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


Two adults and a child plant a tree together

CBF Staff

Lancaster Gets an Early Earth Day Gift In Dock Award Tree Planting at Dart Plant

Lancaster received an early Earth Day gift of 100 new trees during the weekend. Dr. Zeshan Ismat, 2022 Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient, and Dart Corporation employees planted the trees on Saturday morning.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signs a bill, surrounded by smiling students

BJ Small/CBF Staff

Original ‘Hellbender Defenders’ Celebrate 5-Year Anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Official State Amphibian

Five years ago this month and clad in a blue “HELLBENDER DEFENDER” t-shirt, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation designating the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania’s official state amphibian.

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Two people care for a tree together

Vanessa Remmers/CBF Staff

Washington-Area Regional Leaders Adopt New Tree Canopy Goal

An association representing hundreds of Washington, D.C.-area local and state leaders adopted a new regional tree canopy goal April 11, signaling tree cover as a natural asset to achieve sustainable, equitable, and healthier communities.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 24

BioBlitz at the Vincent DeFilippo Nature Preserve

8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Saturday, April 27

Catoctin Creek Farm Stewardship Project

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 13
Frederick County, Maryland
Thursday, May 9

PEAT Teacher Appreciation

3:45-5:45 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 5
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Thursday, May 9

Oyster Gardener Spat Return

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 7
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland

Ongoing: Volunteers are invited to join us at Clagett Farm in Maryland on Tuesdays to plant, weed, and harvest food for our CSA and the surrounding community. See our calendar to register.

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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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