September 26, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with Virginia Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Keith Martin about the importance of clean water to a healthy economy and the interest of Virginia's voters and businesses in a clean Chesapeake Bay.
Links from today's podcast:
Key findings from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce survey of voter attitudes in the Commonwealth.
Virginia Chamber of Commerce "Blueprint Virginia 2025"
Photo credit: Kaveh Sardari, Sardari Group
September 12, 2017
CBF President Will Baker gets the latest on menhaden from Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden.
Menhaden management is absolutely critical for the future of the Chesapeake Bay. If you are concerned about the levels of menhaden, having forage species available, and the management of menhaden by politicians, not scientists, find out about the public hearings coming up this fall which will influence the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's decision making on the future of Chesapeake menhaden.
Virginia listeners—let your elected officials know you are concerned about the plight of menhaden and their ability to be part of the great Chesapeake Bay system, and encourage conservation first.
Photo courtesy Allison Colden
01:54 What it means to be "the most important fish in the sea"
03:28 What the industrial menhaden fishery looks like
06:10 Menhaden for bait
07:00 Ecological concerns
13:05 Fishery management is making a difference, now the industry is pushing back
15:13 The importance of small menhaden in the Chesapeake nursery vs. large menhaden in the ocean
16:40 Amendment 3 and the scientific principal of ecological reference points
18:30 Menhaden as filter feeders: transforming algae into energy for larger fish
21:00 What does the loss of menhaden as forage fish mean for the great Chesapeake striped bass?
August 29, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with esteemed estuarine scientist Walter Boynton about trends in the Bay's health.
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3:46 The 'Whole system' approach to ecology
7:35 Scientific signs that the Bay is turning the corner
9:40 Improvement to the Chesapeake Bay system is not accidental
15:17 Three things we can do as individuals continue to forward restoration of the Bay
17:55 The role of the Chesapeake Bay Program, our federal partner in the Bay restoration effort
22:27 Loss of funding for the Chesapeake Bay Journal
26:46 The impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay
33:46 Complex marine systems around the globe--what areas are seeing progress, what areas are being stressed, what can we learn?
36:00 How dead zones are changing in the Chesapeake Bay
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August 15, 2017
In this episode, we bring you an inspiring speech that Congressman John Sarbanes addressed to students at CBF's 50 Forward event on July 15, 2017.
Find out more about CBF's 50 Forward event.
Photo by Alex MacLennan/CBF Staff
August 1, 2017
CBF President Will Baker and Student Leadership Coordinator Megan Fink get inspired by the impressive work that the Bay's student leaders are doing.
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July 18, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with Hannah Herron and Taegan Duncan, two of more than 70 student leaders who recently gathered after week-long adventures in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
Learn more about the CBF 50 Forward student experience.
Image: Map of the five student teams' travels for 50 Forward.
July 5, 2017
CBF President Will Baker talks with 90-year-old volunteer Walter Zadan about his valuable work supporting oyster restoration.
See our blog post about Walter's work with CBF and find out more about CBF's oyster restoration programs.
Photo credit Loren Barnett/CBF Staff
June 20, 2017
CBF President Will Baker and Virginia Forever Chair Dennis Treacy discuss the power of businesses and environmental organizations working together for clean water.