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!
Infrastructure Investments Can Help the Environment, Improve Health and Create Jobs
August 5, 2021
Conservation groups across the commonwealth urge legislators to invest in clean water infrastructure projects that will create vast long-lasting benefits.
Farm Funding is Our Best Shot to Reduce Bay Pollution
August 4, 2021
Focusing on farms is the best strategy to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's clean water pollution limits by 2025.
Save the Bay News: Herons, Oysters, and a New Kind of Classroom
July 23, 2021
Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how cities can be home to wildlife and provide students with hands-on educational nature experiences.
Kids Learn about Our Watershed Anytime with Backyard Bay Savers
July 20, 2021
Learning comes naturally when students find connections to their everyday lives. Backyard Bay Savers shines a new light on what kids see every day in our region.
Cuidando los Ríos
July 19, 2021
Efraín Carcamo y sus tres hijos cruzan rocas en la orilla del río James en Richmond, buscando basura que la corriente dejó entre piedras y ramas.
July 19, 2021
Efrain Carcamo passes on his love of nature to his three children as they hunt for litter lodged by the current among rocks and branches along the James River in Richmond, VA.
Pivotal Partners in Saving the Bay
July 16, 2021
How a small but mighty team is working to restore the Bay, address climate change, and educate the next generation of clean water stewards.
Brock Classroom Wraps Up Its First School Year
July 15, 2021
In the heart of Virginia Beach, a city classroom connects students directly to nature.
Sharks: From Miocene to Modern Day
July 14, 2021
We’ve all heard about sharks in the Bay, but did you know that these apex predators have actually been living here long before us humans ever showed up?
How to Get Pennsylvania Farmers to Save the Chesapeake Bay
July 13, 2021
Environmentalists believe reducing runoff from Pennsylvania farms is key to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland’s 5 Million Tree Program Will Help Protect the Shore
July 7, 2021
Climate change is a pressing threat to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Planting trees is a cost-effective way to help insulate communities against climate change and mitigate its more devastating effects.
Baltimore Marks Milestone in Addressing Sewer Overflows
July 6, 2021
After years of advocacy, a major upgrade at the city’s Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant will help prevent millions of gallons of sewage from flowing into Baltimore Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
Herons in Harrisburg
July 2, 2021
Endangered Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are finding unexpected refuge in urban neighborhoods.
Protect Mussels Too
July 1, 2021
Nearly half of all mussel species face extinction, threatened by pollution and disease.
Pride for the Bay
June 30, 2021
Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay and its rivers and streams.
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?
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