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A tricolored heron makes a snack of a bite-sized fish in Somerset County, Maryland.

Photo: Santosh Shanmuga

CBF Annual Photo Contest Gets Under Way

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's 13th annual watershed photo contest is now underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 6.

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Photo: Rachel Freedman

"Bees, Trees, and Clean Water" Workshop on March 24

(MONROE, VA)—A workshop about landscaping with native plants, attracting beneficial birds and insects, and improving the health of streams and rivers will be held in the Lynchburg area on March 24.

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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. 29 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.


Docs from the Dock Film Series

7:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Brown Advisory
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Bees, Trees, and Clean Water

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Monroe, Virginia

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Bands in the Sand

5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland
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Lightning strikes near the Choptank River Lighthouse during a summer storm in Cambridge, Maryland.

Photo: David Elzey

This Week in the Watershed: Picture Perfect

For many of us here at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Bay is the most beautiful place on earth. Perhaps...

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Kara Adams and Makenzie Koski

Photo: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff

Breaking Good

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks to college seniors Kara Adams and Makenzie Koski about...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Save the Bay Photo Contest Now Open!

Grab your camera! The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's (CBF) 13th annual watershed photo contest is now underway. Photo submissions are being accepted between now and April 6!

Photo of the Week Archive   |   Save the Bay Blog

Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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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.


Think you know oysters? Prove it!

Oyster Quiz: How much do you know about the Bay's beloved bivalve?

In celebration of the Chesapeake 10 Billion Oysters Partnership, we've brought back our oyster quiz! Muster your mollusk knowledge and challenge your friends to outscore you.