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

A vibrant, healthy oyster reef

In addition to filtering the water, vibrant, healthy oyster reefs provide vital habitat for Bay critters.

Photo: Dave Harp

Maryland Gets It Half Right in Selection of Next Rivers for Oyster Restoration

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the announcement Friday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources of a "comprehensive oyster restoration plan."

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The Brock Environmental Center was built on a small parcel of land on the picturesque Lynnhaven River in Hampton Roads, Virginia

Photo: Jamie Betts/Trust for Public Land

CBF Statement on Appointment of Matt Strickler to Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

(RICHMOND, VA)—Governor-elect Ralph Northam today nominated Matt Strickler to become the next Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. CBF Virginia Assistant Director Peggy Sanner released the following statement.

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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.


Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Bands in the Sand

5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland
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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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Latest from the Blog

Air pollution from Baltimore's Wheelabrator trash incinerator causes $55 million annually in health problems.

Photo: Rob Beach/CBF Staff

This Week in the Watershed: Healthy Communities, Healthy Bay

It's no coincidence that what's good for water quality is often good for public health. And in Baltimore,...

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Latest Podcast

CBF Senior Water Quality Scientist Dr. Beth McGee

Photo: Benjamin Tankersley

A Shot in the Arm

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with CBF's Senior Water Quality Scientist Dr. Beth McGee...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Chesapeake Tradition

After familiarizing ourselves with CBF's oyster gardening restoration efforts, we decided to purchase 1000 seed oysters designed for consumption.

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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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