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


A bald eagle sits amid tall grasses by the water.

Debra Brown

CBF Cheers Senate Passage of Climate Bill with $20 Billion for Agricultural Conservation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation cheered Senate passage today of a climate change and clean energy bill that includes more than $20 billion for climate-smart agricultural conservation practices vital to restoring the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways

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Ducks enjoy the water surrounding a small spit of land as sunset reflects brilliant blues and apricot onto the bay.

Steven Hayre

CBF Condemns Senate Vote to Weaken Environmental Review Protections

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) condemned today’s Senate vote to throw out important environmental review safeguards the Biden administration restored earlier this year.

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Rob Beach/CBF Staff

CBF Applauds House Committee Passage of Environmental Justice for All Act, Urges Further Action

CBF applauded today’s 26-21 vote in the House Natural Resources Committee to approve the Environmental Justice for All Act and called on Congress to pass this landmark legislation without delay.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, August 12

Farm Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 11
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, August 13

Bees, Trees, and Clean Water Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 10
Second Baptist Church
Richmond, Virginia
Tuesday, August 16

Farm Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 15
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Friday, August 19

Farm Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 18
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, 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.

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