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Photo of the Week: West River Sunset

Moon, marine one 190Photo by Julie Thackrah.

"[This sunset was] shot from Idlewild, Shady Side, looking out over the West River from my friend's house in late April. Our family has been enjoying the Bay, its beauty and its critters for close to 40 years now. It is a national treasure—Washington, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware need to wake up, stop playing politics, and save the Bay.

It is heartening to see the raptors and wading birds back. When I first came to the Bay, I never saw osprey, eagles, or herons. Now at least they are here, and we look forward to the ospreys' return each March. So, if we can come that far, we can continue to bring back such a wonderful estuary. Thanks to CBF for your help in fighting this battle."

—Julie Thackrah

Help ensure that Julie and her family continue to enjoy the Bay's beauty, critters, and sunsets like these. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint!

Do you have a favorite Bay photo you'd like to submit to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Photo of the Week contest? Send your digital images to CBF's E-Communications Manager, Emmy Nicklin, at enicklin [at sign] cbf.org,along with a brief description of where and when you took the photo, and what the Chesapeake Bay means to you. Please also join our Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Flickr group and post your pics to our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing your photos!


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Chanel Wallet

is a map available which shows the low oxygen areas of the Bay?

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