A photo collection from Bay Journal photographer Dave Harp.
Ray Ellis makes a living hauling chicken poop. That's good for the Chesapeake Bay, because animal manure is a major source of water pollution. Here's a look at the process, with thoughts from Ellis about the ongoing challenge of managing manure.
Roundabout Meadows is a farm operated by the Piedmont Environmental Council in Northern Virginia, which preserved the land and opened a community farm where volunteers help grow crops. The property also includes trails and wetlands that are open to the public.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is closing its beloved education center on Fox Island, as rising water has eroded the land and threatened the center itself.
Scores of advocates show their support for a clean water bill June 5 on the steps of the Delaware state capitol building. A bill that would dedicate $25 million a year toward the state's growing backlog of water-cleanup and drainage projects cleared a key legislative later in the day.
Invasive snakeheads are spreading throughout the Chesapeake region. But many anglers, like those at this Maryland fishing tournament, love to catch them. Fishery managers are hoping those anglers will help keep the snakehead population in check.
This half-hour documentary features Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall, whose lives personify the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood-harvesting culture and history, and their four children — who chose to break with that tradition.
Erik Michelsen, administrator for Anne Arundel County's watershed protection and restoration program, gives a tour of a stream restoration site. New research is raising questions about whether such costly efforts provide as much of an ecological lift as hoped.
The Chesapeake Bay blue crab industry is feeling the pinch as limits on visas for temporary foreign workers leaves many processing facilities understaffed.
If the consequences of global warming and higher sea levels are distant concepts for you, come on down to Dorchester County, ground zero for sea level rise along the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.
Forty years after William W. Warner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Beautiful Swimmers, introduced us to the Chesapeake Bay blue crab, the Bay Journal presents Beautiful Swimmers Revisited, a journey around the Bay to look in on those who catch, study and eat blue crabs.