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


A cleared swatch of land winds into a heavily forested area.

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

Judge Halts Abingdon Woods Deforestation after CBF Files Second Injunction Request

A Harford Circuit Court judge today granted CBF’s request for a temporary restraining order to halt the ongoing tree clearing at Abingdon Woods for a proposed warehouse project.

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Part of a sculpture showing a human figure overlooks peaceful Paradise Creek.

Chesapeake Bay Program

Portsmouth Toxic Site's Cleanup Plan Needs Public Input

Following decades of threats to Portsmouth residents from toxic and radioactive waste at the Peck Iron and Metal site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking input from Hampton Roads residents on a new cleanup plan for the site.

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Storm clouds gather over a lighthouse in the Bay.

Jennifer Meckler

CBF Issues Statement On New Bay Water Quality Assessment

Overall water quality in the Chesapeake Bay declined slightly between 2018-2020, according to the most recent assessment. Following the announcement, Beth McGee, director of science and agricultural policy for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 24

Branch's Baptist Church Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 22
Branch's Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia
Saturday, September 24

Southside ReLeaf Tree Giveaway

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21
Southside Community Center
Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, September 27

Farm Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 27
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Wednesday, September 28

Talbot County Council Candidate Forum on the Environment

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 28
Eastern Shore Conservation Center
Easton, Maryland

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.

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


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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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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