Save the Bay Blog

CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, our work, and conservation issues of the moment. Read on!

  • A Bay Champion Lost

    July 15, 2024

    CBF mourns the tremendous loss of Doug Myers, Maryland Senior Scientist, staunch environmental advocate, compassionate friend.

  • Planting Roots in the Bay

    July 9, 2024

    CBF Student Leader Brianna Akuamoah-Boateng reflects on her Bay experiences and looks to the future.

  • Everybody’s Fish: Striped Bass on the Move

    July 5, 2024

    Their impressive annual migrations from estuarine nurseries to summer ocean feeding grounds make striped bass a cultural icon along the Atlantic Coast. But with populations struggling, the fish need many helping hands along the way.

  • Legislators, Governor Must Build on Clean Water Momentum with Greater Investments in ACAP

    July 2, 2024

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is calling on Pennsylvania’s Governor and legislators to step up to the plate again, by including increased and sustained investments in the Clean Streams Fund and Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program that help farmers reduce pollution.

  • Save the Bay News: Blue Crabs Abroad, Osprey, and a Summer Vacation for Striped Bass

    June 29, 2024

    This month, we explore all the incredible wildlife our Chesapeake Bay has to offer, the threats these critters face, and what we can do to help.

  • The Osprey Garden: A Chesapeake Eden at Risk

    June 25, 2024

    In the 1960s and ’70s, osprey almost entirely disappeared from the Bay region. The reason? The harmful insecticide DDT. After the chemical was banned, the Bay's osprey population rebounded. But today, in one portion of the Bay, osprey have plummeted to even lower levels.

  • A Rising Tide for Climate Literacy

    June 24, 2024

    Over the past school year, CBF partnered with Anne Arundel County Public Schools to develop classroom investigations studying climate resiliency and the local impacts of climate change. The new program lead to the first field experience in Annapolis in May.

  • Blue Catfish Conundrum

    June 21, 2024

    While invasive blue catfish continue to eat the Chesapeake Bay alive, the voracious predators are being released and welcomed into parts of Pennsylvania, where they are native.

  • To Thrive in the Chesapeake Bay, Striped Bass Need a Summer Vacation

    June 20, 2024

    The hot days of summer are when striped bass are most vulnerable. With the right steps now, we can rebuild a healthy striped bass fishery for the future. Anglers, find out what you can do this summer to give striped bass a boost.

  • Bonjour Blue Crabs: Low in Chesapeake, On the Rise Elsewhere

    June 14, 2024

    While the recent blue crab survey showed numbers remain low for blue crabs in the Chesapeake, this iconic Bay species is showing up in wildly unexpected places across the globe, including France, Croatia, and Maine.

  • Marvelous Macros: Tiny Aquatic Creatures With an Important Message

    May 29, 2024

    By looking at the 'bugs' below the water's surface, we can all learn more about the health of rivers and streams.

  • Maryland’s Future Depends on Outdoor Learning

    May 28, 2024

    Research shows that outdoor learning helps students improve resilience, problem solving, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork and leads to higher test scores and stronger engagement in school.

  • Save the Bay News: Places to Explore, Richmond's Lorax, and Striped Bass Spawning

    May 24, 2024

    This month, we're highlighting some of our favorite stories from the spring edition of Save the Bay magazine!

  • The Year of the Tree

    May 21, 2024

    CBF backed nine tree conservation bills in Virginia in 2024, and a historic number of them made it all the way to the governor’s desk. CBF's Ann Jurczyk is one reason advocacy is paying off.

  • Portrait of a Watershed

    May 20, 2024

    At any given moment, a seemingly endless number of variables are interacting across our 64,000-square-mile watershed. Scientists and researchers use two primary tools to paint a picture of the Bay, its rivers and streams, and the progress being made to restore them.

  • Places to Go, Things to Do in the Chesapeake Region

    May 14, 2024

    11 magical Bay watershed destinations to explore this spring and summer.

  • An Uncertain Nursery

    May 13, 2024

    The Chesapeake Bay is a famed spawning ground for Atlantic striped bass. But changeable—and changing—conditions are likely contributing to the species’ troubles.

  • Our 5 Favorite Things About Spring on the Chesapeake

    May 7, 2024

    The locusts are blooming, the ospreys are cheeping, and the calendars are filling up! Now's the time to savor everything there is to love about spring on the Chesapeake.

  • Oyster Reef Thrives Below Abandoned Harbor Fort

    May 4, 2024

    Even in what might seem like the unlikeliest of places, oysters have proven themselves resilient and will help us grow a better future.

  • Innovations in Oyster Aquaculture

    May 1, 2024

    Oyster Girl Oysters works to create a novel, low-cost system for flipping oyster cages and advancing the aquaculture industry.

  • Save the Bay News: River Revitalization, Ticks, and a Bay for Everyone

    April 26, 2024

    Despite the vast scale of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, restoration is often hyperlocal and deeply personal. Read on for stories of people and communities connecting to clean water and working to save the Bay.

  • Does the Chesapeake Bay Get Allergies?

    April 24, 2024

    Every April, pollen becomes an inescapable part of life in the Chesapeake region. Trees, following their age-old instinct to reproduce, release puffs of this fine yellow-green dust. What does it mean for the Bay?

  • Shaped by a Salamander

    April 23, 2024

    Five years after their triumphant campaign to crown the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania’s state amphibian, former CBF student leaders are taking on the world of conservation, education, and law.

  • A Minuscule Pest with a Powerful Impact

    April 18, 2024

    Lyme disease cases have nearly doubled in the United States over the past two decades. What is behind these numbers, and what does it mean for our environment and our health?

  • Bay Foundation Equity Director Wants Advocacy as Diverse as Nature

    April 16, 2024

    Carmera Thomas-Wilhite is the first vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in CBF's history, and a leading regional voice on the critical topic.

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