Save the Bay Blog - 2019

  • Students Re-Energized by Fox Island Magic

    November 19, 2019

    CBF's Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President Lenka Platt reflects on her time on Virginia's Fox Island.

  • Oysters and Trees—Nature’s Filters Doing Double Duty

    November 15, 2019

    Volunteers helped CBF plant more than 1,000 trees and shrubs at the home of Hollywood Oyster Co. in November.

  • High School Student Helps Oysters Flourish in Virginia

    November 12, 2019

    Laney Bonner has become a great promoter of CBF’s oyster gardening program, all while keeping up as a student at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

  • PA Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are—on Farms

    November 8, 2019

    The boots on the ground—the farmers and the conservation community—are leading the way. It’s time state legislators invest in them.

  • Defending Clean Air and Water for Union Hill

    November 6, 2019

    Last week, CBF challenged a key permit for a proposed natural gas-burning compressor station in court, defending the right of people in the historic African-American community of Union Hill to continue to breathe clean air.

  • Celebrating Senator Yaw and the Eastern Hellbender Salamander

    November 5, 2019

    CBF student leaders went to Williamsport to celebrate the salamander that is Pennsylvania’s new official state amphibian and to salute the state senator whose support was key to making it happen.

  • Anne Arundel Council Should Strengthen Forest Conservation Bill

    November 4, 2019

    The Anne Arundel County Council should find ways to restore parts of the forest conservation bill they recently weakened with amendments.

  • This Month in the Watershed: A Climate for Change

    October 30, 2019

    Climate change might be a global problem, but we are feeling the impacts here at home.

  • Bringing the Farm to Life

    October 30, 2019

    Planting trees is part of treating the land—and cattle—right at Drager Farms in Lancaster County.

  • Watershed Watchdogs

    October 29, 2019

    CBF's Litigation Department may not be the largest division within the organization, but it has earned a nationwide reputation for taking on the intractable issues which impede the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and ensure a pollution-free environment for every community in the watershed.

  • Beyond the Marsh

    October 25, 2019

    The loss of Fox island offers a lesson on climate and the importance of environmental education.

  • Old Dominion Clean Water Memories

    October 22, 2019

    This fall, 34 Virginia Clean Water Captains gathered together at CBF's Brock Environmental Center for a weekend of discussion, learning, and preparation for year filled with advocacy.

  • We've Expanded—New CBF Staff to Advocate for the Bay at Federal Level

    October 21, 2019

    As federal threats to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts are mounting, the we're dramatically increasing our investments in federal advocacy.

  • The Forest for the Trees

    October 18, 2019

    Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.

  • Mud Between Your Toes

    October 17, 2019

    CBF educators past and present remember Fox Island magic before the education center closes its doors at the end of this season.

  • Fox Magic

    October 11, 2019

    It’s no secret Fox Island is a magical place, suspended between the waters of Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds. The weathered hunting lodge and its surrounding salt marshes and seagrass beds connected tens of thousands of teachers and students to the Bay for more than 40 years. Here, they share their stories.

  • Farewell to Fox

    October 10, 2019

    As the sun fades on CBF’s iconic island education center, we’re more committed than ever to sharing its lessons.

  • Driftwood Portal Was an Iconic Part of the Community at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center

    October 7, 2019

    In the early morning hours of September 20, the driftwood arch that welcomed visitors to CBF's Brock Environmental Center burned to the ground.

  • Pennsylvania Farmers Experience the Bay Their Efforts Can Save

    October 3, 2019

    Pennsylvania farmers recently spent a weekend on the Chesapeake Bay to see and feel the effects of their clean water efforts are having downstream.

  • The Bulldozers Are Winning

    October 2, 2019

    Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.

  • Photos of the Month: September

    October 1, 2019

    Just when you thought summer was over, it stuck around for September. But warmer than average weather meant more time to play in, protest for, and protect the Bay!

  • This Month in the Watershed: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    September 30, 2019

    Collaboration and teamwork are critical when working towards a goal as complex and challenging as saving the Bay.

  • Community, Wildlife, and Clean Water at Mulberry Run Wetlands

    September 27, 2019

    From boggy and grassy to teaming with plants and wildlife, the manmade wetland in Waynesboro, VA is bringing new joy and less flooding to the Jefferson Park Neighborhood.

  • An Assault on Clean Air

    September 26, 2019

    The health of the Chesapeake Bay is directly connected to air pollution, which is only degrading as the Trump Administration continues its assault on the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations.

  • Why California Cars Matter for the Chesapeake

    September 23, 2019

    The Trump administration made yet another move this week that hinders efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. This time, the attack comes by air.

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