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.
21 Apr 2020 00:00:34
Champion Oyster Shucker Deborah Pratt from Virginia’s Middle Peninsula demonstrates her unique lip-shucking method to open an oyster.
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.
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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
July 21, 2020
The GIANT Company has installed a ground and rooftop solar system of over 6,700 panels that is good for light bills and bees.
July 17, 2020
Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of COVID-19.
July 16, 2020
Clean air should be a top priority for EPA. But the agency is ignoring the science yet again, putting human health and water quality at risk by refusing to strengthen standards for particulate matter pollution.
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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.
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.