Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.

Photo: Kevin Moore

CBF Issues Statement on Proposed EPA Budget

Today, the Trump Administration released the details of its fiscal year 2018 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency, which proposes to zero out funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program, the Great Lakes, and other EPA Geographic Programs.

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A Maryland Department of Natural Resources study released in 2011 showed higher levels of oyster reproduction and a lower mortality rate for the Chesapeake Bay oyster.

Photo: Tom Pelton/CBF Staff

Growing Oysters in the Inner Harbor Is a Success

(BALTIMORE, MD)-A surging number of business representatives, students and other volunteers have successfully raised thousands of oysters in the Inner Harbor as part of the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership.

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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.


Skipjack Trip (MD)

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Clean Water Concert Series (MD)

6:00 pm
  • Harrison Street, Easton, Maryland|

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Oyster Gardening Spat Return - Annapolis #1 (MD)

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Oyster Gardening Spat Return - Easton (MD)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: First Light

Looking toward the southeast down Middle River at sunrise [in late December] . . .

Steve Buck

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