Bobby Whitescarver Named Chesapeake Champion

(Watch Bobby Whitescarver’s inspiring, and entertaining, acceptance speech. Shot in HD, so be sure to select.) Hats off to our partner and stalwart board member, Bobby Whitescarver, for being honored by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay as the Watershed Champion of the Year for 2016. Bobby accepted the award at the Alliance’s 45th anniversary […]

ID this bird?

Our executive director, Bill Howard, photographed this specimen outside our office in Berryville, Virginia as flew from a crepe myrtle and landed nearby. Leucistic or albino, grackle, grosbeak, or blackbird? The jury is still out. Can you identify it?      

3rd Annual Benefit Sporting Clay Shoot

The Downstream Project will be holding its 3rd Annual Benefit Sporting Clay Shoot to help raise funds for our support of conservation communications in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.   Westerly Shooting Grounds <–Click for Directions Aldie, Virginia Coffee and Donuts starting at 10:00 am Shoot commences 10:30 am Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Prizes, luncheon, and refreshments $1,000 […]

Arcadia Arrives in Bermuda

Final dispatches 0100 on watch Making 7.5 knots partly cloudy, moonlit night. Search light off Bermuda clearly visible. Running lights from three boats converging on north end of the island and the finish line. Satellite email reports show a very competitive finish. Integrity and Gallant appear to have finished at about 0400. Must have been exciting. […]

Entering the Gulf Stream, Day 3

Day three of the Annapolis Bermuda Race, Arcadia enters the Gulf Stream. We got bogged down leaving the Bay as our steering linkage failed and required an emergency repair, but we overtook several boats during the night as we said goodbye to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and headed for the Gulf Stream.     […]