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Chesapeake News and Events

This weekly blog post highlights the top stories from around the watershed while informing you of upcoming volunteer events to help Save the Bay.

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Photo by CBF Staff

This week in the Watershed:  the Farm Bill, No Child Left Inside, and a fish-blocking dam becomes an oyster-growing reef.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay

October 29

  • At Lake Needlewood in Rockville MD, the Rock Creek Conservancy needs help building a trail from 9 am to 12 pm.  Sign up and lend a hand!
  • If you live out in western Virginia, head to the Catawba Community Center from 9 am to 3 pm and learn about protecting stream banks with native plantings.  Lunch is provided, as well as a free shrub or tree for attending the event.  Contact Christy Gabbard (, 540 767-6114) for more information. 
  • Join the Anacostia Watershed Society as they work to clean out its Nash Run trash trap.  9 am to 12 pm. 

October 30

November 1

  • If you have waterfront property in Virginia and you’ve ever wondered how to stabilize erosion and protect your shoreline, attend this workshop to learn about Bay-friendly techniques to do just that. It will take place in Williamsburg, VA from 9 am to 12 pm.  Please register as space is limited

November 3

  • Meet Bethesda Green’s Incubator companies while enjoying complimentary appetizers at the Parva Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Bethesda.  Learn about what Bethesda Green does to develop green businesses in the region.  


        —Adam Wickline


If you have an upcoming Bay-related restoration event and you need volunteers, please let us know: Do you enjoy working with fellow Bay Lovers to help save the Chesapeake? Become a CBF Volunteer to receive notifications about upcoming volunteer opportunities.  


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