Farmer Spotlight: Ruth Ann's Garden Style Beef
March 13, 2018
Steve and Ruth Ann Derrenbacher are the third generation to own and operate their 140-acre family farm in Woodsboro, Maryland.
Photo of the Week: Save the Bay Photo Contest Now Open!
March 12, 2018
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 13th annual watershed photo contest is underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 6.
This Week in the Watershed: The Best in the World
March 9, 2018
"Why the Chesapeake Bay is the best in the world." That's the headline emblazoned atop an editorial this week in the Washington Post.
Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill
March 7, 2018
Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.
MD's Forest Conservation Act Need to Be Revisited
March 6, 2018
Forest destruction in Maryland is a major concern of the state legislature this year and with good reason.
Photo of the Week: Virginia Iceberg
March 5, 2018
The setting sun and ice flows in the Saxis Wildlife Management Area on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
This Week in the Watershed: An Oyster Moon Race
March 2, 2018
Bold, ambitious, and audacious goals are usually met with one of two reactions—incredulity or inspiration.
President Trump’s Budget Does Not Support Clean Water
February 27, 2018
President Trump ‘s budget does not support clean water. How else to interpret his budget proposal for next year which cuts 90 percent of the funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, and funding for other clean-water programs around the country?
Announcing the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance
February 26, 2018
Just this morning, more than 30 community groups, oyster growers, universities, and non-profits came together to commit to a goal of adding 10 billion water-filtering oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.
This Week in the Watershed: Acting Out
February 23, 2018
To save the Bay, accepting the status quo is often not an option.
Black Heroes of the Bay
February 22, 2018
In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate five heroes of the Bay who continue to inspire us every day with their deep connection to and passion for the Chesapeake.
Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters
February 19, 2018
Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you’ve always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.
Fighting for the Future of Our Forests
February 16, 2018
Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.
Slowing the Flow: A Revitalized Creek Leads to a Cleaner Lynnhaven River
February 15, 2018
Mill Dam Creek in suburban Virginia Beach is being revitalized, which will result in a healthier Lynnhaven River.
Photo of the Week: Sunset After a Storm
February 12, 2018
The Bay is a special place to sit back and relax by kayaking, fishing, crabbing, and watching pelicans, eagles, and ospreys! It is heaven on earth.
Fast and Furious in Harrisburg, Annapolis, and Richmond
February 9, 2018
At the dawn of every new year, shortly after the ball drops and the confetti is swept away, our Bay saving efforts kick into another gear. With the new year comes the start of legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia, and its continuation in Pennsylvania.
Legislation Can Help Preserve Forests
February 8, 2018
Environmentalists will once again try during the Maryland legislative session to save Maryland’s forests, and save us all millions of dollars in the process.
This Month on the Bay: Great Blue Herons Prepare for Spring in February
February 7, 2018
The great blue heron was being smart, standing under sheltering pines at the edge of a marsh.
We're Half Way There: Marli Hickin
February 6, 2018
Widowed with five children, Marli Hickin wondered what do with the family farm.
Photo of the Week: Sunrise Oystering
February 5, 2018
Saturday morning oystering via hand tonging on the South River.
This Week in the Watershed: Keep the Cap!
February 2, 2018
Ospreys soaring through the sky, dolphins jumping through the water, and rockfish on your dinner plate. What do these all have in common?
Atlantic Menhaden Are in Jeopardy Again: What Does It Mean for Stripers?
January 30, 2018
Protecting Atlantic Menhaden is like pushing a rock up a hill, over and over: the threats just keep coming.
For Critters and Creeks, Salt is Bad Brew
January 29, 2018
Just like too much salt in your diet can be bad for your health, too much salt on our roads and sidewalks can be bad for the health of our rivers and streams.
VA Localities Must Address Stormwater Runoff
January 25, 2018
Virginia localities need to address stormwater runoff from urban and suburban areas.
State Program is Cleaning Waterways Across Virginia
January 24, 2018
Clean water is one topic that Virginians of all political stripes agree on.
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