Bringing the Bay Home

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A serene sunset in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

Photo Credit: Jon McRay

Enjoying, exploring, and saving the Bay together from home.

Bring the Bay home by exploring our interactive activities, educational videos, helpful resources, and more.

Video Stories

From watching the Bay's rivers come to life with spring to talking with our local oyster farmers, 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.

  • Silvopasture: Adding Trees to Pastures to Improve Lands and Waters

    Silvopasture is the integration of trees and grazing livestock that enhances herd health and farm productivity. Trees for Graziers' Austin Unruh and Pennsylvania farmer Tim Sauder show us on-the-ground silvopasture progress in Lancaster County.

  • Freshwater Mussels: Unsung Heroes at Risk

    In the rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, dozens of species of freshwater mussels do wild and wonderful things that remain hidden to almost everyone.

  • Fish and Fellowship

    Every spring, anglers from all walks of life flock to the James River in Richmond as shad, perch, catfish, and more show up in great numbers. Hear from them how waterways bring us together and just plain make life better.

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Learn Outside, Learn at Home

Dig into educational resources designed to keep teachers, parents, and students connected to the Bay and the watershed from their own backyard, porch, or park.
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CBF Webinars

From freshwater mussels to microplastics, CBF's webinars serve up timely, science-based explorations into Bay topics that will delight and inform.
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Interactive Activities

Coloring Pages

Local artist David Scheirer has transformed his extraordinary art into coloring pages for you and your family to enjoy.
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Chesapeake Bay Crossword Puzzle

Test your Chesapeake Bay knowledge with our newest activity: a Chesapeake Bay crossword puzzle.
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Oyster Quiz

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!
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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

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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.

  • Ask an Expert: How are Federal Rollbacks Impacting Wetlands?

    How are streams and wetlands impacted by federal rollbacks, like the rollback of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule?

  • Ask an Expert: What Is a Fish Kill?

    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?

  • Ask an Expert: What's the Buzz About Bee Balm?

    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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Zoom Bay Backgrounds

Bring the Bay to your next virtual happy hour or birthday party with one of our exciting Bay backgrounds.
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Bay Cam

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.

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Support the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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