Save the Bay Blog

CBF's Save the Bay Blog features a range of informative, engaging, and hopeful stories about CBF, our work, and conservation issues of the moment. Read on!

  • 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.

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