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An osprey lands on a nest next to it's mate in the failing light of evening along the Virginia coastline of the Chesapeake Bay in Mathews County.

Photo: Bob Diller

CBF Issues Statement on the UMCES Report Card

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's annual Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card found that extreme rainfall in 2018 cause indicator score to either decrease or remain the same

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Peggy Sanner of CBF, Senator Emmett Hanger, and Rebecca Tomazin of CBF at the presentation of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 2019 legislator of the year award in Richmond.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher

Senator Hanger Presented CBF’s 2019 Legislator of Year Award

(RICHMOND, VA)—Senator Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta) has been a leader in ensuring strong investment in farm conservation practices and other programs that reduce pollution to local streams and rivers.

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The annual Clean Water Concert series in Easton, Maryland, offers good music and outdoor summer fun.

Photo: Hilary Gibson/CBF Staff

Clean Water Concert Series

June 1 & 15, July 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Harrison Street between Dover & Goldsborough, Easton, Maryland |

The Clear Water Concert Series offers a FREE, family-friendly way to both celebrate our community and raise awareness about what we can do to help restore health to local rivers.


The seafood fishery is a cornerstone of the Chesapeake Bay economy. For generations, watermen have plied the Bay for crabs, oysters, rockfish, and other delectable denizens from its depths.

Photo: Karine Aigner/iLCP

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

The fourth annual Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week is June 1–9, 2019.


Grasses for the Masses

9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Deadline: May 20
  • Port Royal, Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Clean Water Concert Series

June 1 & 15, July 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
  • Easton, Maryland

Lancaster Water Week

Registration Deadline: May 15
  • Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon
  • Virginia

VoiCeS Northern Virginia

6:00-9:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: June 3
  • Alexandria, Virginia

Bands in the Sand

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

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Atlantic sturgeon.

A fish with unparalleled historical significance, the Atlantic sturgeon is threatened with extinction on our watch.

Photo: iStock

Lest We Forget: Some Thoughts about Endangered Species Day

Remembering critical Chesapeake Bay species in honor of Endangered Species Day.

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We're Taking a Breather

Everyone needs to take time once in a while to sit back, take a breath, and think about the future....

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: Monet Dreamed

A reflection of the forest in a stream in Virginia at Poor Farm Park—seems like Monet painted it himself.

Bob Diller

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