Women's History and the Bay

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CBF educators and participants on a canoe expedition exploring Swift Creek Lake outside Richmond, VA. Spotting turtles, egrets, sunfish, water lilies and discussing ways to improve the health of Virginia waterways.

Photo Credit: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

We celebrate the countless women across the Chesapeake region who have been breaking barriers in science and conservation for centuries. Here are just a few of their stories.

  • Women Saving the Bay and Making History

    March 25, 2022

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked eight talented CBF women what inspires them each and every day to keep pushing the save the Bay movement forward.

  • Natural Born Chesapeake Leader

    January 3, 2022

    Hilary Falk, a proven expert in large-scale ecosystem restoration, leading organizational change, and coalition building, is CBF's next president and CEO.

  • Trees Help Beat City Heat

    November 8, 2021

    Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Kiasha Huling plants trees to cool the 'heat island' effect in Philadelphia.

  • Planting a 'Magical Seed'

    November 8, 2021

    Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Shauna Yorty is growing community connections in a Lancaster neighborhood.

  • Taking a Dive

    October 27, 2021

    Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.

  • A Veritable Force of Nature

    October 21, 2021

    CBF mentor teacher cultivates diversity and outdoor learning at Baltimore High School.

  • Five Women in Science Who Called the Chesapeake Home

    February 11, 2020

    These incredible women have a connection to the Chesapeake Bay region and are pioneers in the sciences.

  • High School Student Helps Oysters Flourish in Virginia

    November 12, 2019

    Laney Bonner has become a great promoter of CBF’s oyster gardening program, all while keeping up as a student at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

  • O Captain, My Captain

    March 29, 2019

    A conversation between Captain Tiffany Granberg, Captain Amanda Colianni, and Captain Ronnie Anderson--three of CBF's dedicated female captains and environmental educators in honor of Women's History Month.

  • What We Owe to Rachel Carson

    March 14, 2019

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we are looking back at some of the natural world’s greatest heroines. And perhaps there’s no one more deserving of that description than Rachel Carson. Back in 1962—before there was an Earth Day, or EPA, or even a Chesapeake Bay Foundation—Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring. The book that started it all, Spring is credited for launching the modern environmental movement.

  • 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.

  • Rock On, Girls!

    In this episode, former CBF President Will Baker talks with Hannah Herron and Taegan Duncan, two student leaders who participated in CBF's "50 Forward" summer experience.

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