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3,000 Bushels of Oyster Shell Needed by July to Bring Back Virginia Reefs

(VIRGINIA)—Restaurants and seafood lovers are urgently needed to help provide the 3,000 bushels of oyster shells needed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation this year to build new oyster reefs.

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A blue crab in underwater grasses.

Underwater grasses are critical habitat for many Bay critters, including the blue crab.

Photo: Jay Fleming

CBF Issues Statement on Winter Crab Dredge Survey Results

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement following the release of the Winter Crab Dredge Survey results.

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A family participates in Clean the Bay Day at Kiptopeke State Park.

Photo: Kevin DuBois

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Thirty years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

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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.


Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Bay Discovery Fishing Trip

7:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Annapolis, Maryland

El Día de la Bahía

9:00 am-Noon

Chesapeake Book Club

6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Eastern Shore Conservation Center
  • Easton, Maryland

Bands in the Sand

*5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Clean Water Concert Series

June 16 & 23, July 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • The Tidewater Inn
  • Easton, 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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Volunteers pick up trash on Clean the Bay Day at Bayville Park in Virginia Beach, VA.

This Week in the Watershed: A Little Spark

When Robert Dean was planning the first Clean the Bay Day 29 years ago, his greatest worry was getting...

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CBF Student Bay Council Member Kallan Benson, Parachutes for the Planet, and the Mother Earth Project work to give youth a voice on climate change.

Photo: Megan Fink/CBF Staff

Parachutes for the Planet

CBF Student Bay Advisory Council Member Kallan Benson, Parachutes for the Planet, and the Mother Earth...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Life Doesn't Get Better Than This

This is Mother Nature at her best. Nature-managed ecosystems and mixed communities of crabs, mussels, and a smorgasbord of other interesting life comes easy here. It needs protecting.

Bob Diller

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

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