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CBF's Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

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June 26 Discussion to Examine Chesapeake Bay Culture and Conflict

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Learn about the extraordinary history of the first European explorers and the people they encountered on and around the Chesapeake Bay in what is now Hampton Roads at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's next free Brock Environmental Learning Series discussion on Tuesday, June 26.

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Dredging Man-O-War Shoal Could Deplete Oyster Restoration Budget, with Uncertain Benefits

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director, issued this statement following a media report that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 17 granted a request by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to dredge up to five million bushels of oyster shells from the Man-O-War Shoals near the mouth of the Patapsco River over five years, and perhaps as many as 30 million bushels longer term.

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Save the Bay Family Day

12:30-4:00 p.m.

Join CBF in Hampton Roads to celebrate 51 years of saving the Chesapeake Bay!


Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Maryland

Save the Bay Family Day

12:30-4:00 p.m.

Lafayette River Restoration Celebration

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (rain date October 13)
  • Norfolk, Virginia
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Latest from the Blog

An up close photo of a clam worm.

Clamworms belong to a huge (more than 10,000 species), diverse, mostly marine class of segmented “bristle worms” whose numbers speak to the success of their basic design.

Photo: Hans Hillewaert/Wiki Commons.

This Month on the Bay: Worms in Love in June

Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.

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Latest Podcast

CBF Senior Water Quality Scientist Dr. Beth McGee

Photo: Benjamin Tankersley

Are We On Track?

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker and Dr. Beth McGee, CBF’s Director of Science and Agriculture...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Osprey Feeding Her Babies

I love watching the ospreys come back every year and seeing them raise their babies. A healthy Bay means a happy osprey family.

Gretchen Davis

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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Get a collar tag for your furry friend!

The Orokawa Foundation—a longtime CBF supporter—is offering a challenge grant of $250,000 through June 30! Donate now, when your gift has 2X the power to save the Bay for future generations.