CBF Endorses A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act
March 22, 2023
CBF announced its endorsement of the A. Donald McEachin Environmental Justice for All Act, which was introduced today by House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.).
A Family's Legacy Along the Yeocomico
February 23, 2023
There is a special part of the world at the edge of the Yeocomico River in Virginia’s Northern Neck. For 146 years, the Wilson Family has called this land and water home.
Breaking Through Concrete Ceilings
February 17, 2023
Dr. Mamie Parker has spent her life making history as a Black, female conservationist, paving the way for young Black women who want to pursue a career in the environmental world.
The Deep Roots of Regenerative Agriculture
February 14, 2023
Tens of thousands of years ago, farmers of color around the world pioneered ways of working the land that are critical for restoring ecological balance, clean water, and community today.
A Fight for History in Hobson
December 21, 2022
Waterwoman and activist Mary Hill is fighting to restore her community’s rights and way of life in Hobson, Virginia.
A Bay Without Borders
November 1, 2022
Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.
The Untold Story of One of The Most Successful Oystermen in Hampton
October 13, 2022
John Mallory Phillips—a successful waterman and businessman in the Hampton, Virginia, area at the turn of the last century—made leaps in the Black community at a time that lacked support or recognition for people of color.
Four Faces of the Oyster Industry
June 16, 2022
From oyster farmers to oyster shuckers, we asked four different key figures in the industry about their journeys toward saving the Chesapeake Bay's beloved bivalve.
Trees Help Beat City Heat
November 8, 2021
Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Kiasha Huling plants trees to cool the 'heat island' effect in Philadelphia.
Taking a Dive
October 27, 2021
Black Girls Dive Foundation students learn about science, technology, engineering, robotics, arts, and mathematics through SCUBA lessons.
Environmental Justice, More Than Just A Check Mark
October 1, 2021
Environmental justice starts in communities, not courtrooms.
What We Owe to George Washington Carver
February 25, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, we remember George Washington Carver, a scientist and pioneer in agricultural research. His work is fundamental to many important environmental practices used today. In particular, his research is critical to a number of CBF initiatives as it relates to today’s push for regenerative agriculture.
February 26, 2020
In the marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, Harriet Tubman’s story comes alive.
And the Winner Is…
February 13, 2020
We asked for your help to name the bald eagle pair that’s taken to nesting near CBF’s Philip Merrill Center. The results are in!
September 13, 2018
A lifelong Chesapeake waterman, father of nine, World War II vet, teacher, carpenter, farmer, and husband, Nat Jones life is nothing if not rich.
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.