Water Quality

  • The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is Working

    August 23, 2018

    This is a critical time for bay restoration. At the halfway point between 2010 and 2025 the question is: Are we on track?

  • CBF Brings Bedford Farmers to the Bay

    August 22, 2018

    Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.

  • Stop Pipelines' Devastation of Virginia Waterways

    August 21, 2018

    Recent months have deluged Virginians with storms and heavy rainfall, causing flooded roads, washed-out embankments, and mudslides. In the case of Mountain Valley Pipeline construction, these summer storms triggered extensive damage to Virginia's rivers and streams.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Wavering Waters

    August 17, 2018

    For more than 40 years, CBF Senior Naturalist John Page Williams has explored the many waterways in the Chesapeake Bay, particularly his home Severn River. And despite all that time on the water, he often says, "Every time I go out on my river, I learn something new."

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Torrent of Trash

    August 3, 2018

    The health of our local waterways and the Bay is often hidden below the surface. But other times, water quality is in plain sight.

  • Frequent Dolphin Sightings Reveal a Rebounding Bay

    August 1, 2018

    Bottlenose dolphin sightings are delighting both citizens and scientists alike, as unprecedented scores of these marine mammals have been spotted in the Bay's waters this spring and summer.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Bay Mutiny

    July 20, 2018

    In 1608, during the first exploration of the Chesapeake Bay by European settlers, it was Captain John Smith who led the way. Of the countless voyages throughout this national treasure since, it's a safe bet that most had a captain.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Blessing and a Curse

    July 13, 2018

    The recent hot and sunny weather throughout the watershed has blessed many of us with picturesque days to swim, fish, or work in our gardens. But this weather isn’t a blessing to some.

  • This Month on the Bay: Life in an Eelgrass Bed

    July 11, 2018

    If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Best Bang for Our Buck

    July 6, 2018

    The least expensive ways to fight pollution also targets the largest source of pollution—agricultural runoff.

  • Fixing the Pipes in Charm City

    July 5, 2018

    One hundred and fourteen years ago, spring was an exciting time in Baltimore.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Bay Building Blocks

    June 29, 2018

    Speak of the Chesapeake Bay and thoughts of the mighty oyster or beloved blue crab are not far away. These treasured critters are not only delectable but are critical building blocks for the health of the Bay's ecology.

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