Save the Bay Blog - 2020

  • This Month on the Bay: The Dirt on Soil Health

    May 13, 2020

    What worms, a shovel, and some water can tell you about the miraculous world beneath your feet.

  • Creativity: An Unhurried Adventure

    May 12, 2020

    While the current worldwide pandemic can make us uncertain and anxious, taking time for reflection, especially self-reflection, can help us stay grounded and give us a foundation for creativity.

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Blue Crabs, Fish Fins, and Bay Wins

    May 8, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of COVID-19.

  • Celebrating a Menhaden Milestone

    May 7, 2020

    CBF has spent years trying to protect Atlantic menhaden. A recent meeting of the VMRC marks a new milestone in those efforts.

  • The Color Rush of May

    May 5, 2020

    The rapid changes May brings offer great inspiration for observing, questioning, and nature journaling.

  • From Rooftops to Rivers: Solving Stormwater Woes With Local Solutions

    May 4, 2020

    You may not realize it, but the water we drink, shower and bathe with, as well as recreate in, was once stormwater.

  • Photos of the Month: April

    May 1, 2020

    From backyard birding, to walks along the neighborhood beach, and wildlife webcams, we're staying home while still experiencing all the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer!

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Climate Change, Nature Journaling, and Menhaden

    May 1, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Bringing the Planet to a Safe Place

    April 29, 2020

    Student leader Kallan Benson is tackling climate change and working to create positive change for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Surrounded by Trees: Seeds, Shade, Beams, and Books

    April 28, 2020

    Educator Ronnie Anderson reflects on the wonder and importance of trees. This spring, if you can’t plant a tree, at least try to nourish the ones that already exist. Take some time to examine your life and find where it intersects and intertwines with that of a tree.

  • Climate Change Hits Home

    April 27, 2020

    The Chesapeake is changing. We can still save it—and the planet.

  • A Message for Pennsylvanians

    April 25, 2020

    CBF's new Pennsylvania Executive Director, Shannon Gority, knows the importance of clean rivers and streams to Pennsylvanians.

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Spring Peepers, Raindrops, and Earth Day

    April 24, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Keeping the Volunteer Spirit Alive at Home

    April 23, 2020

    Despite the stay-at-home orders these days, we can still work to save the Bay

  • 50 Reasons Why We Love the Bay

    April 22, 2020

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, 50 Bay lovers attempt to describe the indescribable. Just what it is they love about the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • A Celebration of Earth

    April 21, 2020

    This week we mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Early environmental activists created Earth Day to harness the energy of their growing movement and inspire Americans to protect our planet. Cindy Duncan, a veteran CBF educator who was six years old at the time, shares her recollections.

  • Save the Bay Playlist

    April 20, 2020

    We might be staying inside this Earth Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring the Bay indoors with a Bay-themed playlist!

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Trees, Scavenger Hunts, and Nature Journals

    April 17, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Tree Nurseries: An Essential Bay Business

    April 16, 2020

    In these uncertain times, Pennsylvania nursery growers provide essential crops for clean water. As life challenges in the days of COVID-19 continue, so does the work of adding trees and shrubs to Penn's Woods that will clean and protect Pennsylvania waters. The clean water work does not stop.

  • UPDATE: Coronavirus and Impacts to CBF

    April 15, 2020

    CBF's new content initiatives to bring the Bay to you. Plus the latest on CBF events, building closures, and more as we work through the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Nature on the Mind

    April 14, 2020

    According to mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is “the awareness that arises from paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” To experience the benefits of mindfulness in nature you simply need to go outside, breathe deeply, and consciously recognize the world around you. Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations of nature. Simply exist—and notice.

  • This Month on the Bay: Homebound Birding

    April 13, 2020

    We all may be stuck close to our nests, but webcams and windows are still aflutter as the Bay’s charismatic avian residents celebrate spring. Here’s what to look for.

  • Bringing the Bay Home: Spring and Osprey

    April 10, 2020

    Our weekly roundup of engaging, educational, and inspirational Bay content to enjoy at home during the age of corona

  • Tune in to April

    April 7, 2020

    April is when our world reawakens from its winter slumber. The Romans named the month after their word meaning “to open or blossom.” April is the first full month of spring, a time of rapid rebirth and growth, when the days grow longer and the nights get shorter.

  • Communities Rise to the Climate Challenge

    April 5, 2020

    In Baltimore Harbor’s toxic legacy, Turner Station sees a solution for rising seas.

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