How We Save the Bay

We work tirelessly at the local, state, and federal level to restore the waters we love through our education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration programs.

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    Photo Credit: CBF Staff

    With Advocacy

    CBF and its more than 240,000 members are the most effective voice that exists for protecting the...Read More

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    Photo Credit: Tom Zolper/CBF Staff

    In Our Communities

    From public meetings and adult education classes to numerous hands-on volunteer activities, CBF...Read More

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    Photo Credit: Margaret Sentman

    Through Restoration

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is restoring native oysters, planting underwater grasses, and...Read More

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    Photo Credit: Loren Barnett/CBF Staff

    With Schools

    CBF's award-winning environmental education program has been one of the cornerstones of our...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © Nikki Davis

    In the Courtroom

    CBF uses litigation not only to protect and enforce the current environmental laws, but to also...Read More

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    Programs & Initiatives

    Our state programs and projects around the watershed working toward clean, healthy waters and a...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © 2010 Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP

    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

    Learn about the Blueprint for protecting and restoring our Bay, rivers, and streams for us and...Read More

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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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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