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 A vibrant oyster reef. Photo by Dave Harp.Press Release

February 24, 2017

Poll: MD Voters Overwhelmingly Support Oyster Sanctuaries

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—An overwhelming majority of Maryland voters across party lines support maintaining existing Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuaries, according to a poll by a bipartisan research team commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Read More

Photo by Dave Harp

Press Statement

February 23, 2017

CBF Joins 500 Signers in Nationwide Call for No Cuts in Farm Bill Programs

(HARRISBURG, PA)—"CBF is proud to stand with more than 500 organizations in support of farmers in Pennsylvania and around the country asking that there be no cuts to federal Farm Bill programs."

Harry Campbell, CBF Pennsylvania Executive Director, issued this statement after CBF joined 500 other organizations nationwide, in signing a letter urging congressional leaders on the Budget and Appropriations committees to reject calls for cuts to Farm Bill programs. Read More

Press Release

February 15, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Names Emily Thorpe as Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) has named Emily Thorpe as its Student Leadership Coordinator in Pennsylvania. Through CBF's Student Leadership program, high school students plan and participate in advocacy and restoration activities throughout Pennsylvania's portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Read More

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CBF In the News

February 20, 2017

The View of an Oyster Sanctuary

(Chestertown Spy)—Tom Zolper, CBF's Assistant Director of Media Relations, writes, "The fate of Maryland’s oyster population is being worked out in a church basement in Annapolis. That's where the state Oyster Advisory Commission meets the second Monday of each month. This is the group appointed by Governor Hogan to review the state’s oyster management system, and to recommend changes, if necessary." Read More

CBF In the News

February 17, 2017

Clear Waters Mission

(Daily Press)—Christy Everett, CBF Hampton Roads Director, writes, "The many waterways where we fish, swim, boat and live are a common thread. Fortunately, rivers and creeks that have long suffered from pollution are slowly beginning to rebound." Read More

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Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. Copyright 2010 Nikki Davis
Volunteers plant trees for a restoration project at Holly Beach Farm. © 2010 Nikki Davis

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DC on the Half Shell
Mon, 27 Feb 2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Amerigroup's Community Volunteer Fair (VA)
Tue, 07 Mar 2017
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

GBFA Fishing Flea Market (VA)
Sat, 11 Mar 2017
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CBF's Photo Contest Closes!
Fri, 24 Mar 2017
5:00 PM - 5:01 PM



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TURNING THE TIDE, SAVING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

Episode #49
How Is the Bay Doing?
February 14, 2017

CBF President Will Baker talks with Maryland Fisheries Scientist Allison Colden about the state of the Chesapeake native oyster.

Learn more about oysters and CBF's oyster restoration programs.


Episode #48
Trees: The Oysters of the Land
January 31, 2017

CBF President Will Baker and Baltimore Tree Trust Executive Director Dan Millender discuss the environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of trees.

Forested buffers are critical to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers and streams. Learn more about the great work of the Baltimore Tree Trust and Baltimore TreeKeepers. Follow the Trust on Twitter at @Balt_treetrust.

Photo credit: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff


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