A.J. Metcalf lives in Annapolis after sojourns in Ellicott City and Silver Spring where he worked as a local news reporter. He handles Maryland media relations and communications for CBF and can often be seen speaking with reporters about the watershed and Bay restoration.
He has degrees in political science and journalism from Boston University and grew up in Rhode Island. Prior to joining CBF, he covered local news in Howard County and then helped launch Bethesda Beat, a daily online news website in Montgomery County, where he wrote about politics, government, and transportation issues.
A.J. enjoys all water activities. In the summer you may find him tubing down the Patapsco River, kayaking on Tuckahoe Creek, or fishing for Maryland blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay. Look out for his dog Teddy too, a lab mix who enjoys rivers and lakes far more than the ocean.
A.J. is no longer at CBF.
March 15, 2023
A delegation of environmental advocates, aquaculture operators, and scientists met with legislators to support important aquaculture bills being considered in the Maryland General Assembly.
February 16, 2023
The new Conowingo Dam license process can be transformative for the Bay, but only if Maryland officials can work through the challenges of dealing with the dam’s private operator, the utility Constellation Energy.
August 17, 2022
A proposed salmon factory puts Maryland's endangered Atlantic sturgeon population at risk.
July 14, 2022
The state's urban tree planting program presents an opportunity to deal with sweltering heat in the city.
March 11, 2022
This one-of-a-kind vessel has changed the way we restore oysters—and save the Bay.
March 2, 2022
Resurgence of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay is reason to continue pollution-reduction efforts.
October 27, 2021
Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.
September 22, 2021
The tropical Wood Stork is rarely seen in Maryland, but could have been blown north by Hurricane Ida.
July 6, 2021
After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
November 10, 2020
From the largest oyster restoration project in the world to energized local community plantings, Maryland oysters get a helping hand.
August 13, 2020
In the past year, elected officials in Anne Arundel, Howard, and Frederick County have all increased forest protections.
July 28, 2020
A group of Chesapeake Bay Foundation student leaders convened this month to try to answer a challenging question: What should a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Outdoor Bill of Rights include?
November 15, 2019
Volunteers helped CBF plant more than 1,000 trees and shrubs at the home of Hollywood Oyster Co. in November.
October 18, 2019
Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.
September 6, 2019
On a blustery and snowy March day at Maryland’s General Assembly, about a dozen hearty oyster advocates to support two bills designed to help increase the oyster population in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
May 7, 2019
Maryland's Clean Water Blueprint must get Maryland to the reductions necessary to meet its commitment to the 2010 federal “Total Maximum Daily Load.”
April 12, 2019
Despite the success of several important environmental bills, the post-session celebration was tempered by the loss of House Speaker Michael Busch, a longtime advocate for the Chesapeake Bay.
February 20, 2019
2019 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference highlighted changes in the Bay’s regenerative business.
October 25, 2018
To figure out how South Korea’s second-largest city can solve its pollution issues, two reporters traveled around the world to Maryland.