Black History and the Bay

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Earl White, educator and third-generation waterman, shares his knowledge and love for the Bay with students on a CBF field experience.

Photo Credit: CBF Staff

We celebrate the groundbreaking Black changemakers here in the Bay watershed who have been pushing conservation forward for centuries. Here are just a few of their stories.

  • 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.

  • Taking a Dive

    October 27, 2021

    Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.

  • Environmental Justice, More Than Just A Check Mark

    October 1, 2021

    Environmental justice starts in communities, not courtrooms.

  • 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.

  • Meeting Harriet

    February 26, 2020

    In the marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, Harriet Tubman’s story comes alive.

  • And the Winner Is…

    February 13, 2020

    We asked for your help to name the bald eagle pair that’s taken to nesting near CBF’s Philip Merrill Center. The results are in!

  • Black Heroes of the Bay

    February 22, 2018

    In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate five heroes of the Bay who continue to inspire us every day with their deep connection to and passion for the Chesapeake.

  • This Bay Is Going to Set Me Free

    Former CBF President Will Baker chats with Ray Langston, longtime resident and former mayor of Highland Beach, Maryland, a Bay-front community with a proud history and a bright future.

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