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

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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Low tide reveals oysters and reef balls on Virginia's Lafayette River Granby Street reef.

Photo: Jackie Shannon/CBF Staff

Lafayette River Restoration Celebration

10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Celebrate the Lafayette River's designation as the first tributary in Virginia to meet the Chesapeake Bay Program's oyster restoration goals.

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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.


Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Eastern Shore Conservation Center
  • Easton, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Spat Distribution

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Eastern Shore Conservation Center
  • Easton, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Spat Distribution

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Slurp and Learn

6-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 3
  • This event is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. Stay tuned for details.
  • Cambridge, Maryland

Chesapeake Book Club

6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch
  • Easton, Maryland

Tree Planting

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 5
  • Carroll County, Maryland
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Where We Work

The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

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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Everyone needs to take time once in a while to sit back, take a breath, and think about the future....

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Osprey Couple at Sunset

Kent Island osprey couple enjoying the sunset on Price Creek in Maryland.

© 2018 Timothy J. Carlsen

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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