Summer 2012 | Vol. 38 ; No. 3
6 Destination Chesapeake: Hampton Roads
This large natural harbor—an important nursery for
ocean fish—bridges the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic
Ocean and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth and
Progress in the Fight for Clean Water
CBF and its many partners are fully committed to
defending the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
Blue Crabs: Back from the Brink
Our Bay’s beautiful swimmers fight their way back.
Chesapeake Bay Fisheries
Although the Bay’s most valuable commercial catch
has changed over time, menhaden—an important
forage fish—still holds the top spot by weight.
The future is uncertain for the workers and the
community surrounding this Baltimore-area steel mill.
2 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Your right to write.
Feedback from our readers.
Michael Heller: Rennaisance Farmer.
Choosing clean water in Lancaster,
22 BAY BRIEFS
CBF activities in the Bay states and D.C.
26 OUR GIVING COMMUNITY
Local and national breweries support
Bay bits and pieces.
30 LAST LOOK
A fish farm feeds young minds.
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TOM PELTON/CBF STAFF, ISTOCK, ISTOCK,
NIKKI DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY.