Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Chessie: The Chesapeake Bay Sea Monster

Sea Serpent (Photo Credit: Olaus Magnus’s book History of the Northern People) Is the Chesapeake Bay harboring its very own sea monster? Maryland lore would have us believe that beneath the calm waters of the Chesapeake Bay, a monster lurks. On a clear night in...
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 2

Susquehanna State Park in Harford County, Maryland(Photo Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program) Protected areas throughout the world perform many functions. They are essential for conserving biodiversity, and for delivering virtual ecosystem services, such as protecting...
National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 1

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Part 1

NPS NHHM(Photo Credit: National Park Service) Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the...
Happy 106th Birthday to the National Park Service

Happy 106th Birthday to the National Park Service

NPS Birthday(Photo Credit: National Park Service) August 25th marks the 106th birthday for the Department of Interior’s National Park Service (NPS). Happy Birthday, NPS! In 2021, the National Park System welcomed 297 million visitors to its numerous sites,...
Historic Conservation and Environmental Funding

Historic Conservation and Environmental Funding

PA Capital Building(Photo Credit: PA Attorney General.) Legislative and Budget Highlights for Virginia and Pennsylvania By Warren Brown and John Griffin We reported in the May 17th Lighting Update that the Maryland General Assembly adjourned their 2022 session having...
Latino Conservation Week in the Watershed

Latino Conservation Week in the Watershed

Image Caption – Style: Heading 6, italics, centered By National Park Service Chesapeake Office Communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the country will engage and connect with the great outdoors during Latino Conservation Week (LCW), an initiative of...
Protected Lands in and around the Watershed

Protected Lands in and around the Watershed

Lost River State Park(Photo Credit: West VA State Parks) By Jake Leizear, Chesapeake Conservancy There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its...
Black History in the Chesapeake Watershed

Black History in the Chesapeake Watershed

Earl White, educator and third-generation waterman, shares his knowledge and love for the Bay with students on a Chesapeake Bay Foundation field experience(Photo Credit: CBF Photo) Mapping and Sharing Stories of Black History in the Chesapeake Watershed By Kendra...