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


A stream runs through a lush green farm with barns, a silo, and rolling hills in the background.

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CBF Issues Statement On EPA Analysis of PA WIP

On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Pennsylvania’s final Watershed Implementation Plan did not demonstrate how the Commonwealth would meet its Bay Restoration goals for nitrogen and sediment pollution reduction.

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Wild celery and other bay grasses grow in the Susquehanna Flats south of Havre de Grace, MD.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Statement on 2022 Chesapeake Bay Dead Zone Survey Results

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is encouraged by new survey results released Wednesday by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominon University that found the area of low dissolved oxygen in the Bay was better than average for 2022.

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A line of people holding buckets dump oysters into the water

A.J. Metcalf/CBF

CBF and SERC Announce New Oyster Restoration Partnership

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) are proud to announce a new partnership centered on oyster restoration.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 29

Giving Tuesday

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Friday, December 9

Upper James Watershed Volunteer Planting

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 6
Raphine, VA
Saturday, December 10

Upper James Watershed Volunteer Planting

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 6
Raphine, VA
Saturday, June 10

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, 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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