Codi Yeager

Senior Writer

Codi Yeager

Codi Yeager lives in Annapolis and serves as CBF's Senior Writer. She grew up in northern Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan and believes most good things in life happen near the water.

After earning a degree in journalism and biology at West Virginia University, she nearly became a botanist. But she decided she liked writing about science (and talking with cool science people) even better than studying it. Her subsequent work as an environmental reporter took her all over the country, from the Alaskan Arctic to the prairies of North Dakota to the Mojave Desert.

Outside of work, she's happy to do any activity that involves strapping on hiking boots and affords plenty of opportunities to take pictures of plants.


Codi's Posts

  • Speaking for the Streams

    September 20, 2022

    Nancy Kelly has waded, assessed, and protected the Bay's rivers for decades.

  • Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?

    August 30, 2022

    Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.

  • Tracing a River's Rage

    July 20, 2022

    Kicking off a week-long exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, students connect the dots between climate change, communities, and water quality in Ellicott City, Maryland and beyond.

  • Catching a Heat Wave

    July 18, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay is warming. Researchers are finding out why—and what a hotter future means.

  • Pass the Salt, Please

    June 17, 2022

    Oysters like things a little salty. So, what happens when the Bay gets fresh?

  • Forest Fish

    March 9, 2022

    CBF's Brian Gish has a plan to restore habitat for brook trout in Pennsylvania.

  • Dinner and a Movie: How to Love the Bay This Valentine's Day

    February 10, 2022

    From fungi documentaries to French classics, spatchcocked chicken to oysters and mignonette, these farm films and foods pair perfectly with Chesapeake Bay-saving.

  • Natural Born Chesapeake Leader

    January 3, 2022

    Hilary Harp Falk, a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration, leading organizational change, and coalition building, is CBF's next president and CEO.

  • Relentless—Part 3: The Bay's Moment

    December 15, 2021

    After securing the historic Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the best, and perhaps last, chance for Bay restoration—Will Baker and CBF are still pushing.

  • Relentless—Part 2: A Movement Rises

    December 14, 2021

    Will Baker takes the helm as CBF’s Executive Director—just in time to shape one of the most momentous periods in Chesapeake Bay restoration history.

  • Relentless—Part 1: The Tree

    December 13, 2021

    In 1976, a young Will Baker is working as an arborist when he’s asked to help Save the Bay and joins CBF as an intern.

  • Environmental Justice, More Than Just A Check Mark

    October 1, 2021

    Environmental justice starts in communities, not courtrooms.

  • Blue Crabs: How are They Doing?

    June 23, 2021

    Long-term, blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are doing better than they were. But a record low number of juvenile crabs this year raises the need for caution. Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, breaks down the numbers and what they mean.

  • Life in a Rain Garden

    June 11, 2021

    For us, it's water infrastructure. For birds and insects, it's home.

  • 5 Ways Bay Restoration Influences Your Health

    May 19, 2021

    What does water quality have to do with heart disease, stress, and memory? More than you may think!

  • 'The Greatest Opportunity': 5 Takeaways from Secretary Blinken's Climate Speech on the Chesapeake Bay

    April 21, 2021

    In a national address from CBF headquarters in Annapolis, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week called for American leadership on climate change and highlighted the Chesapeake Bay as a blueprint for innovation to lead the world forward. Here are five big takeaways from his speech.

  • In Hot Water

    April 13, 2021

    The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming generated by climate change. The Bay and the species that call it home are feeling the heat.

  • Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 101

    March 3, 2021

    An introduction and what you need to know about this influential fishery management body and how it affects the Chesapeake Bay and some of our favorite fish.

  • Clean Water, New Grass, and Space for Wildlife

    February 16, 2021

    Rotational grazing improves water quality and pasture quality at Funkhouser Farms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

  • This Is the Way Small Farms Can Survive and Thrive

    February 8, 2021

    Dairy farmer Matt Bomgardner sees grazing as a way to save money and preserve family farms.

  • The Day the Ladybugs Moved In

    February 1, 2021

    On their farm in Frederick County, Maryland, MK and Andrew Barnet are working to restore the soil, the water, and the planet—all in the name of good food and good life.

  • Tenacity for Trees

    December 8, 2020

    Despite a cancelled event, Keystone 10 Million Trees partner Anne Wain found a way to plant saplings in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Space to Shine

    December 2, 2020

    On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, High School Science Teacher Hemalatha Bhaskaran finds solutions in online environmental education.

  • What the Mahogany Tide Means for the Bay

    June 4, 2020

    We talk with CBF’s Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers to explain what's behind the rust-colored water in the mid-Bay's tidal rivers and what it means.

  • This Month on the Bay: The Dirt on Soil Health

    May 13, 2020

    What worms, a shovel, and some water can tell you about the miraculous world beneath your feet.

  • Climate Change Hits Home

    April 27, 2020

    The Chesapeake is changing. We can still save it—and the planet.

  • This Month on the Bay: Homebound Birding

    April 13, 2020

    We all may be stuck close to our nests, but webcams and windows are still aflutter as the Bay’s charismatic avian residents celebrate spring. Here’s what to look for.

  • This Month on the Bay: Tiny, Timid, Timberdoodle Dancers

    March 13, 2020

    The sun sank. The indigo evening swept in with a hush. Ears straining and flashlights ready, we waited for the timberdoodles.

  • Meeting Harriet

    February 26, 2020

    In the marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, Harriet Tubman’s story comes alive.

  • This Month on the Bay: Skunk Cabbage are the Bay’s Bouquet

    February 14, 2020

    An ode to mud puddles and odiferous plants.

  • Floods and Fees: How a Pennsylvania Town Found a Fix for Stormwater

    January 7, 2020

    By re-envisioning stormwater management as a service, Derry Township energized efforts to proactively manage, repair, and upgrade aging infrastructure, reduce chronic flooding, meet the increasing regulatory requirements of its MS4 stormwater permit, and clean up its streams.

  • Bringing the Farm to Life

    October 30, 2019

    Planting trees is part of treating the land—and cattle—right at Drager Farms in Lancaster County.

  • The Forest for the Trees

    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.

  • Follow the Filter Feeders

    August 22, 2019

    CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.

  • Show Me the Science: Virginia’s Refreshing Take on a Water Quality Quandary

    July 18, 2019

    Working together, researchers and policymakers created a win for the James River—and everyone else.

  • Speaking the Bay's Language

    July 11, 2019

    The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the balm that soothes Dr. Lorelly Solano's hectic days. To help protect it, she’s sharing her passion for the environment with a new generation of immigrants and Spanish-speaking citizens on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • Hope Springs Eternal. So Do the Shrimp.

    April 26, 2019

    Upon meeting the Bay for the first time, I came away an optimist.

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