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.
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.
01 Jul 2020 00:00:59
Did you know that forests are critical natural filters for clean water? Maryland forests are facing development pressures and need strong legislation and local support to protect them
24 Jun 2020 00:00:59
Oyster farming—the practice of cultivating oysters for food—is a growing part of Maryland and Virginia's economy.
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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.
06 May 2020 Episode 8 | 00:06:16
Believe it or not, mummichogs were the first fish sent into space. This "mud minnow," common in brackish marshes, lives an amazing secret life serving science, wildlife, and fishermen. Learn more from Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist.
22 Apr 2020 Episode 7 | 00:02:40
Where do shad and herring lay their eggs after migrating from the ocean? Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, explores the remarkable spring shad and herring migration.
14 Apr 2020 Episode 6 | 00:04:53
How do trees battle climate change? Can trees reduce flooding? And how do trees lead to healthier rivers and streams? Join Harry Campbell, CBF's Science Policy and Advocacy Director in Pennsylvania, as he explores why trees are VIPs (Very Important Plants).
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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.