Save the Bay Blog - 2019

  • 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.

  • Resorts for Oysters

    September 19, 2019

    If you find yourself slurping down oysters at National Harbor, or another MGM property in Las Vegas, you have more than one reason to feel good.

  • Is It Really Worth It?

    September 11, 2019

    The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.

  • Fighting for Oysters

    September 6, 2019

    On a blustery and snowy March day at Maryland’s General Assembly, about a dozen hearty oyster advocates to support two bills designed to help increase the oyster population in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • How Will the Story of Chesapeake Bay Restoration End? Virginia’s New Plan Is a Crucial Chapter.

    September 5, 2019

    It's up to Virginia state legislators to ensure the funding and programs are in place to make Virginia's strong Chesapeake Bay Blueprint a reality.

  • Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Heads in the Right Direction

    September 4, 2019

    Virginia recently released a strong, detailed and practical plan to reduce pollution to its portion of the Chesapeake Bay and the tidal rivers that feed it. Now, Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly must turn the plan into action.

  • Photos of the Month: August

    September 1, 2019

    The dog days of summer are officially behind us, but we're still enjoying some of the amazing images taken last month!

  • The Legend of John Page Williams

    August 30, 2019

    After 46 years of tirelessly working for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, John Page is hanging up his CBF waders this month. Reflections from his farewell celebration at CBF headquarters in Annapolis earlier this month.

  • Follow the Filter Feeders

    August 22, 2019

    CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.

  • Community at Clagett Farm

    August 19, 2019

    CBF summer intern Carrie Klein took a trip to Clagett Farm and learned how contagious it really is.

  • Could It Happen Here?

    August 16, 2019

    Last week, three dogs—Abby, Izzy and Harpo—had a play date in and around a seemingly harmless pond in Wilmington, North Carolina. A few hours later all three were dead. The culprit? A poisonous blue-green algae.

  • Time’s Running out to Meet Bay Cleanup Goals, Especially in PA

    August 14, 2019

    The historic federal-state partnership working to clean up the Bay’s pollution is entering the final phase of restoration.

  • Mature Buffer along Opossum Creek Shows Tree-Mendous Success

    August 9, 2019

    The long-term potential for tree-planting success in Pennsylvania is on display and protecting a stretch of Opossum Creek in Cumberland County.

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