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!

  • 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.

  • Save the Bay News: The Future (and Deep Roots) of Regenerative Farming

    February 24, 2023

    This month, we explore the roots of regenerative agriculture, how winter is unfolding on CBF’s own regenerative farm (and why we have one), and what the future of agriculture in the watershed could look like.

  • A Family's Legacy Along the Yeocomico

    February 23, 2023

    There is a special part of the world at the edge of the Yeocomico River in Virginia’s Northern Neck. For 146 years, the Wilson Family has called this land and water home.

  • Agriculture's Future Is Now

    February 22, 2023

    What does a farm have to do with saving the Bay? How we can produce enough nutritious food while also reducing pollution and restoring the health of our waterways? Jared and Elissa Planz look at how CBF's Clagett Farm is answering those questions.

  • Coming to Life: A Winter Day on CBF’s Clagett Farm

    February 21, 2023

    Get an inside look at how CBF's Clagett Farm team is preparing for the growing season. The farm is a place to ground-truth how holistic farm systems, often termed ‘regenerative agriculture,’ can help improve soil and water quality.

  • Breaking Through Concrete Ceilings

    February 17, 2023

    Dr. Mamie Parker has spent her life making history as a Black, female conservationist, paving the way for young Black women who want to pursue a career in the environmental world.

  • New Conowingo Dam License Critical to Bay Restoration

    February 16, 2023

    The new Conowingo Dam license process can be transformative for the Bay, but only if Maryland officials can work through the challenges of dealing with the dam’s private operator, the utility Constellation Energy.

  • With State Help, Farmers Make A Difference

    February 15, 2023

    Virginia legislators are considering several important proposals that could open significant opportunities for more farmers to improve their business operations while working for cleaner water.

  • The Deep Roots of Regenerative Agriculture

    February 14, 2023

    Tens of thousands of years ago, farmers of color around the world pioneered ways of working the land that are critical for restoring ecological balance, clean water, and community today.

  • Pennsylvania Eyes Next Steps to Reduce Agricultural Pollution

    February 13, 2023

    Funding will soon be flowing from Pennsylvania’s new cost-share Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) to help more farmers put pollution-reduction measures on the ground, creating optimism and momentum for cleaner rivers and streams in the Keystone State.

  • Our Family's Journey to Slash Plastic Use

    February 6, 2023

    CBF Clean Water Captain Kit Norlan shares how her family set out to shrink their consumption of plastic and paper, with information that could help you do the same.

  • Before, During, and After the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022

    February 3, 2023

    From 11 October to 11 November, 2022, volunteers around the world took part in the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022: Trees in a Changing Climate. The challenge resulted in 4,700+ tree height observations from 1,500+ locations in 50 GLOBE countries.

  • Four Ways the Chesapeake National Recreation Area Would Benefit You

    January 31, 2023

    Thanks to draft legislation, the Chesapeake Bay may finally get the national recognition, along with greater public access, that lawmakers and environmental groups in the region have been seeking for decades.

  • Save the Bay News: State of the Bay, Oyster Milestones, and Exploring Your Watershed

    January 27, 2023

    What does the 2022 State of the Bay mean for the long-term health of the Chesapeake and the communities that depend on it? Dive into the big takeaways from the recently released report and more stories about the state of the Bay.

  • Oysters on the Rise

    January 26, 2023

    There are finally bright spots for the Bay’s oysters. The collaborative Chesapeake Oyster Alliance—nearing the halfway milestone of its ambitious campaign to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay—is part of the resurgence.

  • A New Year, a New Governor, a New Chance to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay

    January 25, 2023

    As one year ends and another begins, many of us have hope and optimism for the new year. In these early days of 2023, CBF is encouraged that momentum in 2022 can bring us closer to cleaner rivers and streams in Pennsylvania.

  • Seven Steps to Writing a Bay-Friendly Farm Bill

    January 24, 2023

    Nutrient runoff from farms is the largest source of pollution in our waters. Reducing it is also the biggest opportunity to restore them. That’s why this year’s Farm Bill debate in Congress is so important.

  • Learning for Life

    January 19, 2023

    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of CBF's award-winning Education programs, we reflect that the first way to get young people to care about the Bay is to let them experience it.

  • Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report

    January 18, 2023

    The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.

  • Five Ways We’re Advocating for Bay Restoration in 2023

    January 11, 2023

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

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