From freshwater mussels to microplastics, from trees in urban environments to dolphins in the Bay—there's always something new to explore and learn about in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Whether it's a connection between critters and habitat that we weren’t aware of, a research paper that changes our thinking, or an innovative technology or practice that shows promise for promoting cleaner water, CBF experts (and sometimes special guests!) are bringing exciting Bay topics directly to you.
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Charting the Course for Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass
March 8, 2021
6:30-7:30 p.m. Striped bass, also known as rockfish, are a quintessential part of Chesapeake Bay life and culture. Rockfish are the most highly sought-after recreational fish species in the Bay and support a robust commercial fishery. More than 70 percent of all rockfish along the East Coast are spawned in Chesapeake Bay waters. Unfortunately, recent data indicates that this beloved fish is in trouble. As fisheries managers chart the course for striped bass for the next 10 years, it is critical that a strong management framework is put in place that meets these challenges head-on.
Join fisheries experts from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, American Sportfishing Association, Maryland Fisheries, and the Coastal Conservation Association of Maryland as we discuss top priorities for the next phase of striped bass management and what you can do to help ensure these fish are available for all to enjoy for generations to come.
24 Feb 2021 00:59:16
Join CBF President Will Baker, Director of Science & Agriculture Policy Beth McGee, PhD, and Senior Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore as they explain the science behind the 2020 State of the Bay report and how CBF plans to move forward.
16 Feb 2021 01:11:18
Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, known as the "Bay Act," was enacted more than 30 years ago to curb nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay through sound land-use practices that minimize the disturbance and development of environmentally-sensitive coastal areas. Proposed new regulations under the Bay Act are being fleshed out right now to encourage and promote the preservation and planting of trees, as well as adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change impacts. Learn more about the history and future of the Bay Act, and how you can support further shoreline protection and improved water quality.
16 Dec 2020 01:01:48
Join CBF Virginia Executive Director Peggy Sanner for an overview of some of the legislation we anticipate working on during the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session and get a playbook for how and when you can get involved.
18 Nov 2020 00:58:23
Join us for a look at the latest science on the benefits trees provide, from reducing stormwater runoff and flooding to cooling our neighborhoods and reducing heat-related hospital visits. You’ll learn how you can get involved at both the state and local level to preserve your local tree canopy and advocate for stronger protections during the development process.
12 Nov 2020 00:58:40
Are you interested in making every dollar count when managing your philanthropy? Join CBF as we host a discussion with financial experts from the Maryland area to explore the benefits of giving through donor advised funds (DAFs), IRAs, wills, and more.
10 Nov 2020 01:05:30
Today, there are tens of thousands of people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia who identify as American Indian. In this webinar, we speak with some the leaders of four local tribes about their perspectives on current Chesapeake Bay issues.
05 Nov 2020 01:03:29
Have you ever felt blindsided by a new development in your community? Find out how you can get involved in planning and development decisions BEFORE the bulldozers show up. Learn how to influence decision-makers and advocate for environmentally friendly development with CBF's Land Use Planner, Erik Fisher.
28 Oct 2020 00:58:44
Join CBF’s Education department for an engaging CBF Online Watershed Learning (OWL) program to explore Chesapeake Bay fish adaptations. See how different fish dress themselves up according to where they live, who they eat, and who preys upon them. Learn how to make observations about the placement, size, and shape of fish fins, eyes, and mouth and uncover the reasons behind their scale coloration and pattern.
27 Oct 2020 00:59:02
In this webinar hear about CBF’s recent successes in Virginia, including protecting menhaden, defending an historic and vulnerable African-American community and its air and water from Atlantic Coast Pipeline threats. You'll also learn more about some of the pathbreaking projects currently engaging CBF’s Virginia team.
21 Oct 2020 01:00:28
This webinar explore's proven techniques to make the most of your advocacy efforts in Virginia. It is timed to provide you with new ideas and sharpen your skills in advance of the 2021 General Assembly session. Whether you are brand new to citizen lobbying or a seasoned advocate, we aim to provide a fresh, contextual look at how all Virginians can make a difference in the new year.
15 Oct 2020 01:02:54
During this webinar, Virginia state and local leaders discuss details about green infrastructure practices that emulate the natural environment. We also discuss resiliency strategies to address the increasing challenges that we face with climate change and flooding.
07 Oct 2020 00:59:33
Are you ready to elevate your lawn to the next level and help save the Bay? Fall is the best time of year to take crucial next steps to enhance your lawn and your local waterways.
16 Sep 2020 1:00:35
How are laws developed and passed in the Virginia General Assembly? What is the difference between state code, regulation and guidance? What does the Virginia constitution say about water quality? And how do these moving parts come together to help protect and restore our Chesapeake Bay?
09 Sep 2020 1:02:42
Join us to learn more about the connection between agriculture and clean water—and how you can support the effort.
11 Aug 2020 01:01:11
Join CBF and a panel of elected leaders and community advocates for perspectives on recent environmental justice victories around the Bay watershed. We also discuss where this critical conversation needs to go in the coming years.
28 Jul 2020 00:53:43
Join the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Federal Office for a discussion of environmental rollbacks and how they affect the Bay and communities within the watershed.
15 Jul 2020 01:04:21
Learn how the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—a multi-state effort to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay—is affecting the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay and restoring the health of this once incredibly productive estuary.
13 Jul 2020 1:02:48
Join us for this month's virtual Brock Environmental Center Learning Series as we explore the very important but relatively unknown pollution issues resulting from the Chesapeake Bay watershed-wide poultry industry.
24 Jun 2020 00:54:17
Chesapeake Bay Foundation President Will Baker addresses our progress in this special webinar. He discusses where CBF is currently, where we are going, and how we are innovating to meet the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint's goal by 2025.
17 Jun 2020 01:07:49
Fandel, Research Analyst with the Chesapeake Biological Lab has been investigating dolphin behavior as part of conservation efforts across the U.S. since 2012. Join us as she shares where and when dolphins are being sighted and how you can help track their progress up the Bay.
11 Jun 2020 01:11:53
In this webinar we explore the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay from shellfish aquaculture to the iconic blue crab fishery. Guests include watermen who participate in the Chesapeake Bay seafood fisheries, plus presentations by CBF staff including Audrey Swanenberg who coordinates the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance, and Chris Moore who manages fisheries policy in Virginia.
20 May 2020 01:05:22
Join us for for a discussion on plastics, microplastics, and their environmental impact. Part of CBF's "Making Waves" webinar series.
14 May 2020 00:28:00
We are seeing and hearing more from our feathered friends during this time of stillness. But did you know that birds are also indicators for clean water?
07 May 2020 00:32:23
CBF experts discuss the latest information about the Chesapeake's blue crabs.
05 May 2020 01:02:57
This month's Brock Environmental Center Learning Series takes a look at the controversial topic of offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast and potential impacts to Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, wildlife, and more.
30 Apr 2020 00:32:25
Climate change is causing dire problems, such as sea level rise and negative impacts to fish and underwater grass populations. What is the science behind these challenges? What actions are we taking to reduce these impacts? Or conversely… What actions are we taking to reverse proposed rules that could worsen these issues? Join CBF's senior legal and science experts to delve into these questions and more.
23 Apr 2020 00:32:26
Trees cleanse the air and provide shade in the summer. But did you know that trees are a crucial part of cleaning up local rivers and streams?
20 Apr 2020 1:03:04
Prepare to be amazed at the lifecycle, survival strategies, and filtering capacity of mussels.
09 Apr 2020 00:32:47
Meet an economist who contributed to a recent report on aquaculture and hear directly from an oyster farmer about how he and others have been dealing with the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
02 Apr 2020 00:31:56
Why are dolphins visiting the Bay and what does it mean for the Bay? Join CBF experts as we answer these questions and many more!