News

  • Fall Birding on Island Time

    September 13, 2022

    CBF Educator Shayla Keller shares her love of birding on the Chesapeake and tips to enjoy the fall migratory season.

  • Virginia Governor Signs Budget with Historic Clean Water Investments

    June 22, 2022

    Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin yesterday signed a two-year state budget that provides historic levels of investment in in farm conservation practices and other programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • Virginia Legislators Approve Extraordinary Clean Water Investments

    June 1, 2022

    Virginia legislators in the General Assembly today approved a budget to fund the state government over the next two years that provides historic levels of investment in programs to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

  • A Symbol for Pennsylvania

    May 16, 2022

    The largest salamanders in North America were plentiful in the Bay watershed decades ago. Today, with their populations teetering and habitat facing multiple threats, the Eastern hellbender is still as charismatic and ugly a critter as ever.

  • Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Beavers

    April 7, 2022

    These toothy, big-tailed creatures are some of the Chesapeake’s best Bay savers.

  • Forest Fish

    March 9, 2022

    CBF's Brian Gish has a plan to restore habitat for brook trout in Pennsylvania.

  • Saving the Striper

    March 4, 2022

    Conservation brought striped bass back from the brink. Now, these big, beloved fish are vulnerable once again.

  • Resilient Return

    March 2, 2022

    Resurgence of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay is reason to continue pollution-reduction efforts.

  • Charismatic Creatures

    January 26, 2022

    A Pennsylvania farm owner steps up to protect bog turtles on his land.

  • CBF Fisheries Scientist Testifies Before Congress on Bay Science and Habitat Restoration Bills

    January 20, 2022

    CBF fisheries scientist Allison Colden testified in Congress today in favor of legislation to protect coastal habitats and expand scientific research and education in the Bay watershed. Colden appeared before the House Natural Resource Committee’s Waters, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee to discuss two bills critical to restoring the Bay and its tributaries and bolstering the region’s resiliency to climate change.

  • Miniature Marvels

    January 12, 2022

    Lined seahorses rely on the Bay's underwater grass beds for food, shelter, and a place to breed.

  • Winter Leviathan

    January 6, 2022

    Known for their acrobatics, humpback whales sometimes venture into the Chesapeake to feed.

  • Unexpected Visitor Spotted in C&O Canal in Montgomery County

    September 22, 2021

    The tropical Wood Stork is rarely seen in Maryland, but could have been blown north by Hurricane Ida.

  • Five Facts You Otter Know

    September 20, 2021

    While we love to see them, otter sightings can be rare depending on your location in the watershed. But when you do see them, here are five interesting facts you should know about the North American river otter.

  • Four Surprising Facts About Chesapeake Jellyfish

    August 17, 2021

    Admit it—it wouldn’t be a Chesapeake summer without sea nettles. From where to watch for nettles to treating their irritating stings, here are four things to know about jellyfish.

  • Freshwater Mussels: Wild, Wonderful, and Waning

    August 16, 2021

    Carolina Slabshells, Tidewater Muckets, Green Floaters—an amazing diversity of freshwater mussels call the rivers and streams of the Bay watershed home. But we’re losing species faster than we can understand them.

  • Sharks: From Miocene to Modern Day

    July 14, 2021

    We’ve all heard about sharks in the Bay, but did you know that these apex predators have actually been living here long before us humans ever showed up?

  • Herons in Harrisburg

    July 2, 2021

    Endangered Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are finding unexpected refuge in urban neighborhoods.

  • Are There Sharks in the Chesapeake Bay?

    August 11, 2020

    Swimming and boating are two of the best activities to beat the summer heat, but could sharks be lurking just below the surface?

  • Oysters: How Are They Doing?

    August 5, 2020

    Oysters are one of the watershed's favorite bivalves. But how are they doing?

  • Blue Crabs: How Are They Doing?

    August 3, 2020

    Blue crabs are known far and wide as a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay region. But how are they doing?

  • Sharks in the Bay?!

    August 14, 2018

    A shark catch in southern Maryland waters has launched a flurry of questions across the region. CBF's Doug Myers tells us what we need to know.

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