A free, online resource, “A Boater’s Guide to
the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National
Historic Trail,” introduces paddlers and boaters
to the Bay and tributary rivers. The guide is a
joint project of the National Park Service Chesapeake
Bay Office, the Chesapeake Conservancy, and CBF.
The author is CBF’s very own John Page Williams
who expertly weaves practical information for
today’s boaters with the historical context of the
Chesapeake’s waters explored by Captain John
Smith four centuries ago.
uTo access and download the guide, visit
blooming water lilies in a pond in Easton,
Maryland. Photo by Steve Aprile.
Bright fall foliage is reflec
waters of the Piankatank
Photo by Denny Motsko.
Early morning rain clouds hover over the tidal
CBF President Will Baker was the keynote
speaker at the 40th
annual Save the Bay,
meeting. About 120
people attended the
event held in Newport,
Rhode Island. During his
speech, Will emphasized the
need for educating new Bay
stewards to ensure the
long-term health of the
Save The Bay, Narragansett Bay has a
similar mission as CBF: protecting,
restoring, and improving the ecological
health of the Narragansett Bay region,
including its watershed and
adjacent coastal waters, through an
ecosystem-based approach to environmental action; defending the rights of
the public to use and enjoy the Bay and
its surrounding waters; and fostering an
ethic of environmental stewardship
among people who live in or visit the
Narragansett Bay region.