• Heart and Science: The Chesapeake Bay Needs Both

    December 5, 2023

    To succeed in the next chapter of bay-saving, we’re going to have to widen conservation’s historically narrow lens. We can’t focus so pointedly on trying to recreate the past that we neglect to build for the future—a future that recognizes that nature and human communities are intertwined.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Gov. Moore's Bay Restoration Announcements

    July 20, 2023

    On Thursday, July 20, Gov. Moore renewed his commitment to Bay restoration and announced new strategies to move efforts forward.

  • CBF Statement on the 2022 UMCES Chesapeake Bay Report Card

    June 6, 2023

    The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has released its 2022 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Report Card, which rated the overall health of the Chesapeake watershed with a grade of B-.

  • 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.

  • CBF Issues Statement On New Bay Water Quality Assessment

    September 14, 2022

    Overall water quality in the Chesapeake Bay declined slightly between 2018-2020, according to the most recent assessment. Following the announcement, Beth McGee, director of science and agricultural policy for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement.

  • Underwater Grasses: How Are They Doing?

    August 30, 2022

    Underwater grasses are a critical habitat in the Bay and its tidal rivers. We asked Dr. Beth McGee for an update on their status and what it means for the health of the Bay.

  • Catching a Heat Wave

    July 18, 2022

    The Chesapeake Bay is warming. Researchers are finding out why—and what a hotter future means.

  • Pass the Salt, Please

    June 17, 2022

    Oysters like things a little salty. So, what happens when the Bay gets fresh?

  • CBF's 2020 State of the Bay Score Down Slightly

    January 5, 2021

    This year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's assessment of the State of the Bay remained at a D+, but declined by one point from 2018. While concerning, the decline is largely due to ineffective management of the Bay's striped bass population, as opposed to water quality concerns.

  • CBF Issues Statement on the UMCES Report Card

    May 21, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's annual Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card found that extreme rainfall in 2018 cause indicator score to either decrease or remain the same

  • CBF Issues Statement on the Bay Barometer Report

    April 2, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual Bay Barometer report, looking at 19 environmental indicators. Questions have been asked about the difference in the Bay Barometer and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's State of the Bay score, which declined in 2018.

  • This Month on the Bay: March’s Lion Has Lost His Teeth

    March 21, 2019

    True to form, March 2019 came in like a lion this year.

  • CSAs for the Bay

    March 6, 2019

    In the Chesapeake region, small scale farming that emphasizes best management practices is vital in supporting the health of the Bay and its waterways.

  • 2018 Bay Health Score Drops as Massive Rains Increase Pollution

    January 7, 2019

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s biennial State of the Bay report score decreased one point this year to 33, equivalent to a D+. The drop was largely due to increased pollution and poor water clarity caused by record regional rainfall.

  • Defining the Chesapeake

    November 28, 2018

    Exploring the rich Native American history that is intrinsic to our region’s identity.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Congressional Efforts to Derail the Blueprint

    July 19, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the passage of Congressman Goodlatte’s amendment to H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019.

  • CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Reduction Estimates

    July 17, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement following the release of Chesapeake Bay Program data on modeled reductions in pollution.

  • This Month on the Bay: Life in an Eelgrass Bed

    July 11, 2018

    If oyster reefs are the Chesapeake's equivalents to corals, underwater grass beds are our rain forests.

  • Photo of the Week: Cleared for Landing

    June 25, 2018

    Male osprey coming in to perch on a piling near his nest in the Upper Potomac River, Leesylvania State Park.

  • 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.

  • This Month on the Bay: Worms in Love in June

    June 12, 2018

    Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.

  • This Month on the Bay: A Mahogany Tide in May

    May 9, 2018

    Mahogany tides are natural occurrences, but a bloom as widespread and deep as the one that came this week is a serious reminder of how much we have overfertilized our waters with nitrogen and phosphorus.

  • Black Heroes of the Bay

    February 22, 2018

    In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate five heroes of the Bay who continue to inspire us every day with their deep connection to and passion for the Chesapeake.

  • Top Five Things You Always Wondered About Bay Winters

    February 19, 2018

    Just how exactly do things change on the Bay during the winter season, and more importantly, why? Here are answers to some of those burning questions you’ve always had but never asked about wintertime on the Chesapeake.

  • Watershed Stewards Spend Day on the Chesapeake Bay

    September 19, 2017

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