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


View down a pier toward the water, with a boat and large yellow crane on the left and covered barge on the right. The crane is lowering a bundle of oysters to a group of people wearing safety vests and hardhats on the pier, next to trash cans and black wire cages.

AJ Metcalf

Partners Introduce Oyster Spat to New Solar-Powered Aquaculture System in Baltimore

Staff from CBF and Solar Oysters loaded about 300,000 spat-on-shell oysters onto a new automated aquaculture platform in the Baltimore Harbor. The platform uses solar power to rotate large oyster cages filled with young oysters to clean the bivalves and help them grow over time.

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Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program

Juvenile Striped Bass Numbers in Chesapeake Bay Remain below Average in Maryland

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources today released the results of annual surveys of the juvenile striped bass population in the Chesapeake Bay. For the third consecutive year, the Maryland numbers are below average, while the Virginia numbers are about average.

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View from above of a curving river with mature trees on either side. To the left of the river, there are houses, roads, and more forested area.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Applauds NFWF Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality and Urges Greater Federal Support

Shannon Gority, Executive Director for CBF in Pennsylvania, issued this statement applauding National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling roughly $3.88 million to clean and restore polluted rivers and streams in the Commonwealth.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Wednesday, October 27

Glenstone Tree Planting (AM)

9:00-11:30 a.m.
Registration Deadline: October 25
Glenstone Museum
Potomac, Maryland
Wednesday, October 27

Glenstone Tree Planting (PM)

1:00-3:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 25
Glenstone Museum
Potomac, Maryland
Friday, October 29

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 28
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, October 30

Riparian Buffer Planting - Middle Creek

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 28
Frederick County, MD

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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