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  • Save the Bay News: State of the Bay, Oyster Milestones, and Exploring Your Watershed

    January 27, 2023

    What does the 2022 State of the Bay mean for the long-term health of the Chesapeake and the communities that depend on it? Dive into the big takeaways from the recently released report and more stories about the state of the Bay.

  • Oysters on the Rise

    January 26, 2023

    There are finally bright spots for the Bay’s oysters. The collaborative Chesapeake Oyster Alliance—nearing the halfway milestone of its ambitious campaign to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay—is part of the resurgence.

  • A New Year, a New Governor, a New Chance to Clean up the Chesapeake Bay

    January 25, 2023

    As one year ends and another begins, many of us have hope and optimism for the new year. In these early days of 2023, CBF is encouraged that momentum in 2022 can bring us closer to cleaner rivers and streams in Pennsylvania.

  • Seven Steps to Writing a Bay-Friendly Farm Bill

    January 24, 2023

    Nutrient runoff from farms is the largest source of pollution in our waters. Reducing it is also the biggest opportunity to restore them. That’s why this year’s Farm Bill debate in Congress is so important.

  • Learning for Life

    January 19, 2023

    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of CBF's award-winning Education programs, we reflect that the first way to get young people to care about the Bay is to let them experience it.

  • Learning for Life

    January 19, 2023

    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of CBF's award-winning Education programs, we reflect that the first way to get young people to care about the Bay is to let them experience it.

  • Five Things You Should Know from the 2022 State of the Bay Report

    January 18, 2023

    The Chesapeake Bay this month earned a D+ in CBF’s biennial report card assessing the watershed’s health. While the overall score remains unchanged from two years ago, there’s a lot going on below the surface. Here are five big takeaways.

  • Five Ways We’re Advocating for Bay Restoration in 2023

    January 11, 2023

    Legislative sessions have kicked off around the watershed. Here’s what we’re fighting for.

  • More Than Just a Love of Oysters

    January 9, 2023

    Former CBF student leader and current Baltimore educator Jess Jenkins describes what brought her back to the Bay.

  • Governor-Elect Moore Has Right Plan for Chesapeake Bay; Restoring Hope Is First Step

    January 5, 2023

    Maryland Gov.-Elect Wes Moore’s optimism is a welcome antidote to the recent gloom surrounding the Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

  • Clean Water Advocacy: December 2022 Update

    December 29, 2022

    Though a slower season for advocacy, the past three months saw some important developments on clean water issues across the watershed.

  • 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.

  • Freshwater Lifelines

    December 19, 2022

    Habitat and clean water are the backbone of efforts to stem biodiversity loss in the Chesapeake’s rivers and streams. An important reminder as this month’s United Nations COP 15 Biodiversity Conference adjourns.

  • Save the Bay News: The Best of 2022

    December 16, 2022

    How do you sum up 2022? For the Chesapeake Bay, here are CBF's top stories of the year.

  • Pitching Plastic Bags

    December 14, 2022

    Plastic bags continue to choke our waterways and health. But there’s a solution!

  • Top Five Advocacy Wins for the Bay in 2022

    December 12, 2022

    We look back at what clean water advocates accomplished across the watershed this year.

  • Enjoying Oysters this Holiday Season?

    December 9, 2022

    Here are five things Capt. Karl wants you to know about storing oysters, keeping them fresh, and what to do with all those shells after your oyster roast.

  • Groundbreaking Greenhouse Gas-Reduction Program at Risk in Virginia

    December 7, 2022

    By ending participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, often called RGGI, Virginia would lose a key tool for reducing air pollution from power plants, which contributes to pollution to the Bay.

  • Save the Bay News: Urban Gardens, Toxic Cleanups, and Community Action

    November 18, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content. This month we share resources for how you can get involved in speaking up for the Bay every day.

  • 5-Millionth Tree Marks Milestone for Pennsylvania

    November 10, 2022

    Trees provide a plethora of benefits to waterways, farms, economies, and people. That makes them a powerful tool as Pennsylvania works to accelerate progress toward its clean water commitments.

  • It's Time to Finish Cleaning up Chesapeake Bay

    November 8, 2022

    Those who fight for clean water urge federal and watershed jurisdiction leaders to honor their legal and moral obligations to reduce pollution to the Bay.

  • Toxic Waste Hits Home in Hampton Roads

    November 4, 2022

    As EPA plans cleanup, pollution sparks concern in a Portsmouth community. High tides and heavy rains wash floodwaters over the contaminated site in low-lying Hampton Roads, polluting waterways, threatening wildlife, and creating a public health risk.

  • Let Leaves Be: Hibernation Season Is Near!

    November 3, 2022

    Letting fallen leaves stay on the ground provides a plethora of benefits to water quality and wildlife, including winter cover for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators.

  • A Bay Without Borders

    November 1, 2022

    Aquaculturist and activist Imani Black is changing the status quo in the oyster world.

  • Be the Change

    October 27, 2022

    For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.

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