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CBF Statement on Buckingham Compressor Station Permit

(RICHMOND, VA)—Today the Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board postponed until December a vote on a permit for the Buckingham natural gas compressor station linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

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The Lynnhaven River in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Photo: Jim Bolcar

CBF Statement on Passing of Flood-Protection Amendment

(RICHMOND, VA)—Yesterday Virginia voters approved a constitutional amendment that would allow local governments to offer partial tax relief to homeowners and businesses who invest to protect their property from recurrent flooding.

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Giving Tuesday

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DC on the Half Shell 2019

Photo: Daniel Swartz

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 25, 2019 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.


Baltimore Oyster Gardening Care

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: November 16
  • Downtown Sailing Center
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Downtown Sailing Center Oyster Garden Care

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

Hopewell Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Woodlawn Park
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Giving Tuesday

VoiCeS Northern Virginia

6:00-9:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: November 23
  • Alexandria, Virginia

Chesapeake Book Club

6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch
  • Easton, Maryland

Invasive Species Removal

10:00 a.m.-Noon Registration Deadline: December 7
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: February 5
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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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Autumn forest in the morning with running stream.

An autumn morning in Woodstock, MD of a streams that feeds into the Patapsco River.

Photo: Wendy Crowe

This Week in the Watershed: 7 Tips for a Bay-Friendly Thanksgiving

It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. As you prepare for the annual feast with...

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Photo of the Week: Chester River Tall Ships

Imagine how pristine the Chesapeake Bay and it's rivers were when these historic tall ships sailed it's waters in the 1600s!

Charlene Osman

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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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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