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!

  • Will Wildfire Smoke Impact the Chesapeake Bay?

    June 8, 2023

    If you live in the northern regions of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, you’ve likely noticed unusually hazy skies obscuring the sun this week caused by massive wildfires in Canada.

  • New Small Farm Cover Crop Expansion Is Good for Communities and the Environment

    May 31, 2023

    For the first time, Maryland is giving small-scale farmers a similar financial boost for cover crops that larger-scale farmers have enjoyed for years.

  • Saving the Bay Means Creating a Future with and for People

    May 26, 2023

    What does it mean to save the Bay? To create a future in which humans and nature flourish together.

  • Save the Bay News: Outdoor Learning, Blue Crabs, and Bay Restoration

    May 25, 2023

    The simple idea of getting kids “out on the water, messing around in boats” has remained at the core of CBF’s award-winning environmental education programs for 50 years—an anniversary milestone celebrated by the stories in this edition of Save the Bay News.

  • Learning to Think Like a Watershed

    May 22, 2023

    By forging human connections, watershed communities uncover the environmental connections that bind them to each other and their waterways.

  • “We Haven’t Learned to Be Silent Yet”

    May 19, 2023

    CBF student leaders take action for their communities, their watershed, and their world.

  • The Quest for Environmental Literacy

    May 17, 2023

    The benefits of outdoor education to students and society are backed by a growing body of evidence. But achieving widespread access depends on supporting innovation and removing barriers for teachers and schools.

  • Evolution of a Floating Classroom

    May 15, 2023

    The immersive experience of a day out on the water has been at the heart of CBF's environmental education program since it began in 1973. The fleet may have since evolved but the mission, and its impact on students, remains the same.

  • Our Watershed Teacher

    May 12, 2023

    CBF President & CEO Hilary Harp Falk reflects on the lessons she learned during her time as a CBF educator.

  • Four Ways to Celebrate the Bay

    May 10, 2023

    Now that the sunny and warm weather is (hopefully) here to stay, it is time to appreciate and take advantage of all the Bay has to offer. Here are four ways to celebrate the Bay in the next four weeks.

  • How Worried Should You Be About Striped Bass?

    May 8, 2023

    Under the ASMFC’s action last week, Atlantic Coast states will be implementing a 31-inch maximum size limit for striped bass.The organization also voted to start a process to make additional changes to fishery regulations later this year. Chris Moore, CBF’s Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist, tells us what Bay anglers need to know.

  • Save the Bay News: Plastic, Fashion, and Using Art to Save the Bay

    April 27, 2023

    From a rock concert to a digital folk artist inspired by Clean the Bay Day, take a look at some of the creative ways people are honoring and working to save the Bay.

  • A Digital Folk Artist's Take on Clean the Bay Day

    April 24, 2023

    Dwight Easter, artist and longtime Hampton Roads resident, discusses litter, beachgoing, and creating art.

  • Blue Catfish Disaster Funding Would Be Beneficial for Bay, Watermen

    April 23, 2023

    We want watermen to benefit from the bounty of blue catfish and other invasive species in the Bay, which would improve the Bay's overall ecosystem.

  • Bay Rockers, We Salute You

    April 19, 2023

    The brainchild of Towson High School students, the homegrown Tributary Festival melds music and passion to the tune of more than $19,000 raised to date for Bay restoration.

  • Student's Stream Dream Salutes Enslaved Kitty Payne

    April 12, 2023

    Student Aidan Kissner has succeeded in getting the little stream behind his house, which carries many personal memories, named "Kitty Payne Creek" so that it can get the respect, attention, and protection it deserves.

  • Clean Water Advocacy: March 2023 Update

    March 31, 2023

    In the first quarter of the year, CBF and our clean water advocates have been fighting for trees, healthy fisheries, environmental justice, agricultural investments, and more.

  • Farms Need Support Now, for Their Own Sake and for the Chesapeake Bay

    March 29, 2023

    The way we produce food has profound consequences for the health of our communities, our environment and our local economies. Unfortunately, the status quo isn’t working for us or our environment. Legislators and policymakers need to support farmers' efforts to make critical changes.

  • Save the Bay News: Blue Catfish, Oyster Gardening, and a Trout's Journey

    March 24, 2023

    This month, we explore the Bay's remarkable fisheries—from surveying blue crabs to controlling blue catfish to examining a trout hatchery. Read these stories and more.

  • Many Questions Remain for Blue Crab Outlook

    March 22, 2023

    The season for catching Chesapeake Bay blue crabs is already underway in Virginia, and recreational crabbing will officially kick off in Maryland on April 1. Several boats have been plying the waters the past several months, however, to pursue the crustaceans not for steaming but for science.

  • A Trout’s Journey: Behind the Scenes of Pennsylvania’s Fish Hatcheries

    March 16, 2023

    Getting 3.2 million hatchery-raised trout into waterways, as well as sustaining wild trout populations, is a critical part of the worldclass fishing for which Pennsylvania’s mountain streams are renowned. Both require good water, and lots of it.

  • Oyster Advocates Fight for Better Aquaculture Lease Process

    March 15, 2023

    A delegation of environmental advocates, aquaculture operators, and scientists met with legislators to support important aquaculture bills being considered in the Maryland General Assembly.

  • Fisheries Win in Virginia’s Legislative Session

    March 9, 2023

    Last month, Virginia wrapped up its legislative session and with it came big wins for the Chesapeake Bay’s fisheries. Read more about the strides made to control blue catfish and protect oysters, blue crabs, and menhaden.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Leader Calls for Shifts in Bay Cleanup

    March 8, 2023

    A little over a year ago, Hilary Harp Falk took over as president and CEO of CBF. Thirteen months later, she sat down with Tim Wheeler of the Bay Journal to talk about the future of the restoration effort and CBF’s role in it.

  • Virginia Backs Oyster Shell Recycling with New Fund

    March 7, 2023

    The best surface for baby oysters to grow on is the shell of another oyster. Virginia's adoption of a fund to help recycle oyster shell will give a much needed boost to this natural resource.

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