From watching the Bay's rivers come to life with spring to talking with oyster farmers and other businesses about how they're impacted by COVID-19, we're bringing you out on the water and beyond with compelling stories and helpful tips about Bay life and the current challenges facing it.
14 Aug 2020 00:00:46
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about our personal and professional lives, but CBF staff are still pushing forward with Bay restoration efforts across the watershed safely and responsibly.
27 Jul 2020 00:04:09
Morgan’s Last Standing farm is among the last Black-owned farms in Clarke County, Virginia.
08 Jul 2020 00:01:14
CBF acts as a watchdog to elevate good practices for healing our waterways, while being vigilant in opposing projects, proposal, and regulatory rollbacks that threaten the Chesapeake Bay.
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From freshwater mussels to microplastics, CBF's webinars serve up timely, science-based explorations into Bay topics that will delight and inform.
Zoom Bay Backgrounds
Bring the Bay to your next virtual happy hour or birthday party with one of our exciting Bay backgrounds.
Pledge to Save the Bay from Home
Sign our pledge to do your part to restore and protect the Bay from home during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Local artist David Scheirer has transformed his extraordinary art into coloring pages for you and your family to enjoy.
Chesapeake Bay Crossword Puzzle
Test your Chesapeake Bay knowledge with our newest activity: a Chesapeake Bay crossword puzzle.
You may know a healthy Chesapeake Bay depends on water-filtering oysters. But what else do you know about the Bay's favorite bivalve? Take the popular oyster quiz to find out!
Take the Quiz
Bay Footprint Calculator
Use this fun and handy tool to identify ways your lifestyle adds pollution to the Bay and what you can do to reduce it.
Find Your Footprint
Save the Bay Blogs
September 18, 2020
Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of COVID-19.
September 17, 2020
Charles County becomes the latest battleground over forest protections.
September 16, 2020
It will take the work of many hands for Pennsylvania to lessen its impact as the greatest source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.
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Ask an Expert Series
How does the Chesapeake Bay's amazing natural system work? And how can we restore and protect it? Explore the answers with our CBF experts in this bite-sized video series.
26 Aug 2020 Episode 11 | 00:01:28
How are streams and wetlands impacted by federal rollbacks, like the rollback of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule?
14 Aug 2020 Episode 10 | 00:03:23
Why do dozens, hundreds, or sometimes even thousands of fish wash ashore dead? What types of environmental factors can cause these mass die-offs? How can we prevent them from happening?
12 May 2020 Episode 9 | 00:02:05
What native plant is medicinal, can be used as a tasty tea, is good for the environment, and has beautiful flowers that attract bees and butterflies? Find out why bee balm could be a great addition to your garden with CBF's Jay Ford.
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Learn Outside, Learn at Home
At home with children? Dig into interactive and social resources with your at-home student to learn about the Bay and its watershed from your own backyard, porch, or park.
This penthouse overlooking CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters and the beautiful Bay has housed both geese and osprey over the years. Tune in and take a Zen break—if nothing else, enjoy those calming Bay waters in the background.
Sunrise & Sunset Cams
Enjoy these marsh (east) and cove (west) views looking out from the Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center which is situated on 20 acres of marsh in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Check the sun tables from NOAA for times and tune in for the next sunrise or sunset.