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  • This Week in the Watershed: Bay Building Blocks

    June 29, 2018

    Speak of the Chesapeake Bay and thoughts of the mighty oyster or beloved blue crab are not far away. These treasured critters are not only delectable but are critical building blocks for the health of the Bay's ecology.

  • Man-made Oyster Reef Near Key Bridge is Thriving

    June 28, 2018

    (BALTIMORE, MD)—A man-made oyster reef finished a year ago next to Fort Carroll in the middle of the Patapsco River is in excellent condition.

  • Dredging Man-O-War Shoal Could Deplete Oyster Restoration Budget, with Uncertain Benefits

    June 18, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following a media report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 17 granted a request by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to dredge up to five million bushels of oyster shells from the Man-O-War Shoals near the mouth of the Patapsco River over five years, and perhaps as many as 30 million bushels longer term.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Halfway There

    June 1, 2018

    The history of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are riddled with grand promises, high expectations, and missed deadlines. But the story changed when the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint was introduced in 2010.

  • Amid Discussions of Delay, CBF Releases Its 2017 Midpoint Assessment

    May 30, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—With discussions underway to consider delaying full implementation of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's midpoint assessment of the principal Bay states' progress has taken on even more importance.

  • 3,000 Bushels of Oyster Shell Needed by July to Bring Back Virginia Reefs

    May 10, 2018

    (VIRGINIA)—Restaurants and seafood lovers are urgently needed to help provide the 3,000 bushels of oyster shells needed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation this year to build new oyster reefs.

  • 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.

  • A Powerful New Restoration Tool for the Bay

    May 1, 2018

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–a key federal partner in the Chesapeake Bay Program–recently gave Capitol Hill a sneak peek at a unique and powerful new federal restoration tool that will be unveiled on May 31: the Chesapeake Bay Comprehensive Plan.

  • CBF Experiment: A Large Man-Made Oyster Reef That Revives the Dead Zone

    April 25, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today began a first-of-its kind experiment in Maryland: build and monitor a giant man-made oyster reef to test whether such reefs can break up dead zones of low oxygen.

  • 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.

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