December 29, 2022
Though a slower season for advocacy, the past three months saw some important developments on clean water issues across the watershed.
December 21, 2022
Waterwoman and activist Mary Hill is fighting to restore her community’s rights and way of life in Hobson, Virginia.
December 19, 2022
Habitat and clean water are the backbone of efforts to stem biodiversity loss in the Chesapeake’s rivers and streams. An important reminder as this month’s United Nations COP 15 Biodiversity Conference adjourns.
December 16, 2022
How do you sum up 2022? For the Chesapeake Bay, here are CBF's top stories of the year.
December 14, 2022
Plastic bags continue to choke our waterways and health. But there’s a solution!
December 12, 2022
We look back at what clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
December 9, 2022
Here are five things Capt. Karl wants you to know about storing oysters, keeping them fresh, and what to do with all those shells after your oyster roast.
December 7, 2022
By ending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, often called RGGI, Virginia would lose a key tool for reducing air pollution from power plants, which contributes to pollution to the Bay.
November 18, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we share resources for how you can get involved in speaking up for the Bay every day.
November 10, 2022
Trees provide a plethora of benefits to waterways, farms, economies, and people. That makes them a powerful tool as Pennsylvania works to accelerate progress toward its clean water commitments.
November 8, 2022
Those who fight for clean water urge federal and watershed jurisdiction leaders to honor their legal and moral obligations to reduce pollution to the Bay.
November 4, 2022
As EPA plans cleanup, pollution sparks concern in a Portsmouth community. High tides and heavy rains wash floodwaters over the contaminated site in low-lying Hampton Roads, polluting waterways, threatening wildlife, and creating a public health risk.
November 3, 2022
Letting fallen leaves stay on the ground provides a plethora of benefits to water quality and wildlife, including winter cover for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators.
November 1, 2022
Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.
October 27, 2022
For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.
October 21, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at a legislation model to advance clean water protections and climate action, the federal Clean Water Act, and a pivotal Supreme Court case that could jeopardize wetlands.
October 20, 2022
The growing population of invasive blue catfish in the Bay spells trouble for species like blue crabs, but catching (and eating) them can help.
October 18, 2022
Fifty years after the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act, the restoration of rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters remains an ongoing and collective project.
October 17, 2022
Baltimore City teachers and students are heading into the city's waterways as part of a new initiative that aims to overcome barriers to environmental education.
October 14, 2022
More than fifty years after the Pennsylvania constitution's Environmental Rights Amendment passed, Franklin L. Kury reflects on how the amendment continues to be a driver for protecting all Pennsylvanians' rights to clean water, air, and a healthy environment.
October 13, 2022
John Mallory Phillips—a successful waterman and businessman in the Hampton, Virginia, area at the turn of the last century—made leaps in the Black community at a time that lacked support or recognition for people of color.
October 12, 2022
Honoring a property that deserves to be restored and conserved.
October 11, 2022
Trees, bees, and goats are all part of Tim Wagner's vision to build a farm and a community in central Pennsylvania.
September 29, 2022
An upcoming Supreme Court decision could determine the fate of thousands of acres of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
September 28, 2022
Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.
September 22, 2022
CBF speaks up on the transit alternatives presented in MDOT MTA’s East-West Corridor Study.
September 20, 2022
Nancy Kelly has waded, assessed, and protected the Bay's rivers for decades.
September 16, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look into concerns over a proposed salmon factory, recent landmark federal legislation, crabs, and the latest survey of underwater grasses.
September 15, 2022
Living shorelines of native plants are often more effective, and more cost-effective over the long run, than armoring shorelines with rocks, concrete or treated lumber.
September 13, 2022
CBF Educator Shayla Keller shares her love of birding on the Chesapeake and tips to enjoy the fall migratory season.
August 30, 2022
Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.
August 25, 2022
In Pennsylvania, volunteers buried cotton underwear to explore their soil's health.
August 23, 2022
Algal blooms threaten a water lover's paradise.
August 17, 2022
A proposed salmon factory puts Maryland's endangered Atlantic sturgeon population at risk.
August 16, 2022
Big federal investment to fight climate change will help farmers too.
August 10, 2022
With oyster kayak tours, Hampton-based eco-tourism company Shored Up LLC celebrates the Bay’s favorite bivalve.
August 8, 2022
State regulators need to do more to protect surrounding communities and guarantee pollution in local waterways won't get worse.
August 4, 2022
How a place with a dark past could be transformed into a refuge for nature and healing.
August 1, 2022
From the Capitol to croplands, making good on these landmark investments is vital to our health, economic well-being, and quality of life.
July 28, 2022
CBF Watershed Restoration Specialist, Matt Kowalski speaks with Jeff Ishee and Eric Bendfeldt from the '4 the Soil: A Conversation' podcast, about soil health and water quality.
July 26, 2022
New education standards include critical environmental requirements for all Pennsylvania students.
July 25, 2022
Hands-on outdoor education improves physical and mental health, builds social skills, enhances creativity and learning, and improves attention and focus.
July 22, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at the impacts of climate change and the things we can do to make communities, and the Bay, more resilient.
July 20, 2022
Kicking off a week-long exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, students connect the dots between climate change, communities, and water quality in Ellicott City, Maryland and beyond.
July 19, 2022
Fifty years ago last month, monster storm Agnes unleashed horror on the Chesapeake Bay region. That was just the beginning.
July 18, 2022
The Chesapeake Bay is warming. Researchers are finding out why—and what a hotter future means.
July 15, 2022
CBF and Branch's Baptist Church look to nature to solve environmental, health, and economic problems in Richmond.
July 14, 2022
The state's urban tree planting program presents an opportunity to deal with sweltering heat in the city.
July 12, 2022
Community activist Kiasha Huling finds trees are some of the best tools to combat Philadelphia's harmful 'heat islands'.
July 7, 2022
A CBF partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries inspires children and teens to read, learn about the Bay, and help restore it.
June 30, 2022
Our work to restore and protect the Bay and its rivers is off to a strong start this year. Here’s where things stand.
June 29, 2022
We fouled our precious waterways, now it is time to clean them up. Over one-third of Pennsylvania's waters are impaired and western Pennsylvania's streams are no exception.
June 27, 2022
Bay advocate Bill Hafker thinks beyond Clean the Bay Day.
June 24, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at the importance of oysters and how we can restore and protect them.
June 17, 2022
Oysters like things a little salty. So, what happens when the Bay gets fresh?
June 16, 2022
From oyster farmers to oyster shuckers, we asked four different key figures in the industry about their journeys toward saving the Chesapeake Bay's beloved bivalve.
June 10, 2022
Blue crabs need our help and the most critical action we can take to help them is reducing the amount of pollution that flows into the bay.
June 8, 2022
Undampened spirit of volunteers and CBF staff quickly turn Keith Campbell Day of Service into 'Days' of service.
June 6, 2022
Two-prong approach needed to reverse decline of the iconic Chesapeake blue crab; scientists must research what's contributing to the species' decline, while fishery managers swiftly work to reverse it.
June 3, 2022
The announcement from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials, increasing federal funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration earlier this month is cause for celebration, and reason to take careful note of what works.
May 27, 2022
Every summer, hundreds of teachers, principals, and administrators participate in a CBF's professional development immersion courses along the Bay and its rivers. In between testing water quality and setting crab pots, participants learn lessons to bring back to the classroom and fall in love with teaching again.
May 20, 2022
The commonwealth's legislature has a once in a lifetime opportunity to act on its clean water commitment by passing the proposed spending budget and legislation to provide investments for critical financial and technical resources to farmers and communities for clean water.
May 20, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at the importance of headwaters and how we can restore and protect them.
May 17, 2022
CBF President and CEO Hilary Harp Falk shares a new look at Bay restoration after an insightful first few months on the job.
May 16, 2022
The largest salamanders in North America were plentiful in the Bay watershed decades ago. Today, with their populations teetering and habitat facing multiple threats, the Eastern hellbender is still as charismatic and ugly a critter as ever.
May 12, 2022
As CBF holds a celebration marking the success of the Macon and Joan Brock Classroom, this is just one example of the many amazing ways our partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools is building the next generation of environmental leaders.
May 10, 2022
State legislators have the chance to enact change by passing the Clean Streams Fund.
May 6, 2022
Switching from gas-powered to electric lawn and garden equipment significantly reduces air pollution that contributes to smog—a major threat to human health—and the nitrogen pollution that harms waterways.
May 6, 2022
The headwaters of Kittanning Run are like other coldwater fisheries in Pennsylvania. The stream is clear and supports diverse aquatic life. But less than a mile downstream, the Kittanning turns ugly.
April 22, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we check in with a man on a mission to rid the Susquehanna River of plastic; see which plants will help you create a pollinator buffet; and track trees from space.
April 21, 2022
This Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. This important day set off an extraordinary movement to celebrate our natural world and inspire people from all walks of life to stand up for its critical protection and restoration. Look at the history of what this day has meant to all of us who insist on a clean and healthy Earth.
April 15, 2022
With half a million new trees slated to take root in Pennsylvania over the next few months, the Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership is getting help from landowners on the ground—and satellites in space.
April 13, 2022
Pennsylvania resident John Naylor is on a mission to rid the Susquehanna of its plastic problem.
April 7, 2022
These toothy, big-tailed creatures are some of the Chesapeake’s best Bay savers.
April 6, 2022
The Department of Environmental Protection is working on long overdue updates to its EJ policy. Here’s how you can help.
April 5, 2022
As if we really needed a reason! Still here are some of our favorite things about this special season in the watershed.
March 31, 2022
Recent CBF intern Marina McCaney reflects on the trees she planted, the passionate people she met, and what she learned about saving the Chesapeake Bay.
March 25, 2022
In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked eight talented CBF women what inspires them each and every day to keep pushing the save the Bay movement forward.
March 22, 2022
High schooler Jordyn Lewis meets with Virginia senators and delegates to urge support for environmental literacy.
March 18, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we look at the state of striped bass, sturgeon, and where oysters are thriving.
March 16, 2022
We joined Maryland-based Hollywood Oyster Company for a glimpse of what life is like on an oyster farm.
March 11, 2022
This one-of-a-kind vessel has changed the way we restore oysters—and save the Bay.
March 9, 2022
CBF's Brian Gish has a plan to restore habitat for brook trout in Pennsylvania.
March 4, 2022
Conservation brought striped bass back from the brink. Now, these big, beloved fish are vulnerable once again.
March 2, 2022
Resurgence of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay is reason to continue pollution-reduction efforts.
February 25, 2022
The science has been clear; we know what we need to do to restore the Chesapeake Bay but we are not doing it fast enough or at the scale necessary to succeed.
February 21, 2022
Freshwater mussels, the unsung heroes of Virginia's rivers and streams, are facing extinction. Virginia legislators are now considering proposals that could help bring them back.
February 18, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we look at how the way we farm ultimately affects everything downstream, including Bay critters big and small.
February 17, 2022
In his 40 years at CBF’s Clagett Farm, Michael Heller has transformed the way we think about food, farms, and the connection between our lands and waters.
February 15, 2022
From your health to your environment to your community, all the ways that buying fresh, local foods benefits you.
February 11, 2022
Virginia-based oyster hatchery, Oyster Seed Holdings, invites the public to a behind-the-scenes hatchery experience.
February 10, 2022
From fungi documentaries to French classics, spatchcocked chicken to oysters and mignonette, these farm films and foods pair perfectly with Chesapeake Bay-saving.
February 9, 2022
Leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to protect Maryland's future generations from a changing climate and ensure we meet the Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint goals.
February 8, 2022
A critical legislation is currently under threat in the General Assembly.
February 4, 2022
CBF and partners create a unique watershed restoration plan.
February 2, 2022
Discover a few of the most important federal issues that CBF is tracking in 2022.
February 1, 2022
We simply cannot afford to press reset on funding flood protection. Our economy, well-being, and quality of life depend on it.
January 31, 2022
Virginia now has an unprecedented opportunity to fully fund its agricultural cost-share program.
January 26, 2022
A Pennsylvania farm owner steps up to protect bog turtles on his land.
January 24, 2022
Virginia's citizen boards play key roles in the state's balanced framework for protecting the environment.
January 21, 2022
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we discuss the 2021 State of the Blueprint report and how we can get Bay restoration back on track.
January 20, 2022
Earlier this month, CBF released its 2021 State of the Blueprint report with a large focus on Pennsylvania. Here are the highs, lows, and next steps for the Keystone State.
January 18, 2022
Legislative sessions have kicked off around the watershed. Here’s what we’re fighting for.
January 12, 2022
Lined seahorses rely on the Bay's underwater grass beds for food, shelter, and a place to breed.
January 6, 2022
Known for their acrobatics, humpback whales sometimes venture into the Chesapeake to feed.
January 3, 2022
Hilary Harp Falk, a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration, leading organizational change, and coalition building, is CBF's next president and CEO.
Save the Bay Blog - 2022
- Save the Bay News: State of the Bay, Oyster Milestones, and Exploring Your Watershed
- Oysters on the Rise
- A New Year, a New Governor, a New Chance to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay
- Seven Steps to Writing a Bay-Friendly Farm Bill
- Learning for Life
- Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report
- Five Ways We’re Advocating for Bay Restoration in 2023
- More Than Just a Love of Oysters
- Governor-Elect Moore Has Right Plan for Chesapeake Bay; Restoring Hope Is First Step
- Clean Water Advocacy: December 2022 Update
- Black History and the Bay
- Chesapeake Wildlife
- 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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