Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2021
December 21, 2021
We look back at what Bay advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
Wishing You and Your Loved Ones a Wonderful Holiday Season
December 20, 2021
We could not have come so far or accomplished so much without your dedication, passion, and generosity.
Save the Bay News: Honoring Will Baker
December 17, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we honor Will Baker and his more than 45 years of relentless Bay-saving.
After 45 Years, CBF's Baker Reflects on the Bay at a Crossroads
December 16, 2021
For more than four decades Will Baker has been insisting with seemingly inexhaustible enthusiasm that the Bay can be saved.
Relentless—Part 3: The Bay's Moment
December 15, 2021
After securing the historic Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the best, and perhaps last, chance for Bay restoration—Will Baker and CBF are still pushing.
Relentless—Part 2: A Movement Rises
December 14, 2021
Will Baker takes the helm as CBF’s Executive Director—just in time to shape one of the most momentous periods in Chesapeake Bay restoration history.
Relentless—Part 1: The Tree
December 13, 2021
In 1976, a young Will Baker is working as an arborist when he’s asked to help Save the Bay and joins CBF as an intern.
It's Time to Stem the Flood of Woes Brought on by Climate Change
December 10, 2021
For those of us who live in the Chesapeake Bay region, on the front lines of climate change, making sure we fight it aggressively is personal.
Tenacious in Tweed
December 8, 2021
CBF's now-retired Director of Fisheries Bill Goldsborough shares his reflections on outgoing CBF President Will Baker and the decades of work they accomplished together.
'Trashion' Fashion Meets the Chesapeake Bay
December 2, 2021
Fashion designer and CBF volunteer Sonya Phillips raises awareness for the Bay in an unexpectedly chic way.
Clean Water Bills Will Benefit Hunters, Anglers and Others Who Love the Outdoors
November 29, 2021
Legislation has been introduced in the PA House and Senate that could substantially improve our land and water resources.
How to Have a Bay-Friendly Thanksgiving
November 23, 2021
Discover five ways to celebrate our Bay, rivers, and streams this Thanksgiving.
Love Deer? Plant a Tree
November 22, 2021
Hunters and wildlife enthusiasts in Pennsylvania are finding many benefits in streamside forests.
Trees Help Beat City Heat
November 8, 2021
Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Kiasha Huling plants trees to cool the 'heat island' effect in Philadelphia.
Planting a 'Magical Seed'
November 8, 2021
Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Shauna Yorty is growing community connections in a Lancaster neighborhood.
EPA Cleanup Needed in Baltimore to Address Legacy Pollution Near Former Steel Mill Site
November 4, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency is considering designating the area around the former Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point as a Superfund site
Nature in Cities and Cities in Nature
November 2, 2021
Cities are crucial to nature, and vice versa. But the reasons for this are somewhat counterintuitive.
Save the Bay News: SCUBA, Oysters, and Teaching Tech
October 29, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how a diverse array of groups and individuals throughout the watershed are pushing Bay restoration forward.
Eastern Shore Development's Wastewater Treatment Plan Raises Environmental Concerns
October 28, 2021
The precedent setting Lakeside at Trappe wastewater permit deserves additional public scrutiny.
Taking a Dive
October 27, 2021
Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.
A Veritable Force of Nature
October 21, 2021
CBF mentor teacher cultivates diversity and outdoor learning at Baltimore High School.
Six Things You Didn't Know About Trees
October 20, 2021
While many people can make general statements on their importance, there are multitudes of fascinating facts about trees that you may not know. We compiled a few of our favorites here.
Fish Spills Renew Concerns About Menhaden Management
October 7, 2021
The latest of Omega Protein's 13 fish spills in Virginia since 2018, is an important reminder of the need to better manage the Chesapeake Bay's menhaden population.
Let's Choose Nature Over Higher Flood Walls
October 5, 2021
How we adapt our built infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay region to the challenge of sea level rise needs to be at the forefront of climate change discussions.
Environmental Justice, More Than Just A Check Mark
October 1, 2021
Environmental justice starts in communities, not courtrooms.
Save the Bay News: Tropical Wood Stork, Trees for Cows, and a Richmond Oasis
September 24, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look into some of the rivers and streams that make up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Unexpected Visitor Spotted in C&O Canal in Montgomery County
September 22, 2021
The tropical Wood Stork is rarely seen in Maryland, but could have been blown north by Hurricane Ida.
Five Facts You Otter Know
September 20, 2021
While we love to see them, otter sightings can be rare depending on your location in the watershed. But when you do see them, here are five interesting facts you should know about the North American river otter.
A Tree Grows in Dairy Land
September 15, 2021
Trees are among the most cost-effective methods for filtering and absorbing harmful water pollution from farms. Fiddle Creek Dairy is putting them out to pasture.
The Next Generation Speaks Up for the Bay
September 14, 2021
After a year apart, CBF Student Leaders came together this summer out of a shared passion for the Bay and the desire to make a difference.
What Does Hurricane Ida Mean for the Chesapeake Bay?
September 2, 2021
CBF's Director of Science and Agricultural Policy Beth McGee tells us what we need to know.
Harmful Algal Blooms: Red Tides, Cyanobacteria, and Filamentous Clumps are Clogging Chesapeake Waters
August 31, 2021
What are they, and what can we do about them?
Congress Must Help Save the Chesapeake Bay
August 27, 2021
The ongoing bay cleanup provides Congress with an opportunity to demonstrate that we can reduce bay pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus.
What Is Regenerative Agriculture, and Why Is it Re-Emerging Now?
August 26, 2021
How a holistic approach to farming is key to restoring our environment and saving the Bay.
Pitching in for the Next Generation of Trees at the Augusta Forestry Center
August 24, 2021
The James River Buffer Program will require hundreds of thousands of tree seedlings to meet established goals for improving water quality and soil health.
Save the Bay News: Ancient Sharks, Jellyfish, and Mighty Mussels
August 20, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at what's happening with some of the Bay's critters.
Four Surprising Facts About Chesapeake Jellyfish
August 17, 2021
Admit it—it wouldn’t be a Chesapeake summer without sea nettles. From where to watch for nettles to treating their irritating stings, here are four things to know about jellyfish.
Freshwater Mussels: Wild, Wonderful, and Waning
August 16, 2021
Carolina Slabshells, Tidewater Muckets, Green Floaters—an amazing diversity of freshwater mussels call the rivers and streams of the Bay watershed home. But we’re losing species faster than we can understand them.
Virginia's Next Governor Should Commit to Clean Water and the Good Life
August 13, 2021
As the governor’s race heats up, candidates should look to the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint for a big environmental win.
Infrastructure Investments Can Help the Environment, Improve Health and Create Jobs
August 5, 2021
Conservation groups across the commonwealth urge legislators to invest in clean water infrastructure projects that will create vast long-lasting benefits.
Farm Funding is Our Best Shot to Reduce Bay Pollution
August 4, 2021
Focusing on farms is the best strategy to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's clean water pollution limits by 2025.
Save the Bay News: Herons, Oysters, and a New Kind of Classroom
July 23, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how cities can be home to wildlife and provide students with hands-on educational nature experiences.
Kids Learn about Our Watershed Anytime with Backyard Bay Savers
July 20, 2021
Learning comes naturally when students find connections to their everyday lives. Backyard Bay Savers shines a new light on what kids see every day in our region.
July 19, 2021
Efrain Carcamo passes on his love of nature to his three children as they hunt for litter lodged by the current among rocks and branches along the James River in Richmond, VA.
Cuidando los Ríos
July 19, 2021
Efraín Carcamo y sus tres hijos cruzan rocas en la orilla del río James en Richmond, buscando basura que la corriente dejó entre piedras y ramas.
Pivotal Partners in Saving the Bay
July 16, 2021
How a small but mighty team is working to restore the Bay, address climate change, and educate the next generation of clean water stewards.
Brock Classroom Wraps Up Its First School Year
July 15, 2021
In the heart of Virginia Beach, a city classroom connects students directly to nature.
Sharks: From Miocene to Modern Day
July 14, 2021
We’ve all heard about sharks in the Bay, but did you know that these apex predators have actually been living here long before us humans ever showed up?
How to Get Pennsylvania Farmers to Save the Chesapeake Bay
July 13, 2021
Environmentalists believe reducing runoff from Pennsylvania farms is key to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland’s 5 Million Tree Program Will Help Protect the Shore
July 7, 2021
Climate change is a pressing threat to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Planting trees is a cost-effective way to help insulate communities against climate change and mitigate its more devastating effects.
Baltimore Marks Milestone in Addressing Sewer Overflows
July 6, 2021
After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
Herons in Harrisburg
July 2, 2021
Endangered Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are finding unexpected refuge in urban neighborhoods.
Protect Mussels Too
July 1, 2021
Nearly half of all mussel species face extinction, threatened by pollution and disease.
Pride for the Bay
June 30, 2021
Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay and its rivers and streams.
Blue Crabs: How are They Doing?
June 23, 2021
Long-term, blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are doing better than they were. But a record low number of juvenile crabs this year raises the need for caution. Chris Moore, CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, breaks down the numbers and what they mean.
Save the Bay News: Urban Watersheds, Community Farms, and Rain Gardens
June 17, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at the opportunities cities have to help stop pollution in the Bay and its rivers and streams.
Exploring Urban Watersheds
June 16, 2021
Teachers tie together city and environmental issues in a new CBF Chesapeake Classrooms course.
Free·ish Since 1865
June 14, 2021
Juneteenth is a reminder that we must keep digging, deeper and deeper, until we have uprooted anti-Black racism in America and beyond.
Life in a Rain Garden
June 11, 2021
For us, it's water infrastructure. For birds and insects, it's home.
A Place to Grow
June 9, 2021
CBF Buy Fresh Buy Local Intern Katie Claggett discovers seeds of change at an urban farm in Baltimore, Maryland.
Nature Journaling: Cicada Symphony
June 1, 2021
Cicadas are back! And they are back in a big way.
Brood X Is Here, and We Have Questions
May 27, 2021
As the cicadas emerge, so too do countless questions. Here are nine cicada curiosities you always wondered about, now answered.
Save the Bay News: For Your Health, Restore the Bay
May 21, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how the health of our communities is inseparable from the health of our environment.
Tiny but Mighty
May 20, 2021
Bees are critical to our culture, economy, and environment. So why are we losing them at an alarming rate?
5 Ways Bay Restoration Influences Your Health
May 19, 2021
What does water quality have to do with heart disease, stress, and memory? More than you may think!
Nature Journaling: Proggin'
May 18, 2021
Shells, ceramic pieces, glass shards, and complete bottles are some of the treasures you may encounter proggin'.
Without swift action, the Chesapeake Bay will decline even further into national disgrace
May 17, 2021
Federal leadership is the missing ingredient needed for the nation's largest environmental restoration effort to succeed.
CBF Student Leaders Continue to Carry the Torch
May 11, 2021
A newly created Chesapeake Bay Club brings the spirit of CBF's Student Leadership program into college.
Healthy Fishing Along the Anacostia
May 5, 2021
Cultivating healthy anglers and stewards of our waters in the Latino community.
Nature Journaling: Growing Calm
May 4, 2021
When little of the world could be controlled, gardening quickly became the answer for individuals worldwide and here in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
'The Greatest Opportunity': 5 Takeaways from Secretary Blinken's Climate Speech on the Chesapeake Bay
April 21, 2021
In a national address from CBF headquarters in Annapolis, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week called for American leadership on climate change and highlighted the Chesapeake Bay as a blueprint for innovation to lead the world forward. Here are five big takeaways from his speech.
Nature Journaling: Bay Built
April 20, 2021
Spring is the time of year on the Chesapeake when we bid farewell to the oystering skipjacks and welcome back the hardy deadrises and Bay-builts of crabbing season.
Save the Bay News: How You Can Save the Bay (And the Planet)
April 16, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at what it means to save the Bay in the era of climate change.
In Hot Water
April 13, 2021
The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming generated by climate change. The Bay and the species that call it home are feeling the heat.
The Environment and Public Health: Connecting the Dots
April 7, 2021
The health of our communities is inseparable from the health of our environment. As policymakers and communities throughout the watershed face the compounding, urgent challenges of environmental degradation, public health crises, racial injustice, and climate change, solutions like these that offer significant co-benefits cannot be ignored. In caring for the Bay's health, we care for our own.
Nature Journaling: Return of the Fish Hawks
April 6, 2021
Ospreys are back! These familiar Bay birds, often referred to as fish hawks, are known for their hunting prowess while tracking down their snack of choice.
Save the Bay, Save the Planet
April 2, 2021
Through advocacy and restoration, CBF is putting practices on the ground that reduce pollution to the Bay and help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Where Solar Arrays Shouldn't Go Is as Critical as Where They Do Go
April 1, 2021
Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are projected to collectively add more than 6,200 megawatts of solar power over the next five years and it is past time to prepare.
7 Reasons Spring Is Awesome
March 26, 2021
As if we really needed a reason! Still, here are some of our favorite things about this magical season along the Bay.
Save the Bay News: Saving Fish and Fisheries
March 19, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how decades of overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and now climate change, have put many species in trouble.
Teachers Know the Value of Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Environmental Education
March 18, 2021
For students, the pandemic has only grown their desire to be outside and protect the environment. Maryland teachers speak to the importance of CBF's environmental education program.
Global Pandemic or Not, We Won’t Stop Putting Oysters in the Bay
March 17, 2021
In the face of unprecedented challenges, we worked with partners to complete one of the world’s largest oyster restoration projects in the Little Choptank River.
Nature Journaling: Winter Waterfowl
March 16, 2021
Ducks, geese, and swans fly from the frigid north to Bay waters for the winter, bringing vibrant colors and fascinating behavior in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Millions of Anglers and Trout Brought Together in the Time of COVID
March 15, 2021
Last year was unlike any other for most things in life. The trout fishing season in Pennsylvania was no different.
A Lost River Restored
March 14, 2021
The Eastern Branch of Hampton Roads' Elizabeth River, sometimes called the “lost branch,” is the second tributary in Virginia to reach its oyster restoration milestones.
Now's the Time to Correct Blue Catfish Policy
March 10, 2021
Invasive blue catfish undergo an expensive and cumbersome inspection process that should be revised to enable Chesapeake Bay watermen to grow the blue catfish fishery.
The Tide is Turning on Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic
March 5, 2021
The Biden administration freezes new drilling leases across the country, a promising signal that they take the risks of offshore drilling and threat of climate change seriously.
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 101
March 3, 2021
An introduction and what you need to know about this influential fishery management body and how it affects the Chesapeake Bay and some of our favorite fish.
Student Leaders: Where Are They Now?
February 26, 2021
Five recent graduates from CBF's Student Leadership Program reflect on their experiences with CBF and how they have led them to where they are today.
What We Owe to George Washington Carver
February 25, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we remember George Washington Carver, a scientist and pioneer in agricultural research. His work is fundamental to many important environmental practices used today. In particular, his research is critical to a number of CBF initiatives as it relates to today’s push for regenerative agriculture.
Save the Bay News: How Farms Can Save the Bay
February 19, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at some of the farmers implementing conservation measures to help save the Bay.
Clean Water, New Grass, and Space for Wildlife
February 16, 2021
Rotational grazing improves water quality and pasture quality at Funkhouser Farms in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
Partners in Clean Water
February 10, 2021
For Chesapeake farmers to help save the Bay, the Biden administration needs to partner with them.
Congress Goes WILD for New Restoration Program
February 9, 2021
New Chesapeake WILD program will help restore fish and wildlife habitat and bolster recreational opportunities through the Watershed, if Congress delivers funding.
This Is the Way Small Farms Can Survive and Thrive
February 8, 2021
Dairy farmer Matt Bomgardner sees grazing as a way to save money and preserve family farms.
Students to Maryland Legislators: We Need Climate Solutions Now!
February 3, 2021
CBF Student Leaders from across the state spoke up about the need for strong climate legislation.
The Day the Ladybugs Moved In
February 1, 2021
On their farm in Frederick County, Maryland, MK and Andrew Barnet are working to restore the soil, the water, and the planet—all in the name of good food and good life.
Why Environmental Literacy Should be Part of Pennsylvania’s Education Standards
January 29, 2021
Without these key topics included in our education program, we risk losing the opportunity to create well-informed students through environmental investigations and exploration.
Six Remarkable Memories from a Five-Decade Career
January 28, 2021
Upon his retirement, longtime CBF Educator Bill Portlock reflects on special moments in the field.
From a ‘Cry for Survival’ to a Call to Action: President Biden Takes First Steps for the Chesapeake Bay
January 27, 2021
Early actions by the Biden administration will help us save the Bay by returning science to the core of federal decision-making, advancing environmental justice, and tackling climate change.
Save the Bay News: 2020 State of the Bay and Legislative Sessions
January 22, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. Start with our 2020 State of the Bay report, a comprehensive scientific assessment of where the Chesapeake's health stands now.
It's Time for Maryland Leaders to Double Down on Support for Restoring the Chesapeake Bay
January 13, 2021
Maryland is at a crossroads in its efforts to meet pollution reduction goals in time for the 2025 bay cleanup deadline.
Testifying on Behalf of Clean Water
January 12, 2021
CBF Student Leader Connor Ransom reflects on his experience giving public testimony on an environmental amendment in Maryland.
CBF Student Leaders Ask Congress to Save the Bay
January 11, 2021
As the 117th Congress is sworn in, a group of students has come together to share their thoughts on what the federal government needs to do to save the Bay.
Trees Are Improving Communities and Virginia Legislators Can Help
January 7, 2021
Trees are a simple and effective tool to make Virginia neighborhoods more livable while providing a cost-effective option to address environmental concerns. In the upcoming General Assembly session, Virginia legislators should help cities and counties expand those efforts.
Save the Bay Blog - 2021
- Will Wildfire Smoke Impact the Chesapeake Bay?
- New Small Farm Cover Crop Expansion Is Good for Communities and the Environment
- Saving the Bay Means Creating a Future with and for People
- Save the Bay News: Outdoor Learning, Blue Crabs, and Bay Restoration
- Learning to Think Like a Watershed
- “We Haven’t Learned to Be Silent Yet”
- The Quest for Environmental Literacy
- Evolution of a Floating Classroom
- Our Watershed Teacher
- Four Ways to Celebrate the Bay
- Black History and the Bay
- Earth Day
- Farmer Success Stories
- Fox Island Farewell
- History for All
- Honoring Will Baker
- Learn Outside
- Locally Grown
- Nature Journaling
- Save the Bay News
- Slowing the Flow
- State of the Bay
- Student Leadership
- This Month in the Watershed
- This Month on the Bay
- Voices for Clean Water
- Water Quality
- Watershed Watchdogs
- Women's History and the Bay
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