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Volunteer Jack Elder drops off recycled oyster shells.

Photo: Susan Elder.

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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In addition to upgrading Pennsylvania's first wastewater treatment plant to meet nutrient-removal requirements, Lancaster is retrofitting streets, parks, and other areas with infrastructure that will significantly reduce stormwater runoff.

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Investing in Clean Water for Carlisle

When the former International Automotive Components factory site along Fairground Avenue in Carlisle is...

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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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