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Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Second Chance Cruise the Inner Harbor Together

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A little fishy told us this was a first-time oyster sighting!

It’s pretty cool when two groups that both focus on making our planet better come together for fun and education.

A Chesapeake Bay River So Clear, You Can Snorkel In It

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Local photographer Jan Fleming and CBF Naturalist John Page Williams take us under the Severn River's surface to see recovery in progress.
Local photographer Jay Fleming and CBF Naturalist John Page Williams take us under the Severn River’s surface to see recovery in action.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the terrific two minute Chesapeake Bay Foundation video below is worth at least ten thousand. It’s a rare chance to peak under the Bay’s surface and see recovery progress in action. 

How Pennsylvania Farmers Can Help the Chesapeake Bay Raise Its “C” Grade

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"Thank you Maryland. I can see and breathe a bit better." A happier Maryland Blue Crab
“Thank you Maryland. I can see and breathe a bit better.” Signed, a happier Maryland Blue Crab

It’s report card time for The Chesapeake Bay, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science team gave the Bay a “C” score.  While a 53 percent isn’t generally a time for high-fives, this year’s score is the third highest since 1985, the year earnest Bay clean up efforts began.  This year’s score is pretty important because 2015 was a fairly normal rain year. Both 1992 and 2002 scores were higher because of severe droughts. 

There’s Good News and Bad News About the Chesapeake Bay

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Every other year, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation releases a State of the Bay Report that evaluates the current status of our region’s most important watershed. The CBF has just issued its 2014 report news and the news is good… and bad.