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

Photo of a distant sunrise over the bay and bay grasses.

Smith Island sunrise spilling beautiful light onto the bay grasses.

Photo: Bob Miller

CBF Issues Statement on EPA Expectations

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Today, officials from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a letter outlining their expectations as the Bay jurisdictions prepare Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans.

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CBF's Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

Photo: Prakash Patel

June 26 Discussion to Examine Chesapeake Bay Culture and Conflict

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—Learn about the extraordinary history of the first European explorers and the people they encountered on and around the Chesapeake Bay in what is now Hampton Roads at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's next free Brock Environmental Learning Series discussion on Tuesday, June 26.

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Shell Shaking Events

Various Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Oyster Restoration Center
  • Shady Side, Maryland

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Maryland

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Oyster Restoration Center
  • Shady Side, Maryland

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Oyster Restoration Center
  • Shady Side, Maryland

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Oyster Restoration Center
  • Shady Side, Maryland

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Oyster Restoration Center
  • Shady Side, Maryland
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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

An up close photo of a clam worm.

Clamworms belong to a huge (more than 10,000 species), diverse, mostly marine class of segmented “bristle worms” whose numbers speak to the success of their basic design.

Photo: Hans Hillewaert/Wiki Commons.

This Month on the Bay: Worms in Love in June

Our Bay's worms are cornerstones of its ecological wealth.

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Latest Podcast

Chanté Coleman, Director, Choose Clean Water Coalition

Photo: Choose Clean Water Coalition

Learning from Each Other

In this episode, CBF President Will Baker talks with Chanté Coleman, Choose Clean Water Coalition Director,...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Sunset over Lake Ogleton

The Bay is my home, my family, and my soul.

Rick Schwitzer

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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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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