Photo of the Week: Legacy
December 31, 2018
Oyster shells on the Chesapeake Bay at low tide, during the golden hour, in Mathews County, VA.
Top Five Facebook Posts of 2018
December 27, 2018
Did any of these posts show up on your Facebook feed?
A Sustainability Sham
December 21, 2018
A student who fails to complete all their assignments doesn't receive a passing grade. But if Omega Protein gets their way, this logic won't hold true in the world of fishery management.
Stewardship Event Emphasizes the Value of Conservation Practices and Partnerships
December 19, 2018
Visitors on hay wagons rode through rolling hills of corn, cover crops, and contour strips under a blazing sun in Juniata County, to get a closer look and to learn about conservation efforts through farmers' eyes.
Photo of the Week: Paradise
December 17, 2018
The Mobjack Bay coastline changes with each storm. The channels out of the extensive marshes move all over, and on this visit were snaking across the beach in an elegant, wide, switchback pattern.
This Week in the Watershed: A Win for the Bay
December 14, 2018
At first glance, the federal Farm Bill, full of wonky agriculture policy and programs with countless acronyms, doesn't appear to have a connection with the health of the Bay and its rivers and streams.
Students Determined to Continue Efforts to Recognize Hellbenders
December 11, 2018
Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.
Photo of the Week: On Jones Pond
December 10, 2018
Virginia's Caledon State Park is a National Natural Landmark known for its old-growth oak-tulip poplar forest and prime habitat for bald eagles along the Potomac River.
This Week in the Watershed: Bivalve Blues
December 7, 2018
During the rush of Thanksgiving week, a critical report was released on the current and future state of oysters in Maryland. And it didn’t bring good news.
Growing up Green in Goochland, Virginia
December 6, 2018
Elementary students become environmental stewards through outdoor learning.
This Month on the Bay: Buffleheads and a Winter Miracle
December 5, 2018
From Northern Canadian forests to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Buffleheads are back for winter.
Making History in 2018
December 4, 2018
Right in our own backyard, the world's greatest environmental recovery is taking place. And that is in no small part thanks to you.
Photo of the Week: We Send Greetings!
December 3, 2018
A beautiful day at Hughlett Point Nature Preserve was made even nicer by a huge flock of pelicans arriving, a waving crab, and fishing for over 2 hours!
This Week in the Watershed: The Coldest Ever
November 30, 2018
Many of us are still regaining feeling in our toes and ears.
Defining the Chesapeake
November 28, 2018
Exploring the rich Native American history that is intrinsic to our region’s identity.
Photo of the Week: White Out
November 26, 2018
A great egret enjoys a quiet early November morning along the shore at Chub Lake, in Virginia Beach, VA.
Our Greatest Fears
November 21, 2018
Monday's presentation confirmed some of our greatest fears about the Bay’s oyster population. The results found that Maryland’s oyster population declined by more than half from around 600 million market size oysters in 1999 to less than 300 million in early 2018.
Photo of the Week: Blackwater
November 19, 2018
The Eastern Shore's Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1933 as a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the critical migration highway called the Atlantic Flyway.
This Week in the Watershed: 7 Tips for a Bay-Friendly Thanksgiving
November 16, 2018
It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As you prepare for the annual feast with family and friends, there are things you can do to help save the Bay and its rivers and streams.
The Original Thanksgiving Dinner Reimagined
November 15, 2018
We can only imagine the bounty the Bay could have provided the first Thanksgiving participants, just a decade removed from Captain John Smith’s first voyage up the Chesapeake.
Pesky Leaves on Your Perfect Lawn? We've Got You Covered
November 14, 2018
Autumn is here! Make sure you take care of your leaves the Bay-friendly way.
Harry Lester: Use Nature-Based Solutions to Address Flooding
November 13, 2018
With his recent executive order, Gov. Ralph Northam wisely directed the commonwealth to prepare for the inevitable impacts of climate change.
Photo of the Week: Chester River Tall Ships
November 12, 2018
Imagine how pristine the Chesapeake Bay and it's rivers were when these historic tall ships sailed it's waters in the 1600s!
This Week in the Watershed: The Ripple Effect
November 9, 2018
We face numerous issues cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. And these issues are interconnected.
This Week's Election
November 8, 2018
Many are asking what Tuesday's election will mean for the Bay. Our staff are assessing the new political landscape and the opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead.
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