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


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

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Issuses Statement on 2020 Bay Grasses Survey Results

The Chesapeake Bay Program has released the results of the 2020 Bay grasses survey, which found a 7 percent decline from 2019.

Read More
Young sapling trees in black pots sit on a grassy shore next to a stream

CBF Staff

Virginia Landowners Eligible for Full Funding to Plant Streamside Trees in Upper James Watershed

Under a new initiative, landowners in parts of Augusta, Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt, Craig, Highland, and Rockbridge counties can now receive full funding to plant trees along rivers and streams that eventually flow into the James River.

Read More
A river rushes over boulders in front of a large bridge

David Everette

Gov. Northam Proposes Clean Water Investments Totaling $411.5 Million in Federal Funds

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a $411.5 million proposal to invest federal American Rescue Plan funds in updating Virginia wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

Read More

Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Friday, July 30

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 29
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Friday, July 30

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 29
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, August 28

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Saturday, September 18

Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 18
Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers
Hampton Roads, Virginia

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 2020 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.

Donate Today


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.

This website uses cookies to tailor and enhance your online experience. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. For more information, including details on how to disable cookies, please visit our Privacy Policy. Close