Chesapeake Bay

Oyster castles teeming with oysters.

Oyster Retrofit – A Wildlife-Friendly Technique to Green Grey Infrastructure

The National Wildlife Federation is working with scientists at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES) to develop a novel restoration technique to green grey …

blue crab

A Shot in the Arm for Chesapeake Bay Restoration

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay For years, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have spoken on the need to invest in our country’s infrastructure. After countless speeches and many failed attempts, it’s possible …

A flying heron in a wetland

Choose Clean Water Coalition: Empowering Young Professionals of Color through Mentorship and Professional Development

Many communities in the Mid-Atlantic region are facing conservation challenges, the impacts of climate change, and long-standing disinvestment in water infrastructure. To address the array of clean water challenges facing …

Oysters growing on oyster castles in a clear river

Greening the Grey to Grow More Oysters in the Bay

Oysters grow throughout the saltier parts of the Chesapeake Bay. They filter the water, provide ideal habitat for juvenile fish and crabs, and are pretty tasty on a dinner plate. …

Mule Deer on Wildlife Refuge.

America’s Conservation Enhancement Act is a Bipartisan Win for Wildlife

It’s no secret Congress is as polarized as ever, but wildlife conservation continues to bring both sides of the aisle together. This month, the House and Senate passed America’s Conservation …

Protecting the Chesapeake Bay

Right in our backyard, one of the world’s great environmental success stories is underway. The Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams are beginning to heal, as underwater grasses are …

New Rule Takes Aim at State and Tribal Rights to…

The Trump Administration has spent nearly four years trying to dismantle the Clean Water Act. In the middle of a global pandemic – where access to clean water is more …

Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Reaches New Heights

To say that blue crabs are iconic in the Chesapeake Bay region would be a severe understatement. From restaurant signs to bumper stickers, you can pretty much find blue crabs …

Halftime for the Chesapeake Bay

Since its creation in 2009, one of the primary roles of the National Wildlife Federation hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition has been to monitor the progress of the Chesapeake Bay …

Speaking Out for Chesapeake Bay & Delaware River Watershed Wildlife!

  |   May 9, 2018

On March 21, more than one hundred supporters of the National Wildlife Federation hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed fought through a snowstorm …

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