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!

  • Secrets of the Striper

    March 6, 2024

    As pressures mount for striped bass, scientists are broadening the window on the hidden lives of these celebrated fish—while managers race to save them.

  • One-on-One with The General Assembly

    March 1, 2024

    Advocates take a ‘rare opportunity’ to meet with legislators on the importance of tree conservation, water quality, and climate resiliency bills.

  • Testifying on Behalf of Living Shorelines

    February 28, 2024

    Maryland student Leader Kate Johnson recently spoke on behalf of critical legislation in front of the state General Assembly.

  • Little Fish, Big Trouble (Again)

    February 26, 2024

    Despite its importance to the Bay's ecosystem, menhaden face substantial pressure from the commercial fishing industry. And in yet another legislative setback, critical science needed to make informed decisions about "the most important fish in the sea" has been delayed once more.

  • Hope on the Half Shell

    February 22, 2024

    The Chesapeake Bay is now home to the world’s largest oyster reef restoration projects—and they’re showing incredible success. What comes next?

  • In Virginia, Hope Grows on Trees

    February 21, 2024

    Virginia’s trees are disappearing. A tree planting in Norfolk—and conservation efforts from state lawmakers—offer signs of hope.

  • Journey into the Heart of the Bay

    February 20, 2024

    CBF’s inaugural Middle School Bay Eco-Camp offered salt marsh and island explorations, star-lit hikes, and life-changing learning experiences.

  • Let's Go Outdoors!

    February 15, 2024

    Tarsha and Keisha Scovens' Let’s Go Outdoors (LGO) program is increasing family engagement in outdoor recreation, and teaching diverse youth and adults in under-represented communities in Lancaster and Philadelphia about the environment and conservation.

  • Lawmakers Must Prioritize Conservation, Climate Legislation

    February 8, 2024

    When it comes down to it, environmental policy is about people. In 2024, our elected officials can leave a legacy of supporting a healthier environment and improving Virginians’ well-being.

  • Climate Resiliency Demands Resilient Funding

    February 6, 2024

    Climate change is no longer knocking at Virginia’s door; it’s inside the commonwealth’s house—with no plans to leave. Protecting Virginians from this urgent situation requires resilient solutions. And resilient solutions need consistent investment.

  • When It Rains It Pours — With Road Salt It Creates a Bad Brew

    February 1, 2024

    It's that time of year when we're all looking for ways to manage the snow that falls on our streets, walkways, and driveways. Road deicers are most often some forms of salt, which create an unsavory, salty situation in our streams.

  • Save the Bay News: Industrial Sludge, Living Shorelines, and What’s Ahead in 2024

    January 26, 2024

    Advocacy efforts are in full swing this month as legislators return to state houses and the Capitol. Take a look at our top priorities for the Bay in the coming months.

  • Are Toxic Chemicals in your Neighborhood?

    January 24, 2024

    The Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill that would ban cancer-linked products. Here's why they should pass the ban.

  • Five Ways We’re Advocating for the Bay in 2024

    January 23, 2024

    Legislative sessions have kicked off around the watershed. Here’s what we’re fighting for in 2024.

  • For Family, Farming, and Clean Water

    January 19, 2024

    Cost-share funds available through Pennsylvania's Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) help Greg Strayer keep his family farm going, so that someday he can pass it to his children.

  • Don't Leave Lakeside Planning up to Chance

    January 3, 2024

    Talbot County officials should closely monitor the development's growth and ensure sewage discharge and other plans are not harming Talbot's way of life.

  • Let's Pay Farmers for Outcomes That Restore Virginia Rivers, Streams, and the Chesapeake Bay

    December 29, 2023

    To create healthier rivers and streams for future generations Virginia legislators could launch a new pilot program that pays farmers based on how much cleaner they leave nearby waterways.

  • Stop the Influx of Industrial Sludge!

    December 27, 2023

    Maryland has become a dumping ground for the region's industrial sludge waste. But what is industrial sludge and why does it matter?

  • Five Things You Didn’t Know About Living Shorelines

    December 21, 2023

    What are living shorelines and how do they benefit property owners and the Bay?

  • Save the Bay News: Your Favorite Stories of 2023

    December 15, 2023

    From struggling striped bass (AKA “rockfish” or “stripers”) to a major new scientific report that could shape the future of watershed restoration, we take a look back at the most popular stories of 2023.

  • Top Three Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2023

    December 12, 2023

    We look back at what our clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.

  • Heart and Science: The Chesapeake Bay Needs Both

    December 5, 2023

    To succeed in the next chapter of bay-saving, we’re going to have to widen conservation’s historically narrow lens. We can’t focus so pointedly on trying to recreate the past that we neglect to build for the future—a future that recognizes that nature and human communities are intertwined.

  • Save the Bay Newsletter: Living Shorelines, Urban Farms, and People-Centered Conservation

    November 16, 2023

    This month, we discuss what it means to center people in conservation. When we do it successfully, it not only moves watershed restoration forward, but also builds community.

  • Being the Bay’s Voice

    November 13, 2023

    For nearly two decades, CBF’s Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) program has inspired hundreds of dedicated volunteers to serve their community and the Bay.

  • Little Pieces of Life, Green, and Community

    November 9, 2023

    In building local food systems that support community and environmental wellbeing, small and urban farms have an outsized impact.

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