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  • This Week in the Watershed: Rain Repercussions

    September 14, 2018

    All eyes are south of the Bay watershed this week, as Hurricane Florence barrels towards the Carolinas. The storm is predicted to cause billions of dollars in damage, with historic flooding and devastating storm surge forecast.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Hellbent on Clean Water

    September 7, 2018

    The Keystone State is renowned for its abundance of beautiful rivers, streams, and creeks. But roughly 19,000 miles of Keystone State rivers and streams are polluted. And one of its native critters is suffering.

  • Rod and Reef Slam Fishing Tournament Returns for Second Year to Highlight Diversity of Fish Species on Oyster Reefs

    August 31, 2018

    (SHERWOOD, MD)—Anglers seeking a unique experience on the Chesapeake Bay should register now for the second annual Rod and Reef Slam on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Another Chain of Events

    August 31, 2018

    As we wrote last year at this time, there is no shortage of opportunities to join us in the field, on the water, or in the classroom this fall.

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation Seeking Top-Notch Virginia Advocates

    August 30, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking top-notch Virginia advocates to attend a free workshop Sept. 28 and 29 for current and future Clean Water Captains—volunteers who work for healthy waterways in their communities.

  • Shenandoah Valley Clean Water Stewardship Course Offered

    August 29, 2018

    (VERONA, VA)—Registration is now open for a Shenandoah Valley clean water stewardship course offered by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • CBF Brings Bedford Farmers to the Bay

    August 22, 2018

    Last July, 10 farmers from the base of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford County spent an eye-opening weekend on islands in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay during CBF's latest Farmers to the Bay excursion.

  • Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Course Offered in Newport News

    August 16, 2018

    (NEWPORT NEWS, VA)—Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's popular Bay stewardship course this fall, offered for the first time in Newport News.

  • Sept. 15 Clamboree to Benefit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    August 14, 2018

    (WACHAPREAGUE, VA)—This year's Clamboree will offer delicious Eastern Shore seafood, live music, and stunning views, with all proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • 21st Annual Paddle for the Bay Race Set for August 4

    July 23, 2018

    (NORFOLK, VA)—Registration is now open for the 21st annual Paddle for the Bay benefit race, which features human-powered vessels from kayaks and stand up paddle boards to outrigger canoes and surf skis.

  • June 26 Discussion to Examine Chesapeake Bay Culture and Conflict

    June 18, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Learn about the extraordinary history of the first European explorers and the people they encountered on and around the Chesapeake Bay in what is now Hampton Roads at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's next free Brock Environmental Learning Series discussion on Tuesday, June 26.

  • Brock Environmental Center to Host Solstice Sunset Happy Hour

    June 11, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH)–The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is kicking off a new happy hour series with a summer solstice sunset party the evening of June 21 at the Brock Environmental Center.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Little Spark

    May 18, 2018

    When Robert Dean was planning the first Clean the Bay Day 29 years ago, his greatest worry was getting enough volunteers to leave the comfort of their homes on a Saturday morning to get dirty and tired picking up trash. But he underestimated the love Virginians have for their waterways.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Threats and Resilience

    May 11, 2018

    Like the victim of Chinese water torture, the Chesapeake Bay seems afflicted by a constant stream of assaults, most of them man-made.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Big Dam Problem

    May 4, 2018

    It's not often you can see water pollution from space. But a well-known image following Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 has a long, complicated story to tell.

  • Thirty Years of Stewardship

    May 3, 2018

    On a cold night in January 1989, I gathered 12 friends of mine together. Plastic bags, fishing line, cigarette butts, and heaps of other trash were defiling our waterways. And we wanted to do something about it.

  • This Week in the Watershed: 10 Million Keystone Trees

    April 27, 2018

    Pennsylvania's waters might not contain blue crabs, oysters, or other iconic Chesapeake Bay critters, but with more than 50 percent of the Bay's freshwater flows coming from the Susquehanna River, the Keystone State determines the health of the Chesapeake.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Biggest Ever

    April 20, 2018

    A recently released study found that not only are Bay grasses flourishing, but the comeback of grasses is one of the few places on Earth where ecological improvements are a direct result of human efforts to reduce pollution.

  • CBF Seeking Oyster Gardeners in Virginia

    April 18, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is holding oyster gardening workshops this June on the Eastern Shore and in Hampton Roads, the Northern Neck, and Middle Peninsula that allow volunteers to support efforts by the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance to add 10 billion new oysters to the Bay by 2025.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Disappearing Act

    April 13, 2018

    After months of meetings, letters, phone calls, and emails, it looked like we were going to take a step, albeit it a small one, towards strengthening Maryland’s outdated Forest Conservation Act. Until the legislation disappeared.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Embracing Innovation

    March 30, 2018

    Every day we all witness a growing threat to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Volunteers Needed for 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day

    March 27, 2018

    (Virginia)—Thousands of volunteers will work together across Virginia this June to clean up litter along waterways from the Eastern Shore to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Recognizing Success

    March 23, 2018

    In Washington’s polarized atmosphere, issues finding bipartisan support are few and far between. But as the recent FY18 budget reveals, partisanship is often cast aside when clean water is at stake.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Picture Perfect

    March 16, 2018

    For many of us here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Bay is the most beautiful place on earth. Perhaps many of us feel that way thanks to our annual photo contest.

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Best in the World

    March 9, 2018

    "Why the Chesapeake Bay is the best in the world." That's the headline emblazoned atop an editorial this week in the Washington Post.

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