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Emmy Nicklin
Senior Manager of Digital Media, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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But we're now on a new and improved site where you can read all sorts of exciting stories about the Bay and beyond. Click here to see! THIS is how excited we are to show you our new blog: Photo... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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But don't worry . . . we'll be back real soon to tell more stories of the Chesapeake and how our waters are so important to our health, economy, and way of life. In the meantime, be sure to check... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP. It is labeled as the "Chesapeake Bay Program," but it means clean water for Pennsylvania. That's why we're alarmed by the proposed federal budget that would eliminate all funding for this critical program. Though the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Gilpin Brown. Since the release of the federal budget proposal to eliminate all funding for EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program, we've been getting a lot of questions about what the cuts could mean for Virginia and for CBF. Though... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This photo was taken in Shady Side with a view of the sunset on the West River. Living on the West River for more than 25 years I have enjoyed amazing sunsets and beautiful views of the local wildlife. Our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by George Kramer. Last week, the Trump Administration issued a preliminary budget that eliminates all funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), a critical part of the state/federal partnership to restore the Bay and its rivers and streams. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This photo was taken at Church Point in St. Mary's City, Maryland. St. Mary's City was the fourth permanent English colony in America and the first capital of Maryland settled in 1634. What the Bay means to me: I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo courtesy of iStock. What happened? In 2005, despite the significant body of scientific evidence showing a correlation between increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and increasing global temperatures, EPA refused to develop regulations curbing the emission of greenhouse... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Krista Schlyer/iLCP. What happened? On January 30, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order stating that whenever any federal agency issues a new regulation or policy, it must also eliminate two existing regulations or policies. Click here to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." —Imogen Cunningham What photo will you take tomorrow? Or what did you take last week? As CBF celebrates our 50th year, we want to see how... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Photo by Karine Aigner/iLCP. The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics, we are seeing progress. Citizens, businesses, and governments are rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution. And it is working. The University of Maryland Center for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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[Taken just after late January's snowfall in Huntingtown, Maryland.] Almost every day I walk down to the beach and take pictures of the amazing sunrise. On this day the snowfall was so beautiful and had stuck to everything . .... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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McDaniel, Maryland, on January 7. The Bay has always been a part of who I am. I grew up on boats and have been to many marinas. I love interacting with the Bay through fishing, crabbing, boating, kayaking, and just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Though this shot was taken after last year's Snowzilla, we were reminded of it after our recent snowy weekend. This photo was take January 24, 2016, after the blizzard. It shows two Adirondack Chairs covered in snow. The Chesapeake means... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Beautiful sunrise on Plum Point Beach. I drive by this barn every day and have taken so many pictures of it . . . it just never gets old. I love when the seasons change and the tree is full... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Our favorite "beautiful swimmers" (AKA blue crabs) were quite popular in 2016! Photo by Nick Fornaro. From shark sightings (yes, really!) to Supreme Court wins to increasing blue crab numbers, 2016 has been quite the year for the Bay and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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For more than 30 years, CBF Educator and photographer Bill Portlock has been exploring, documenting, and teaching the wonders of the Chesapeake and its rivers and streams. With his vast, intimate knowledge and experience with the watershed, we thought who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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This is one in a series of articles about farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed who have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) to improve water quality and efficiency on their farms. As a result of these success stories, we're halfway... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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These pictures were taken in a small creek off the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. I'd never seen a blue heron or an osprey pose like that. I'd call it: sun bathing on the Chesapeake. The [below] headshot is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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How Virginia is Stopping Polluted Runoff with the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund Recently, part of Waynesboro's Jefferson Park neighborhood has undergone a pretty amazing transformation. What at first glance used to be a boggy, grassy field has been turned into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Chuck Foster (left) and Bill Goldsborough (right) in their natural element on a recent Chesapeake fishing trip. In many ways, their stories are the same. Self-described marsh rats, Bill Goldsborough and Chuck Foster both grew up on the Eastern Shore... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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I took this photo of "Big Bird," as my mother would call the great blue herons that always visit her waterfront on the Poquoson River. This one speared an oyster toadfish. —Jon Smith Ensure that Jon and future generations continue... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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For more than 30 years, CBF Educator and photographer Bill Portlock has been exploring, documenting, and teaching the wonders of the Chesapeake and its rivers and streams. With his vast, intimate knowledge and experience with the watershed, we thought who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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Taken just the other week during the Thanksgiving holiday. A Thanksgiving postcard from the middle of the Bay. The blessing of mild weather and a calm Bay gave us an opportunity to make one last run for the season in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog
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I had a beautiful fall season on the Bay . . . out a few times a week in the upper Chesapeake, but with colder temps moving in, it was time for one last cruise. Spent all day Friday [Nov.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog