Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.

Tubes of tree saplings surround a creek.

New saplings are the precursor to a lush riparian buffer along this farm creek.

Photo: Marcy Damon

Broad Coalition Supports Trees for Clean Water Bill

(RICHMOND, VA)—A broad coalition of Virginians urges support of legislation introduced by Virginia Delegate Mark Keam to expand the ability of localities to require tree planting or replacement during the development process to achieve specific water quality goals.

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An aerial view of the State House in Annapolis, Maryland.

Photo: Nikki Davis

CBF Issues Statement on Nomination for New MD DNR Secretary

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Governor Hogan has nominated Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio to be Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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DC on the Half Shell 2019

Photo: Daniel Swartz

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 25, 2019 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.

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Bands in the Sand

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 |

Join us for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with great friends, amazing live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event.


Oysters & Wine on the Eastern Shore

2:00-5:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: January 25
  • Eastern Shore Conservation Center
  • Easton, Maryland

Grasses for the Masses

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: January 25
  • Glen Allen, Virginia

Anglers' Night Out

6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Snifter's Craft Beer and Wine Bistro
  • Easton, Maryland

Grasses for the Masses

7:15-8:15 p.m. Registration Deadline: January 25
  • Arlington, Virginia

Grasses for the Masses

10:00 a.m.-noon Registration Deadline: January 28
  • Glen Allen, Virginia

Grasses for the Masses

9:15-11:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: January 28
  • Arlington, Virginia

Grasses for the Masses

3:30-4:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: January 28
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: February 5
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CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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