Save the Bay Blog January 2019

  • A Breakthrough on Coal Ash Cleanup

    January 31, 2019

    Hazardous coal ash has been precariously stored in unlined ponds at four sites along the James, Potomac, and Elizabeth rivers, but elected leaders in Virginia are now requiring it be moved.

  • Runoff Fees Support Solutions to Local Pollution, Flooding

    January 30, 2019

    On behalf of the conservation community, I extend my sincerest apologies. Collectively we have failed you, the public, on communicating what science has shown us: that our stormwater infrastructure is failing and it's polluting the water we drink, fish and recreate in.

  • Photo of the Week: Day's End

    January 28, 2019

    The Bay is the place to go whenever you need some deserted January beach therapy.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Charting Our Course

    January 25, 2019

    Our members are the lifeblood of everything we do. And now we want to hear from you.

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Winter on the Chesapeake

    January 24, 2019

    It's the heart of winter—an unusual time on the Chesapeake of darker, shorter days, low tides, and blistery cold weather. But 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.

  • What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for the Bay?

    January 23, 2019

    5 Things You Should Know.

  • Waterway Solutions in the Old Dominion

    January 17, 2019

    I have high hopes the Virginia General Assembly will protect our waterways.

  • 2018 State of the Bay: A Stiff Reality Check

    January 15, 2019

    A cynic might be tempted to say that our optimism for the Bay a year ago was false, but a clear-eyed optimist will instead look closely at the important scientific signals and watch carefully as 2019 progresses.

  • Photo of the Week: Locked in Ice

    January 14, 2019

    A sailboat sits locked in ice on the frozen Chesapeake Bay.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Wavy Line of Progress

    January 11, 2019

    The work to save the Bay and its rivers and streams is not without challenges. And in 2018, one of the greatest challenges came from above–rain, and lots of it.

  • Photo of the Week: Almost Home

    January 7, 2019

    Caledon State Park, Virginia, is a popular place to release eagles after rehabilitation from injury. Belle Isle, York River, and Westmoreland State Parks are also popular release sites in Virginia, but this lady was happy to be returned to her old territory.


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