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Volunteer Jack Elder drops off recycled oyster shells.

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Volunteers and Restaurants Needed to Pitch In for Oyster Restoration

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is seeking additional restaurants and volunteers in Hampton Roads to pitch in to restore the native oyster population during Virginia oyster month this November.

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CBF Applauds Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Fully Funding the Chesapeake Bay Program

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker today applauded the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for fully funding the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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DC on the Half Shell 2018

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DC on the Half Shell

6:30 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 26, 2018 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.


DC on the Half Shell

6:30 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • Washington, District of Columbia
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Thanksgiving on the Bay

This Thursday, in a tradition 28 years in the making, I will be feasting on Chesapeake oysters and sipping...

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Chris Moore, CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist

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A Mixed Bag for Menhaden

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF's Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: With the Crickets and the Frogs

Growing up, I spent my summers in this small cottage community nestled on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. We would play along this creek often, trying to jump across its widest parts. More often than not, one of us kids would end up falling right in the middle, emerging from the water covered in mud.

Morgan Jones

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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.


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Help us reach our Giving Tuesday goal of $25K, and we'll jump in the Bay! Give today and your impact will double alongside a challenge grant.