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.
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.
24 Jun 2020 00:01:53
Capt. John Garland runs Screaming Reels Fishing Charters, going after invasive blue catfish on the James River near Richmond.
11 Jun 2020 00:02:24
Here are 10 simple things that will lead to cleaner water in y/our rivers, streams and the 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
August 5, 2020
Oysters are one of the watershed's favorite bivalves. But how are they doing?
August 4, 2020
When you think about the Bay watershed, you may not immediately think of Pennsylvania—but the state’s waters are integral to the health of the Bay.
August 3, 2020
Blue crabs are known far and wide as a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay region. But how are they doing?
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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.
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.