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A blue crab hides in a bed of widgeon grass. Photo © 2010 Jay Fleming/iLCP

A blue crab hides in a bed of widgeon grass.

Photo: Jay Fleming/iLCP

CBF Issues Statement on Federal Funding Legislation

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Chesapeake Bay Foundation President William C. Baker issued the following statement concerning the Congressional spending bill released last night.

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Pennsylvania State Capitol building

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CBF Applauds Senate's Passing a Bill That Sets Fertilizer Application Rates and Restrictions

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following statement from Pennsylvania Executive Director Harry Campbell applauding the state Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 792, which sets lawn fertilizer application rates and requires certain registrations, licenses, and inspection fees.

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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.


Monocacy River Watershed Restoration

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Frederick County, Maryland

Lunch and Learn: Wildlife Habitat at Home

12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Antietam Creek Watershed Restoration

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Washington County, Maryland

Project Clean Stream at Bill Burton Fishing Pier

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

Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed Restoration

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Baltimore County, Maryland
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Fishing on Mattawoman Creek.

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This Week in the Watershed: Recognizing Success

In Washington’s polarized atmosphere, issues finding bipartisan support are few and far between. But as the...

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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: Catch and Release

This photo was taken at York River State Park in 2017 from the fishing pier. He was tossed back to return to his daily activities.

Bob Diller

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Only Hours Left | Help us unlock $5,000 and plant 1 MILLION oysters!

Our friends at The Orvis Company are offering a $5K flash challenge grant to help restore oysters. This essentially DOUBLES your gift, so every $1 you give will now plant 200 oysters!