• Lafayette Jefferson on Air and Water Pollution in Petersburg, Virginia

    Petersburg advocate and resident Lafayette Jefferson discusses his concerns with plans to increase operations at the Petersburg Compressor Station.

  • Algae Problems on the Shenandoah River’s North Fork

    Every summer, excessive algae growth, fueled by nutrient pollution and warm temperatures, causes problems for people who spend time on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

  • The Future of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass

    Data from a recent survey gives valuable insight into the future of the striped bass population and is an important tool in setting fisheries regulations. The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers form a key nursery area for striped bass, and clean water here is critical to the future of the fishery.

  • Blue Crab Lifecycle

    Explore the lifecycle of one of the Chesapeake Bay's most iconic residents, the blue crab.

  • Press Call on Settlement Proposed in Lawsuit Against EPA for Pennsylvania Pollution

    In a win for local waterways, healthy communities, and the Chesapeake Bay, a proposed settlement has been reached in our lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • A Day on the Water with the Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey

    In March 2023, CBF joined researchers from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) for the annual Chesapeake Bay blue crab winter dredge survey.

  • All About Oyster Gardening

    Find out all about oyster gardening along the Chesapeake Bay! CBF oyster gardeners raise baby oysters in wire cages hung off waterfront docks and care for them for a year until they can be planted on sanctuary reefs.

  • Waterfront Homeowners Fight Erosion with Living Shorelines

    Homeowners along Virginia waterways show how living shorelines both effectively control erosion and beautify properties.

  • 2022 State of the Bay Press Conference

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released its 2022 State of the Bay report, grading the health of the Bay and its rivers at a D+, unchanged from the 2020 score. While we've made significant progress, far too much pollution continues to plague our waterways, primarily from agricultural, urban, and suburban polluted runoff. Watch this video of our press conference.

  • Leave the Leaves

    Fallen leaves--when left on the ground--provide benefits to the health of soil, plants, wildlife, and water quality.

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