Emmy Nicklin

Director of Digital Communications

Girl in marsh near Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Emmy Nicklin

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Emmy Nicklin lives in Annapolis by way of New York, Key West, and Virginia. She currently serves as CBF's Director of Digital Communications and is fond of any writing assignment involving boats, water, and passionate Bay champions. 

She has a degree from the University of Virginia and a master's in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University. She has written for a number of publications, including Key West Magazine, The Piedmont Virginian Magazine, and The Toast, as well as for various environmental organizations.

When not working, she is exploring far-flung places around the globe, hurling herself into any body of water (but most especially the Chesapeake Bay), and doing as much reading and writing as possible. Her favorite Bay spot is her family's place on Fishing Bay in her native state of Virginia.

@emmynicklin


Emmy's Posts

  • Here Comes the Story of a Hurricane

    July 19, 2022

    Fifty years ago last month, monster storm Agnes unleashed horror on the Chesapeake Bay region. That was just the beginning.

  • Postcards from Paradise

    May 27, 2022

    Every summer, hundreds of teachers, principals, and administrators participate in a CBF's professional development immersion courses along the Bay and its rivers. In between testing water quality and setting crab pots, participants learn lessons to bring back to the classroom and fall in love with teaching again.

  • 52 Years of Earth Day

    April 21, 2022

    This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. This important day set off an extraordinary movement to celebrate our natural world and inspire people from all walks of life to stand up for its critical protection and restoration. Look at the history of what this day has meant to all of us who insist on a clean and healthy Earth.

  • Nine Reasons We Love Spring

    April 5, 2022

    As if we really needed a reason! Still here are some of our favorite things about this special season in the watershed.

  • Women Saving the Bay and Making History

    March 25, 2022

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked eight talented CBF women what inspires them each and every day to keep pushing the save the Bay movement forward.

  • Building a Farm, and a Movement

    February 17, 2022

    In his 40 years at CBF’s Clagett Farm, Michael Heller has transformed the way we think about food, farms, and the connection between our lands and waters.

  • What Does Hurricane Ida Mean for the Chesapeake Bay?

    September 2, 2021

    CBF's Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee tells us what we need to know.

  • Four Surprising Facts About Chesapeake Jellyfish

    August 17, 2021

    Admit it—it wouldn’t be a Chesapeake summer without sea nettles. From where to watch for nettles to treating their irritating stings, here are four things to know about jellyfish.

  • Tiny but Mighty

    May 20, 2021

    Bees are critical to our culture, economy, and environment. So why are we losing them at an alarming rate?

  • 7 Reasons Spring Is Awesome

    March 26, 2021

    As if we really needed a reason! Still, here are some of our favorite things about this magical season along the Bay.

  • Global Pandemic or Not, We Won’t Stop Putting Oysters in the Bay

    March 17, 2021

    In the face of unprecedented challenges, we worked with partners to complete one of the world’s largest oyster restoration projects in the Little Choptank River.

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Climate Change, Nature Journaling, and Menhaden

    May 1, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Spring Peepers, Raindrops, and Earth Day

    April 24, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • 50 Reasons Why We Love the Bay

    April 22, 2020

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, 50 Bay lovers attempt to describe the indescribable. Just what it is they love about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Trees, Scavenger Hunts, and Nature Journals

    April 17, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Spring and Osprey

    April 10, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • We're Bringing the Bay to You

    March 27, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

    December 31, 2019

    Before we welcome 2020 with open arms, we decided to take a look back and see what you, the reader, valued and cared about most. So without further ado, these are the top five most popular blog posts from 2019 . . .

  • Could It Happen Here?

    August 16, 2019

    Last week, three dogs—Abby, Izzy and Harpo—had a play date in and around a seemingly harmless pond in Wilmington, North Carolina. A few hours later all three were dead. The culprit? A poisonous blue-green algae.

  • What's the Deal with the Dead Zone?

    June 19, 2019

    Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones in decades in the Bay this summer. But what does that really mean? Dr. Beth McGee answers all our questions.

  • Blue Crabs Are Back!

    May 6, 2019

    What do the latest crab survey numbers mean for the health of our beloved blue crabs and our Bay?

  • "That's All There Is"

    April 22, 2019

    Remembering Earth Day Founder Senator Gaylord Nelson 49 years later.

  • O Captain, My Captain

    March 29, 2019

    A conversation between Captain Tiffany Granberg, Captain Amanda Colianni, and Captain Ronnie Anderson--three of CBF's dedicated female captains and environmental educators in honor of Women's History Month.

  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson

    March 14, 2019

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that description than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the modern environmental movement.

  • The Love Lives of Chesapeake Critters

    February 14, 2019

    In honor of Valentine's Day, we took a look at some of the very weird mating habits of quintessential Chesapeake Bay critters!

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Winter on the Chesapeake

    January 24, 2019

    It's the heart of winter—an unusual time on the Chesapeake of darker, shorter days, low tides, and blistery cold weather. But just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you've always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.

  • What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for the Bay?

    January 23, 2019

    5 Things You Should Know.

  • Our Greatest Fears

    November 21, 2018

    Monday's presentation confirmed some of our greatest fears about the Bay’s oyster population. The results found that Maryland’s oyster population declined by more than half from around 600 million market size oysters in 1999 to less than 300 million in early 2018.

  • This Week's Election

    November 8, 2018

    Many are asking what Tuesday's election will mean for the Bay. Our staff are assessing the new political landscape and the opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead.

  • Chesapeake Born

    September 13, 2018

    A lifelong Chesapeake waterman, father of nine, World War II vet, teacher, carpenter, farmer, and husband, Nat Jones life is nothing if not rich.

  • Sharks in the Bay?!

    August 14, 2018

    A shark catch in southern Maryland waters has launched a flurry of questions across the region. CBF's Doug Myers tells us what we need to know.

  • Baby Osprey's Starring Role on Webcam

    July 19, 2018

    We have a new addition to the CBF family in the form of a baby osprey hatched on July 2, 2018, and viewable on our osprey cam!

  • Summer Picnic Recipes We Love (Without the Meat!)

    July 1, 2018

    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 summer?

  • 9 Reasons Spring Is Amazing

    April 10, 2018

    Planting trees, sailing boats, picking strawberries, celebrating Earth Day, there are so many reasons spring may be the very best season on the Chesapeake Bay!

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters

    February 19, 2018

    Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you’ve always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.

  • Happy Holidays!

    December 20, 2017

    The dawning of the New Year is a time to focus on our goals with renewed energy and resolve. At the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, we look toward 2018 as a time to work even more vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a restored Chesapeake Bay.

  • Thanksgiving on the Bay

    November 21, 2017

    This Thursday, in a tradition 28 years in the making, I will be feasting on Chesapeake oysters and sipping Bloody Marys with family and friends while overlooking my favorite place in the world—Fishing Bay in Deltaville, Virginia.

  • Bay Blood

    November 13, 2017

    Friends, colleagues, and CBF legends Mary Tod Winchester, John Page Williams, and Bill Goldsborough got together to reflect on the Bay, CBF, and their lives’ work—all closely, even inextricably linked. Between the three of them, they have devoted more than a century to the mission of saving the Bay.

  • Top 5 Reasons We Can't Wait for Summer

    May 3, 2017

    Just 48 days and counting, we can't wait for all the fantastic things to do in the Chesapeake Bay area this summer.

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