John Page Williams is CBF's Senior Naturalist. He joined the CBF staff in 1973 because he has been fish-obsessed since he was four years old. Nobody told him this work would turn into a study of constitutional law, municipal finance, and most of all, human behavior.
He's still fascinated by all the challenges involved in saving the Bay, and he still learns something every day that he's on the water.
John Page's Posts
January 15, 2019
A cynic might be tempted to say that our optimism for the Bay a year ago was false, but a clear-eyed optimist will instead look closely at the important scientific signals and watch carefully as 2019 progresses.
December 5, 2018
From Northern Canadian forests to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Buffleheads are back for winter.
November 7, 2018
Tuesday's elections may determine the success or failure of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.
August 24, 2018
Tidal Fresh sounds like an oxymoron. If a waterway is tidal, its bottom must be below sea level and open to the ocean, so it should be salty. Right? Nope.
July 11, 2018
If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.
June 12, 2018
Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.
May 9, 2018
Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.
April 26, 2018
(DRAGONVILLE, VA)—Tommy Longest and his son-in-law, Kevin Norman, produce corn and no-till soybeans on about 4,000 acres (2,100 in corn) of land in King & Queen County, VA, between Dragon Run (the headwaters of the Piankatank River) and the Mattaponi River.
April 12, 2018
In the spring, our Chesapeake swells with silver: shad and river herring.
April 4, 2018
Lynn Gayle and his son, Sands, farm a wide range of fields in Accomack County, Virginia, from their home base near Onancock.