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A vibrant, healthy oyster reef

In addition to filtering the water, vibrant, healthy oyster reefs provide vital habitat for Bay critters.

Photo: Dave Harp

CBF Experiment: A Large Man-Made Oyster Reef That Revives the Dead Zone

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today began a first-of-its kind experiment in Maryland: build and monitor a giant man-made oyster reef to test whether such reefs can break up dead zones of low oxygen.

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Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership intends to plant 10 million trees in Pennsylvania by 2025.

Photo: iStock.

Statewide Partnership Launches Major Effort to Plant 10 Million Trees, Clean up Pennsylvania Waters

(HARRISBURG, PA)—National, state, and local partners gathered on a Lancaster County farm Tuesday for the announcement of one of Pennsylvania’s most ambitious, collaborative, and challenging efforts to restore and protect its rivers and streams – the planting of 10 million trees by the end of 2025.

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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.


Clagett Farm Spring Open House

1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Clagett Farm
  • Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Bay Discovery Canoe Trip

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Talbot County, Maryland

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

5:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Bay Discovery Boat Trip

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Annapolis, Maryland
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A photo of a wooded stream with the tag line,

Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership intends to plant 10 million trees in Pennsylvania by 2025.

Photo: iStock.

Announcing the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership

This morning, a coalition of national, state, and local partners announced one of Pennsylvania's most...

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A man stands outdoors holding a very large, ugly, muddy-brown salamander.

Lane Whigham holds a hellbender salamander, the largest salamander species in North America and a native of Pennsylvania streams.

Photo: CBF Staff

Clean Water Grows on Trees

Announcing a new partnership to improve water quality in Pennsylvania and the Bay.

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Photo of the Week: The Hopeful and the Doomed

I wander the Chesapeake Bay beaches more than any other destination lately.

Bob Diller

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Pick your favorite inspiring photo in our 2018 Save the Bay Photo Contest. Voting closes Friday.