• Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Marks Record Increase

    April 3, 2024

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s oyster shell recycling across the state of Virginia marked a record increase in the number of shells recycled in 2023, a significant gain with benefits for oyster restoration efforts, wild oyster fisheries, and aquaculture operations.

  • CBF Testifies in Support of Key House Bill to Bolster Bay Science, Education, and Restoration

    October 18, 2023

    CBF Maryland Executive Director Allison Colden today urged the House Natural Resources Committee’s Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee to act on bipartisan legislation to support the critical scientific and educational work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office.

  • Save the Bay News: Restoration, Wetlands, and Saving Striped Bass

    June 29, 2023

    Progress toward clean water includes the need for a greater focus on the Bay's 'living resources,' such as blue crabs and striped bass, as well as placing more emphasis on the places and pollution that most affect the Bay's human communities.

  • Save the Bay News: Outdoor Learning, Blue Crabs, and Bay Restoration

    May 25, 2023

    The simple idea of getting kids “out on the water, messing around in boats” has remained at the core of CBF’s award-winning environmental education programs for 50 years—an anniversary milestone celebrated by the stories in this edition of Save the Bay News.

  • Blue Crab Survey Results Show Improvement After All-Time Lows, but Concerns Remain

    May 18, 2023

    After reaching record low numbers last year, the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is showing some signs of improvement in the 2023 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results released today.

  • Clean Water Advocacy: March 2023 Update

    March 31, 2023

    In the first quarter of the year, CBF and our clean water advocates have been fighting for trees, healthy fisheries, environmental justice, agricultural investments, and more.

  • Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report

    January 18, 2023

    The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.

  • CBF's 2022 State of the Bay Score Unchanged

    January 5, 2023

    Overall, the unchanged score is largely a result of failures to make needed changes on farmland to reduce pollution.

  • Save the Bay News: The Best of 2022

    December 16, 2022

    How do you sum up 2022? For the Chesapeake Bay, here are CBF's top stories of the year.

  • 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.

  • Save the Bay News: An Ancient Fish in Danger, Farmer Funds, and Crabs

    September 16, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we look into concerns over a proposed salmon factory, recent landmark federal legislation, crabs, and the latest survey of underwater grasses.

  • CBF Statement on Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration Issues

    July 15, 2022

    On July 13, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) received a Notice to Comply from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) relating to oyster reef restoration in the Lynnhaven River. The notice revokes permits VMRC approved for CBF and Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN) to construct oyster reefs in the Lynnhaven River. It also requires removal of all oyster reef materials covered by those permits.

  • Clean Water Advocacy: June 2022 Update

    June 30, 2022

    Our work to restore and protect the Bay and its rivers is off to a strong start this year. Here’s where things stand.

  • Acid Mine Drainage: A Toxic Brew Flowing Downstream

    May 6, 2022

    The headwaters of Kittanning Run are like other coldwater fisheries in Pennsylvania. The stream is clear and supports diverse aquatic life. But less than a mile downstream, the Kittanning turns ugly.

  • Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Beavers

    April 7, 2022

    These toothy, big-tailed creatures are some of the Chesapeake’s best Bay savers.

  • Resilient Return

    March 2, 2022

    Resurgence of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay is reason to continue pollution-reduction efforts.

  • Virginia House and Senate Release Clean Water Budgets

    February 21, 2022

    In separate budgets bills released this Sunday, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates advanced proposals to fund state operations over the next two years. Both proposals provided unprecedented funding for programs to reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay in recognition of the looming 2025 deadline to meet Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint restoration goals.

  • CBF Applauds House Committee Vote to Advance Bipartisan SEEE Act

    February 16, 2022

    CBF applauded the House Natural Resources Committee’s approval today of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and boost funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office and expand environmental education about the Bay.

  • CBF Fisheries Scientist Testifies Before Congress on Bay Science and Habitat Restoration Bills

    January 20, 2022

    CBF fisheries scientist Allison Colden testified in Congress today in favor of legislation to protect coastal habitats and expand scientific research and education in the Bay watershed. Colden appeared before the House Natural Resource Committee’s Waters, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee to discuss two bills critical to restoring the Bay and its tributaries and bolstering the region’s resiliency to climate change.

  • 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.

  • Pivotal Partners in Saving the Bay

    July 16, 2021

    How a small but mighty team is working to restore the Bay, address climate change, and educate the next generation of clean water stewards.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Issues Recommendations for Maryland Oyster Regulations

    June 22, 2021

    In comments filed with Maryland's Department of Natural Resources, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is asking the state to take stronger action to end oyster overfishing and develop a rebuilding plan for areas of the Bay where the oyster population has declined to the lowest levels on record.

  • CBF Issues Statement on UMCES Report Card

    June 22, 2021

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card for 2020 and its overall score remained unchanged from last year at a B-.

  • In Hot Water

    April 13, 2021

    The world's oceans have absorbed more than 90 percent of the warming generated by climate change. The Bay and the species that call it home are feeling the heat.

  • Save the Bay News: Saving Fish and Fisheries

    March 19, 2021

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how decades of overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and now climate change, have put many species in trouble.

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