Save the Bay Blog - 2018

  • 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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