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.
25 Nov 2020 00:01:29
This year tested us like no other. But the passion, strength, and resilience of the CBF community continues to shine. Never has our fight for clean water been more important. And never have we been more honored and overwhelmed by the unyielding support of the CBF family.
30 Sep 2020 00:00:54
What are all the cool cats doing these days? They're oyster gardening!
27 Jul 2020 00:04:09
Morgan’s Last Standing farm is among the last Black-owned farms in Clarke County, Virginia.
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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
April 16, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at what it means to save the Bay in the era of climate change.
March 19, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how decades of overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and now climate change, have put many species in trouble.
February 19, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at some of the farmers implementing conservation measures to help save the 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.