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  • CBF Applauds National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grants to Improve PA Water Quality

    September 19, 2017

    (HARRISBURG, PA)-Harry Campbell, executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania, issued this statement applauding National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling more than $5.7 million to local communities clean up and restore polluted rivers and streams.

  • A Different Kind of Fishing Tourney

    September 18, 2017

  • This Week in the Watershed: Menhaden’s Moment

    September 15, 2017

    As we've written before, menhaden might not be a common feature on dinner plates, but there's a reason they’re often called "the most important fish in the sea."

  • Claw and Order: How Are the Crabs Doing?

    July 19, 2017

    Welcome to the dog days of summer! Around the Chesapeake Bay, this is also crab feast season.

  • This Week in the Watershed: Spanning Generations

    June 16, 2017

    Inspiring. That’s the first word that came to mind when hearing the story of Walter Zadan, an integral volunteer for our Virginia oyster restoration team, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

  • Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Basket

    June 5, 2017

    This bushel basket washed ashore on a beach in Kent Island from the Chesapeake Bay. We're thankful for the hardworking men and women who work on the water to provide the best local seafood.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Chesapeake Bay Turducken

    June 2, 2017

    Anyone who has been fishing or crabbing can attest that half the fun is the thrill of not knowing what exactly is on the end of the line or in the pot.

  • Locust Blooms and Other Springtime Delights

    May 30, 2017

    Between soft crab sandwiches and memorable days on the water, there is much to celebrate in the first peeler run. If we want to keep these runs strong, though, we're going to have to manage our harvests carefully and continue the struggle to restore their underwater grass habitats and the dissolved oxygen they need to keep growing.

  • Gardeners Restore Reefs, Too

    May 25, 2017

    On a breezy spring day, Claire Neubert hauled a wire cage full of oysters onto her dock on Elizabeth Lake at the top of the Hampton River. This miniature oyster reef was full of life. Barnacles sprouted from shells. Little fish squirmed among the oysters. Tiny crabs crawled into the crevices.

  • Growing Oysters in the Inner Harbor Is a Success

    May 23, 2017

    (BALTIMORE, MD)—A surging number of business representatives, students and other volunteers have successfully raised thousands of oysters in the Inner Harbor as part of the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership.

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