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!

  • Pitching Plastic Bags

    December 14, 2022

    Plastic bags continue to choke our waterways and health. But there’s a solution!

  • Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2022

    December 12, 2022

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

  • Enjoying Oysters this Holiday Season?

    December 9, 2022

    Here are five things Capt. Karl wants you to know about storing oysters, keeping them fresh, and what to do with all those shells after your oyster roast.

  • Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Program at Risk in Virginia

    December 7, 2022

    By ending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, often called RGGI, Virginia would lose a key tool for reducing air pollution from power plants, which contributes to pollution to the Bay.

  • Save the Bay News: Urban Gardens, Toxic Cleanups, and Community Action

    November 18, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we share resources for how you can get involved in speaking up for the Bay every day.

  • 5-Millionth Tree Marks Milestone for Pennsylvania

    November 10, 2022

    Trees provide a plethora of benefits to waterways, farms, economies, and people. That makes them a powerful tool as Pennsylvania works to accelerate progress toward its clean water commitments.

  • It's Time to Finish Cleaning up Chesapeake Bay

    November 8, 2022

    Those who fight for clean water urge federal and watershed jurisdiction leaders to honor their legal and moral obligations to reduce pollution to the Bay.

  • Toxic Waste Hits Home in Hampton Roads

    November 4, 2022

    As EPA plans cleanup, pollution sparks concern in a Portsmouth community. High tides and heavy rains wash floodwaters over the contaminated site in low-lying Hampton Roads, polluting waterways, threatening wildlife, and creating a public health risk.

  • Let Leaves Be: Hibernation Season Is Near!

    November 3, 2022

    Letting fallen leaves stay on the ground provides a plethora of benefits to water quality and wildlife, including winter cover for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators.

  • A Bay Without Borders

    November 1, 2022

    Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.

  • Be the Change

    October 27, 2022

    For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.

  • Save the Bay News: Environmental Rights, Wetland Fights, and Clean Water

    October 21, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look at a legislation model to advance clean water protections and climate action, the federal Clean Water Act, and a pivotal Supreme Court case that could jeopardize wetlands.

  • The More We Eat, the Less They Eat

    October 20, 2022

    The growing population of invasive blue catfish in the Bay spells trouble for species like blue crabs, but catching (and eating) them can help.

  • The Real Work of Clean Water

    October 18, 2022

    Fifty years after the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act, the restoration of rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters remains an ongoing and collective project.

  • To the Streams!

    October 17, 2022

    Baltimore City teachers and students are heading into the city's waterways as part of a new initiative that aims to overcome barriers to environmental education.

  • Two Jars of Water, and a Lasting Environmental Legacy for Pennsylvania

    October 14, 2022

    More than fifty years after the Pennsylvania constitution's Environmental Rights Amendment passed, Franklin L. Kury reflects on how the amendment continues to be a driver for protecting all Pennsylvanians' rights to clean water, air, and a healthy environment.

  • The Untold Story of One of The Most Successful Oystermen in Hampton

    October 13, 2022

    John Mallory Phillips—a successful waterman and businessman in the Hampton, Virginia, area at the turn of the last century—made leaps in the Black community at a time that lacked support or recognition for people of color.

  • An Open Letter on Holly Beach Farm

    October 12, 2022

    Honoring a property that deserves to be restored and conserved.

  • Roots in Rocky Soil

    October 11, 2022

    Trees, bees, and goats are all part of Tim Wagner's vision to build a farm and a community in central Pennsylvania.

  • Wetlands Are Waters, Too

    September 29, 2022

    An upcoming Supreme Court decision could determine the fate of thousands of acres of wetlands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Clean Water Advocacy: September 2022 Update

    September 28, 2022

    Salmon, trees, plastic bags, and more. And all with Election Day right around the corner.

  • Baltimore Needs Effective and Equitable Transit Infrastructure

    September 22, 2022

    CBF speaks up on the transit alternatives presented in MDOT MTA’s East-West Corridor Study.

  • Speaking for the Streams

    September 20, 2022

    Nancy Kelly has waded, assessed, and protected the Bay's rivers for decades.

  • Save the Bay News: An Ancient Fish in Danger, Farmer Funds, and Crabs

    September 16, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look into concerns over a proposed salmon factory, recent landmark federal legislation, crabs, and the latest survey of underwater grasses.

  • Successful Shorelines Require a Sea Change

    September 15, 2022

    Living shorelines of native plants are often more effective, and more cost-effective over the long run, than armoring shorelines with rocks, concrete or treated lumber.

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