Chesapeake Bay

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

A passionate advocate for the ocean, John Racanelli serves as CEO of the National Aquarium, where he immerses himself in pursuing the aquarium’s nonprofit mission to inspire conservation of the …

California Sea Otter

It’s Time to Renew America’s Commitment to Clean Water

Our nation’s investment in clean water began forty years ago with the 1972 Clean Water Act – a bi-partisan congressional commitment to end the flagrant pollution of rivers, lakes and …

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long …

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Exploring the National Aquarium: How a 450-pound Green Sea Turtle Taught Me about the Chesapeake Bay

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature …

Best helmet ever. (Courtesy Greg Fiume, Maryland Athletics)

The Sweet Shell of Success: Maryland Football’s Authentic Terrapin Tribute

The University of Maryland’s football team—the Terrapins—is popularly known for three things: hosting the Queen of England at her first American game (they beat North Carolina), winning a couple of …


Never Too Young to Make a Difference

  Annapolis Recreation and Parks and National Wildlife Federation’s Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Centercollaborated on a restoration project at Truxtun Park on Aug. 16, spreading woodchips along two heavily used trails, …

Celebrating Earth Day in the Middle of the Chesapeake Bay

It’s been twenty five years since I started making the ferry trip from Crisfield, Maryland over to Smith Island – a small fishing community in the middle of the Chesapeake …

Scott Bauer

Bad Riders On the Storm

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, …

Lake Erie

Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to …

Add Wildlife To Your Holiday Wish List

As the weather turns cold and you begin to ponder your Christmas wish list, don’t forget to add something to help out wildlife. While Santa may have a few more …

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