Worth Repeating: Follow the Soil

October 11, 2016

(This episode originally aired September 1, 2015)

CBF President Will Baker talks with farmer, conservationist, and James Madison University Professor of Natural Resource Management Bobby Whitescarver about farming for clean water. Whitescarver's theory: If you take care of the soil, the soil will take care of you.

Bobby Whitescarver is a consultant, blogger, and retired field conservationist with decades of experience in watershed and wildlife habitat restoration. He is a frequent contributor to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Blog.

Follow CBF's Farmers' Success Stories blog series on how farmers across the watershed are working to improve both water quality and farm productivity.


Future Farmers, Future Bay Savers

September 27, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Student Leadership Manager Lane Whigham talk about a new program that provides conservation mentoring for future farmers in Pennsylvania.

For more information about CBF's Mentors in Agricultural Conservation program, contact Lane Whigham at lwhigham@cbf.org.
Photo by CBF Staff


The Sweet Spot

September 13, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration Kim Coble discuss a new approach to reducing pollution in Pennsylvania.

Find out more at cbf.org/PApriority

Susquehanna River pollution, York County.
Photo by John Pavoncello/York Dispatch


Danger: What’s in Your Local Water?

August 31, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Assistant Director of Media Relations Tom Zolper about results from this year’s bacteria testing in swimming areas around the watershed.

Read more and see the data at cbf.org/bacteria

Photo by BJ Small/CBF Staff

Saving the Mighty Susquehanna

August 18, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Pennsylvania Media Coordinator BJ Small discuss the push to declare the Susquehanna impaired.

Photo © John Pavoncello/York Dispatch

Join CBF and our partners in urging Governor Wolf and the Department of Environmental Protection to consider the threat to smallmouth bass. Help us reach 5,000 signatures by August 31st.

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A Jurassic Gem

August 2, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with MarylandSenior Scientist Doug Myers about current efforts to save the AtlanticSturgeon, the Chesapeake’s endangered dinosaur fish.  Photo credit: iStock

Want to help save the Atlantic sturgeon? Join CBF's Action Network and we'll let you know when our action alert is live. http://www.cbf.org/actionnetwork


Seeding Our Future

July 19, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with Jackie Shannon and Heather North—experts from CBF’s Virginia oyster restoration center—about rebuilding the Bay's living water treatment centers.


Bullish on Blue Crabs

July 6, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Fisheries Scientist Bill Goldsborough discuss the current state of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.

Photo credit: Damon Fodge

This Bay Is Going to Set Me Free

June 21, 2016

CBF President Will Baker chats with Ray Langston, longtime resident and former mayor of Highland Beach, Maryland, a Bay-front community with a proud history and a bright future.

To tour the museum, call Jean Langston at 410-267-6960. Please call a day or two in advance. For more information about the Frederick Douglass Museum and Highland Beach visit www.highlandbeachmd.org.

Photo: The Frederick Douglass Museum in Highland Beach, Maryland. Credit: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff


Beneath the Surface

June 7, 2016

CBF President Will Baker talks with underwater photographer Jay Fleming about hopeful signs that the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is beginning to work.

See Jay's work at www.jayflemingphotography.com

Photo courtesy Jay Fleming