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 Widgeon grass basks in the sunlight during a period of exceptional clarity in January 2016. Photo copyright Jay FlemingPress Statement

April 28, 2016

Dark Spots on the Bay; A Hopeful Sign

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"This is another hopeful sign that the collaborative, regional effort to reduce pollution in the Bay and the rivers and streams that feed it is starting to pay off."

Kim Coble, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration, issued this statement following the release of annual aerial monitoring data of underwater grass abundance by the Chesapeake Bay Program. That data shows a 21 percent increase in grasses, and the highest totals in three decades.

Read More Photo by Jay Fleming

Press Release

April 22, 2016

Tree Plantings at the Root of CBF's Environmental Excellence Award

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation in Pennsylvania has received the prestigious Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for helping landowners plant thousands of trees, reduce pollution of rivers and streams, and improve water quality in the Commonwealth. Read More

Press Statement

April 18, 2016

CBF Issues Statement on Bay Program Pollution Assessment

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—"There is good news here, but a lot of work remains before we can declare success."

William C. Baker, President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program's annual pollution assessment. Read More



CBF In the News

April 21, 2016

Earth Day and Every Day, Brock Center Soars past Expectations

(The Virginian-Pilot)— Yes, he's the governor, but Terry McAuliffe couldn't help but blurt a "Wow!" – like just about every other visitor to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Brock Environmental Center. Read More

CBF In the News

April 20, 2016

Students Sort Trees for a Healthy Environment

(Public Opinion)— Students with Yellow Breeches Education Center worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to sort the 3,325 trees and shrubs, all native to Pennsylvania. Read More


An oyster gardener tends her float. Photo copyright Mimi Boseman
An oyster gardener tends her float. Photo ©Mimi Boseman

Spring Brings CBF Excitement

It's time to get outdoors! Spring at CBF brings Clean the Bay Day, oyster restoration activity, tree plantings, Discovery trips on local rivers and the Bay, and more. Check the calendar for the latest.

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Enjoy An Interfaith Celebration of Earth Day

Join CBF and the Chesapeake Interfaith Environmental Group on Sunday, April 24, 2016 for the 6th Annual Earth-Water-Faith Festival in Annapolis. Live music, children's programs, and more.

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Third Annual Baltimore Members Meeting

Join us at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center on Thursday evening, April 28, 2016 for a look at the City's trash epidemic and what we can do about it, along with a special Baltimore photo exhibit.

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Hampton Roads' Blue Planet Forum Returns

Tnext installment of this very popular series will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016 at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Our four expert panelists will be discussing art, waterways, urban life, pollution, and how we shape the environment.

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Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Baltimore Members Meeting (MD)
Thu, 28 Apr 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Clagett Farm Open House (MD)
Sat, 30 Apr 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Speakers Bureau (VA)
Sun, 01 May 2016
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Save the Bay Breakfast (MD)
Tue, 03 May 2016
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Shell Shaking (MD)
Fri, 06 May 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Skipjack Trip (MD)
Thu, 12 May 2016
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Baltimore Lot Renovation & Grand Opening (MD)
Sat, 14 May 2016
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Blue Planet Forum (VA)
Sun, 15 May 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Baltimore Harbor Discovery Trip (MD)
Mon, 16 May 2016
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Oyster Gardening Spat Return - Edgewater (MD)
Tue, 17 May 2016
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM


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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
September 16, 2015

This Week's Share: First Winter Squash Arrives

This week's photo was sent in from Instagram user matacotey, showing a freshly flowers from the farm. Get your photo featured here by emailing it to us or by using the hashtag #ClagettFarm if you share your photos on Instagram! UPCOMING EVENTS We have two fall events coming up at the farm. For...



Episode #29
Over One Million Served
April 26, 2016

In honor of Environmental Education Week, CBF President Will Baker and longtime CBF Educator Tiffany Granberg talk about engaging students, teachers, and adults.

Find out more about CBF's environmental education program and how you can get involved.

Photo: © Bill Portlock

Episode #28
Reaping Success
April 12, 2016

CBF President Will Baker and Restoration Scientist Rob Schnabel discuss the many benefits of planting streamside buffers on farms and CBF's efforts to help farmers make them happen.

CBF works with farmers throughout the watershed. Take a look at some of our efforts in Pennsylvania and find out more about the Maryland Grazer's Network.

Photo by Matt Earhart/CBF Staff

Listen to more on our Podcast page

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