CBF in Maryland

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation opened its first office in Annapolis, Maryland's state capital, in 1967. Since then, we have been leading the efforts to Save the Bay in the Old Line State through environmental advocacy, education, science, policy, litigation, and restoration. Today, CBF boasts offices in Annapolis and Easton, an oyster restoration center in Shady Side, and six outdoor environmental education programs across the state. Our efforts are focused on ensuring Maryland meets its 2025 Bay cleanup goals to reduce pollution from sewage treatment plants, farms, and urban and suburban stormwater runoff.

Offices in Maryland

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    Maryland Office, Annapolis

    From stormwater management and on-the-ground restoration work to legislative and advocacy efforts, see what our Maryland Office is up to. Read More

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    Eastern Shore Office

    Since 1990, our Easton Office has been working to protect and restor the remarkable Eastern Shore waterways for us and future generations. Read More

Facilities in Maryland

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    Philip Merrill Environmental Center

    The Philip Merrill Environmental Center houses the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) headquarters, Maryland state office, and an education program. It is also a highly popular event venue. In design,... Read More

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    Clagett Farm and CSA

    CBF's Clagett Farm embraces farming methods that are truly sustainable both economically and environmentally. The farm raises crops and beef cattle and supports a Community Supported Agriculture... Read More

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    Maryland Oyster Restoration Center

    In support of re-establishing this keystone species, CBF established its Maryland Oyster Restoration Center (ORC) in 2002. The ORC serves as the central location for all of CBF’s oyster restoration... Read More

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    Skipjack Stanley Norman

    CBF's skipjack Stanley Norman is a part of Bay history and an excellent platform for students of all ages to learn about oysters, the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, and Bay-related issues of... Read More

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    Arthur Sherwood Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Arthur Sherwood Environmental Education Center let's students explore the waters of Meredith Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. Read More

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    Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center, near Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, gives students the opportunity to explore pine forests, underwater grass beds,... Read More

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    Smith Island Environmental Education Center

    Located within Tylerton—one of three watermen's communities on Maryland's Smith Island—the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Smith Island Environmental Education Center emphasizes the culture and ecology... Read More

News from Maryland

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CBF Issues Statement on Pollution Assessment

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Following the release of the Chesapeake Bay Program's pollution assessment, Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, issued this statement.

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