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  • This Week in the Watershed: Wavering Waters

    August 17, 2018

    For more than 40 years, CBF Senior Naturalist John Page Williams has explored the many waterways in the Chesapeake Bay, particularly his home Severn River. And despite all that time on the water, he often says, "Every time I go out on my river, I learn something new."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Unfinished Business

    April 6, 2018

    It’s an exciting time on the Bay and its rivers and streams. Ospreys are back, flora is beginning to bloom, and the days are lengthening. And in Richmond and Annapolis, activity is beginning to wind down in the halls of its Capitols.

  • This Week in the Watershed: An Oyster Moon Race

    March 2, 2018

    Bold, ambitious, and audacious goals are usually met with one of two reactions—incredulity or inspiration.

  • CBF Offers Unique Local Oyster and Wine Pairing

    March 1, 2018

    (VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center is kicking off its participation in the 10 billion oyster partnership on March 18 with Virginia oysters and wine at a unique pairing event.

  • Announcing the Chesapeake Oyster Alliance

    February 26, 2018

    Just this morning, more than 30 community groups, oyster growers, universities, and non-profits came together to commit to a goal of adding 10 billion water-filtering oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.

  • CBF Issues Statement on 90 Percent Budget Cut for The Bay Program

    February 12, 2018

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued this statement following the release of the Fiscal Year 2019 Trump Administration budget, which reduced funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program by 90 percent.

  • How About Home-Grown Oysters and Wine?

    January 18, 2018

    What about a new tradition: home-grown oysters and wine?

  • Chillin’ in the Water as They’re Filter Feedin’

    January 17, 2018

    Check out CBF's Virginia Oyster Restoration Manager, Jackie Shannon, performing her original Oyster Rap!

  • CBF Applauds Virginia’s Selection of Oyster Restoration Rivers

    December 21, 2017

    (HAMPTON ROADS, VA)—After a process led by Norfolk District of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Commonwealth of Virginia named the Lower York and Great Wicomico rivers as its final two oyster restoration sanctuaries.

  • Statement on Clean Water Programs in Virginia’s Budget

    December 18, 2017

    (RICHMOND, VA)—Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe today released his proposed budget for 2019 and 2020.

  • Maryland Gets It Half Right in Selection of Next Rivers for Oyster Restoration

    December 15, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the announcement Friday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources of a "comprehensive oyster restoration plan."

  • CBF Issues Statement on Pollution Assessment

    December 14, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program's pollution assessment, Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement.

  • Lafayette River Oyster Survey Shows Thriving Reefs

    December 4, 2017

    (NORFOLK, VA)–Oysters planted on constructed reefs in the Lafayette River are reproducing and thriving, according to the results of a recent survey by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Tradition

    December 4, 2017

    After familiarizing ourselves with CBF's oyster gardening restoration efforts, we decided to purchase 1000 seed oysters designed for consumption.

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