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

An image of gulls and sunset and a deadrise boat.

A Chesapeake deadrise off Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia.

Photo: Nichole Leighton

CBF Statement on Bill to Ban Offshore Drilling

(RICHMOND, VA)—A proposed ban on offshore drilling in Virginia’s waters is scheduled to be considered this Thursday by the Virginia Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources.

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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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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.

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


Latest from the Blog

Infographic explaining five ways the government shutdown negatively affects the Bay and the work to restore it.

Hundreds of national parks are closed; the Food and Drug Administration has stopped doing routine food safety checks; 400,000 federal workers have been furloughed and another 400,000 are expected to work without pay. Clearly, a government shutdown has devastating consequences. But what does the longest shutdown in our nation's history mean for the Chesapeake Bay and the critical work needed to restore it?

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for the Bay?

5 Things You Should Know.

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We're Taking a Breather

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: Locked in Ice

A sailboat sits locked in ice on the frozen Chesapeake Bay.

Ericka Koziol

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