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.
20 Apr 2020 00:05:45
To make sure your bare root seedlings get a great head start, watch this step-by-step tutorial by Matt Kowalski, CBF's Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist.
16 Apr 2020 00:03:07
Why is planting native trees good for wildlife and people? Can mulching improperly actually harm a tree? And should you hold off on major pruning in the spring? Kristen Hoke, CBF Restoration Specialist in Pennsylvania, offers springtime tips for trees around your home.
06 Apr 2020 00:01:34
Retired CBF Senior Naturalist John Page Williams shows us how the world wakes up this time of year.
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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.
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 24, 2020
Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona
April 23, 2020
Despite the stay-at-home orders these days, we can still work to save 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.
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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.
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).
09 Apr 2020 Episode 5 | 00:05:32
Why do ospreys return to the Bay and its rivers every spring? How do they use aerodynamics while fishing? Can you tell a juvenile bald eagle from an adult? Retired Senior Naturalist John Page Williams explores the habits of these wonderful watershed birds.
27 Mar 2020 Episode 4 | 00:05:28
Why do marshes sometimes smell like rotten eggs? How do they migrate as sea levels rise? And what does it all mean for the Bay in a changing climate? CBF Maryland Senior Scientist Doug Myers digs into the muck to explain the mysteries of 'blue carbon.'
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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.