is beginning to rebound.

  • Labor Day Picnic Recipes We Love (Without the Meat!)

    August 29, 2016

    Here's an idea: What if we were to swap the burger for some healthy and equally delicious (if not more so) meatless meals this Labor Day?

  • What's in the Water? Part Two

    August 25, 2016

    This summer, as an intern in the Communications Department at CBF, I helped with a bacteria-monitoring project to educate the public on the water quality in their own backyard rivers and streams and the harmful effect that polluted runoff has on them.

  • What's in the Water? Part One

    August 24, 2016

    It's for folks like Janet and Pete Terry that I thought CBF should start a water-monitoring program. They need information like the guys at the Alamo needed ammunition.

  • This Week in the Watershed

    August 19, 2016

    George Washington once wrote in his diary that he "went a dragging for Sturgeon," fishing for a culinary staple in the 18th century. But it's more than being mentioned in George Washington's diary that makes the Atlantic sturgeon an American legend.

  • Fox Island Magic

    August 9, 2016

    As Arthur Sherwood, one of CBF's founding members and first executive director, said: "The place to teach people about the Bay is on it and in it."

  • This Week in the Watershed

    August 5, 2016

    The lazy, dog days of summer might be upon us, but saving the Bay never stops.

  • Ditches for Clean Water

    August 3, 2016

    The word "ditch" doesn't conjure up good feelings about water quality, wildlife habitat, or aesthetics.

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