This Week in the Watershed: The Biggest Ever
April 20, 2018
A recently released study found that not only are Bay grasses flourishing, but the comeback of grasses is one of the few places on Earth where ecological improvements are a direct result of human efforts to reduce pollution.
A Common Thread: Prof. Ken Halanych and His Chesapeake Inspiration
April 19, 2018
A self-proclaimed “Baltimorean,” Prof. Ken Halanych grew up on and around the Chesapeake Bay.
Democracy in Action
April 18, 2018
When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.
Photo of the Week: The Hopeful and the Doomed
April 16, 2018
I wander the Chesapeake Bay beaches more than any other destination lately.
This Week in the Watershed: A Disappearing Act
April 13, 2018
After months of meetings, letters, phone calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act. Until the legislation disappeared.
This Month on the Bay: Springtime Silver in the Rivers in April
April 12, 2018
In the spring, our Chesapeake swells with silver: shad and river herring.
We're Half Way There: Cros-B-Crest Farm
April 11, 2018
(Staunton, VA)—Jimmy Crosby doesn't take a lot of ”bull” when it comes to his soil health.
9 Reasons Spring Is Amazing
April 10, 2018
Planting trees, sailing boats, picking strawberries, celebrating Earth Day, there are so many reasons spring may be the very best season on the Chesapeake Bay!
Photo of the Week: Sailor's Hat
April 9, 2018
One lifetime is not enough to explore the Bay and its tributaries.
This Week in the Watershed: Unfinished Business
April 6, 2018
It’s an exciting time on the Bay and its rivers and streams. Ospreys are back, flora is beginning to bloom, and the days are lengthening. And in Richmond and Annapolis, activity is beginning to wind down in the halls of its Capitols.
We're Half Way There: Windy Hill Farm
April 5, 2018
(Swoope, VA)—"It's February and I've still got grass!" Scott Miller exclaimed.
Chesapeake Farm Heroes: Mt. Nebo Farms, Accomack Co., VA
April 4, 2018
Lynn Gayle and his son, Sands, farm a wide range of fields in Accomack County, Virginia, from their home base near Onancock.
A First of Its Kind Project
April 2, 2018
Exciting news! Last week, in a first of its kind project in Maryland, the City of Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced a new strategy for improving neighborhoods while reducing water pollution at the same time.
This Week in the Watershed: Embracing Innovation
March 30, 2018
Every day we all witness a growing threat to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.
This Month on the Bay: Watching Northern Water Snakes in March
March 29, 2018
"Wow! Did you see that? A cottonmouth moccasin chased me on my water skis. Good thing I didn't fall."
In Case Anyone Is Asking: Warmer Temperatures Hurt the Bay
March 28, 2018
In a February interview on KSNV-TV in Las Vegas, Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, questioned whether a warming climate might actually be a good thing.
Fones Cliffs Fauna
March 27, 2018
There are few places like Fones Cliffs left in the Bay watershed.
Photo of the Week: Southpaw Sunrise
March 26, 2018
The fishing boat Southpaw before going out to tend fish traps.
This Week in the Watershed: Recognizing Success
March 23, 2018
In Washington’s polarized atmosphere, issues finding bipartisan support are few and far between. But as the recent FY18 budget reveals, partisanship is often cast aside when clean water is at stake.
We're Half Way There: Smithfield Farm
March 21, 2018
(Berryville, VA)—Forrest Pritchard's life changed in 1996 when he became "farmer in chief" of his family farm.
Congress, Please Save the Day by Saving the Chesapeake Bay
March 20, 2018
Ten years ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners issued notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to enforce the Clean Water Act.
Photo of the Week: Catch and Release
March 19, 2018
This photo was taken at York River State Park in 2017 from the fishing pier. He was tossed back to return to his daily activities.
This Week in the Watershed: Picture Perfect
March 16, 2018
For many of us here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Bay is the most beautiful place on earth. Perhaps many of us feel that way thanks to our annual photo contest.
Taxpayers Fund What Nature Does for Free
March 15, 2018
Charles County taxpayers are spending millions to reduce a type of water pollution that forests filter for free.
Anglers for Clean Water: John Bello
March 14, 2018
Like many of us "of a certain age," John Bello cut his angling teeth as a boy, with his father and an uncle bottom-fishing bait on oyster reefs for white perch, spot, croakers, and gray trout.
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