“We Haven’t Learned to Be Silent Yet”
May 19, 2023
CBF student leaders take action for their communities, their watershed, and their world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking for the Streams
September 20, 2022
Nancy Kelly has waded, assessed, and protected the Bay's rivers for decades.
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.
A Brighter Future for Pennsylvania Students
July 26, 2022
New education standards include critical environmental requirements for all Pennsylvania students.
A Cleaner, Greener Future for Pennsylvania Is Within Our Reach
May 10, 2022
State legislators have the chance to enact change by passing the Clean Streams Fund.
One 'Really Empowering' Trip to Richmond
March 22, 2022
High schooler Jordyn Lewis meets with Virginia senators and delegates to urge support for environmental literacy.
Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2021
December 21, 2021
We look back at what Bay advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.
The Next Generation Speaks Up for the Bay
September 14, 2021
After a year apart, CBF Student Leaders came together this summer out of a shared passion for the Bay and the desire to make a difference.
CBF Student Leaders Continue to Carry the Torch
May 11, 2021
A newly created Chesapeake Bay Club brings the spirit of CBF's Student Leadership program into college.
Teachers Know the Value of Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Environmental Education
March 18, 2021
For students, the pandemic has only grown their desire to be outside and protect the environment. Maryland teachers speak to the importance of CBF's environmental education program.
Students to Maryland Legislators: We Need Climate Solutions Now!
February 3, 2021
CBF Student Leaders from across the state spoke up about the need for strong climate legislation.
Why Environmental Literacy Should be Part of Pennsylvania’s Education Standards
January 29, 2021
Without these key topics included in our education program, we risk losing the opportunity to create well-informed students through environmental investigations and exploration.
Testifying on Behalf of Clean Water
January 12, 2021
CBF Student Leader Connor Ransom reflects on his experience giving public testimony on an environmental amendment in Maryland.
CBF Student Leaders Ask Congress to Save the Bay
January 11, 2021
As the 117th Congress is sworn in, a group of students has come together to share their thoughts on what the federal government needs to do to save the Bay.
Little Fish, Big Success
December 15, 2020
Virginia fisheries advocate John Bello was part of a team that advocated for the scientific management of the Bay’s important menhaden.
Living Room Lobbyist
December 7, 2020
CBF Clean Water Captain Mike Taylor took advantage of technology to share testimony with EPA from his home in Virginia Beach.
Bringing Clean Water to All in Baltimore
October 22, 2020
Trees and civic engagement are two things we need to ensure clean water for all, according to CBF Student Leader Kaitlyn Leitherer.
A Model for Environmental Success: Taking Bay Restoration Efforts International
June 18, 2020
Can Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts serve as a model for other countries? Megan Cariaso thinks so.
Bringing the Planet to a Safe Place
April 29, 2020
Student leader Kallan Benson is tackling climate change and working to create positive change for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Old Dominion Clean Water Memories
October 22, 2019
This fall, 34 Virginia Clean Water Captains gathered together at CBF's Brock Environmental Center for a weekend of discussion, learning, and preparation for year filled with advocacy.
Is It Really Worth It?
September 11, 2019
The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.
Fighting for Oysters
September 6, 2019
On a blustery and snowy March day at Maryland’s General Assembly, about a dozen hearty oyster advocates to support two bills designed to help increase the oyster population in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Speaking the Bay's Language
July 11, 2019
The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the balm that soothes Dr. Lorelly Solano's hectic days. To help protect it, she’s sharing her passion for the environment with a new generation of immigrants and Spanish-speaking citizens on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
The Year of the Students
April 25, 2019
Students all across the watershed have played an active role advocating for our environment in state legislative sessions this year
Caring Vet is a Hero Among 'Heroes'
April 17, 2019
Retired Navy Senior Chief and Chef Adam Gagne relishes the chance to share his passion for kayak fishing with veterans and first responders.
One Prolific Voice for Clean Water
March 12, 2019
CBF's Hampton Roads Grassroots Manager Tanner Council describes Hampton resident Claire Neubert as one of the most prolific volunteers CBF has ever worked with.
An Oyster Champion in Virginia
February 27, 2019
One student is on a quest to officially recognize the importance of oysters in Virginia.
Clean Water Voices in the Old Dominion
February 13, 2019
Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.
Waterway Solutions in the Old Dominion
January 17, 2019
I have high hopes the Virginia General Assembly will protect our waterways.
Stewardship Event Emphasizes the Value of Conservation Practices and Partnerships
December 19, 2018
Visitors on hay wagons rode through rolling hills of corn, cover crops, and contour strips under a blazing sun in Juniata County, to get a closer look and to learn about conservation efforts through farmers' eyes.
Students Determined to Continue Efforts to Recognize Hellbenders
December 11, 2018
Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.
A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees
September 11, 2018
There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.
Fixing the Pipes in Charm City
July 5, 2018
One hundred and fourteen years ago, spring was an exciting time in Baltimore.
Parachutes for the Planet: Aiming for a Livable Future
May 17, 2018
We have to be the promise for the planet.
In the Path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
May 8, 2018
Water is life, and clean, abundant water is our right.
Democracy in Action
April 18, 2018
When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.
Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill
March 7, 2018
Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.
Fighting for the Future of Our Forests
February 16, 2018
Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.
Fast and Furious in Harrisburg, Annapolis, and Richmond
February 9, 2018
At the dawn of every new year, shortly after the ball drops and the confetti is swept away, our Bay saving efforts kick into another gear. With the new year comes the start of legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia, and its continuation in Pennsylvania.
Tell Your Legislators You Support Efforts to Clean up Water, Bay
March 14, 2017
The Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics we are seeing progress.
Speaking up for Clean Water
February 15, 2017
Just eleven years after Captain John Smith led the original exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, the Western Hemisphere's oldest legislative body was founded when Virginia's House of Burgesses met in 1619.
Five Important Advocacy Actions You Can Do Right Now
February 14, 2017
The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics, we are seeing progress. Citizens, businesses, and governments are rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution. And it is working.
Voices for Clean Water
Stories of advocates throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed raising their voice for clean water.