News

  • Taking a Dive

    October 27, 2021

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

  • Partners Introduce Oyster Spat to New Solar-Powered Aquaculture System in Baltimore

    October 21, 2021

    Staff from CBF and Solar Oysters loaded about 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto a new automated aquaculture platform in the Baltimore Harbor. The platform uses solar power to rotate large oyster cages filled with young oysters to clean the bivalves and help them grow over time.

  • Prizes Announced for Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament That Starts Oct. 9

    October 5, 2021

    Anglers who catch the most different species of fish in the unique Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament can win a grand prize worth up to $1,400 in Under Armour fishing apparel and All Tackle gift certificates while division winners receive other exciting prizes.

  • Chesapeake Executive Council Falls Short: CBF Issues Statement

    October 1, 2021

    The Council’s job is to lead Bay restoration efforts, establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources, and be accountable to the public for progress made under the Bay agreements. By those measures, the Executive Council has fallen short.

  • Ann Jennings Appointed Virginia Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources

    September 22, 2021

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today appointed Ann Jennings as Virginia’s Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Jennings has served for more than three years as Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, helping to implement Governor Northam’s priorities for the Chesapeake Bay, water quality, and natural resources.

  • CBF Praises Watershed Farm Leaders’ Letter Urging More Money for USDA Conservation Programs

    September 20, 2021

    CBF applauds the state Farm Bureaus of the Bay watershed’s six states for urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to devote nearly three quarters of a billion dollars to reducing agricultural pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and the local creeks, streams, and rivers that feed into it.

  • August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

    September 17, 2021

    CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

  • Virginia Efforts Plant 3.5 Million Oysters This Season from the Northern Neck to the Eastern Shore

    September 7, 2021

    CBF's Virginia Oyster Team is completing its 2021 oyster restoration season today after raising about 3.5 million new oysters on innovative oyster barges docked at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach. The barges produced a CBF Virginia record high spat set this year.

  • Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament Returns This October in Maryland

    September 1, 2021

    The Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament returns for its fourth year in Maryland waters this fall from Oct. 9 to Oct. 17. The contest is designed to highlight the diversity of fish that surround oyster reefs. To do that, anglers will fish in areas where oyster reefs have been restored in Maryland.

  • Call for Nominations: Mira Lloyd Dock Award Recognizes Conservation and Urban Beautification Work

    August 26, 2021

    The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership is accepting nominations for the second annual Mira Lloyd Dock Partnership Diversity Award, given for conservation work in under-represented communities in Pennsylvania.

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