“These stories from the Chesapeake take you on a fascinating journey through nature and time, illustrating the importance of experiencing nature and the urgency of preserving it.” Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

“These essays touch my soul.” Bernd Heinrich, award winning environmental author Mind of the Raven.

“An enlightening book. It speaks to the soul of anyone who cares about the Bay and our environment.” Maryland State Delegate Liz Bobo

“This book provides much needed context in our collective struggle to save the Chesapeake Bay. Ned Tillman’s historical knowledge, broad perspective, and unwavering commitment give warning and provide hope.” Ken Ulman, Howard County Executive.

“For about 30 years now I have been working in the bay watershed trying to design and implement programs to improve resources… Frankly, your book that combines science with reality is one of the best … pieces I have seen to sensitize the general population … to the history of the resource, the value of the resource, the decline of the resource, and a rational call to action to save the resource.”
Jim Caldwell, Director emeritus of the Department of the Environmental Protection, Montgomery County, MD.