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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.



Photo by:  Phillip Berry/South Carolina DNR


 This week in the Watershed:  menhaden, rockfish, and EPA’s defense

  • On the eve of the Clean Water Act’s 39th anniversary, Congressman John Sarbanes and Senator Ben Cardin stood in defense of the EPA and their efforts to clean the Chesapeake.  (The State Column – MD)  
  • Professor Bryan Watts of William and Mary describes the importance of menhaden for our Chesapeake birds such as osprey, pelicans, and loons.  (Richmond Times Dispatch – VA)


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities for the Bay

October 22

October 24

  • Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis needs volunteers from October 24 through October 28 to help install a Rainscaping Education Station.  There are 8 positions needed.  Contact Nicki Fiocco (, 410-222-1777) to join the team

October 25

  • Join the Anacostia Watershed Society from 10 AM to 1 PM as they host a shrub planting in Magruder Park.  All tools and materials are provided.  Please RSVP!

Adam Wickline

Adam is the Community Building Manager of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He works to inform and engage people across the watershed to take part in Saving the Bay. 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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