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Fallen trees and branches lay in the water at the base of a collapsed dirt slope at Fones Cliffs after land on top of the cliffs was illegally cleared in the spring of 2018.

Photo: Bill Portlock/CBF Staff

CBF Statement on Referral to AG of Fones Cliffs Violations

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has referred violations by Fones Cliffs developer, Virginia True Corporation, to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office for enforcement. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation had called for a significant penalty for these violations.

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Two girls planting a tree on a spring day.

Planting trees is one of the most valuable practices to improve local water quality.

Photo: Nikki Davis

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Leading Efforts to Plant New Forest Buffer along Monocacy River Tributary in October

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation with the help of partners and volunteers will plant 1,200 trees and shrubs on Oct. 6 along a tributary to Little Pipe Creek that is part of the Monocacy River Watershed.

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Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore

Join CBF for a fishing tournament that celebrates oyster reef restoration and the habitat it provides for Chesapeake Bay fish species.

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Burgers and Brews for the Bay

Noon-4:00 p.m.
  • Clagett Farm
  • 11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 |

Join CBF on Clagett Farm for pasture-raised meats, fresh veggies, craft beer, music, and family fun.


Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sherwood, Maryland

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Downtown Sailing Center
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Lafayette River Restoration Celebration

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 1
  • Norfolk, Virginia

Slurp and Learn

6-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 5
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • A, Maryland

Burgers and Brews for the Bay

Noon-4:00 p.m.

Talbot County Council Candidate Forum on the Environment

6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch
  • Easton, Maryland

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • Washington, District of Columbia
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CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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Aerial photo showing a power plant sitting by the side of a lake and bordered by a tree-filled wetland.

Airborne nitrogen oxides from Duke Energy's Gibson Power Station in Indiana travel hundreds of miles to fall on the land and in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Photo: BlairPhotoEVV

This Week in the Watershed: Breathe Easy?

Most understand that how we treat the land has a direct correlation to the health of our waterways. But...

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A man crouches down at the base of a tree newly positioned for planting.

Dan Millender is Executive Director of the Baltimore Tree Trust.

Photo: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff

Worth Repeating: Trees: The Oysters of the Land

CBF President Will Baker and Baltimore Tree Trust Executive Director Dan Millender discuss the...

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Photo of the Week: Tidal Pool Secrets

Observing Hughlett Point Nature Preserve tidal pools in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Bob Diller

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