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


The sun sets over water with waves crashing on rocks in the foreground.

Tammy Moore

Virginia Legislators Appointed to Chesapeake Bay Commission

Virginia Senators Richard Stuart and Jeremy McPike and Delegate Alex Askew, leaders on conservation and Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts, have been appointed to the Chesapeake Bay Commission.

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A group of people gathers for a cleanup, with CBF gear in the foreground

Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Registration Opens for Virginia’s Largest Annual Litter Clean Up

Registration is now open for Clean the Bay Day, Virginia’s largest and longest-running annual litter cleanup scheduled this year on Saturday, June 1.

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A group of people smile behind a Maryland Department of the Environment table, including Gov. Moore

Maryland Department of the Environment

Gov. Moore Launches New Outdoor Learning Partnership on Earth Day

In a win for Maryland students this Earth Day, Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order to establish the Maryland Outdoor Learning Partnership.

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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.

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.


The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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