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


Photo of the Chesapeake Bay at sunset with the Bay Bridge in the background.

Debbie DiVecchio

CBF Issues Statement on Motion to Dismiss EPA Lawsuits

The Justice Department, representing EPA, has filed motions to dismiss separate lawsuits filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners.

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Dr. Lisa Drake

CBF Statement on Virginia Oyster Restoration Progress

Yesterday Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the Commonwealth’s approval of $10 million in bond financing for oyster reef restoration in Virginia waters and praised the completion of oyster reef habitat construction in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

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Bright red farm buildings overlook rows of newly planted trees in protective sleeves line a steep riverbank.

Carmera Thomas-Wilhite/CBF Staff

$2.7 Million Effort to Help Landowners Plant Tree Buffers across the Upper and Middle James River Watersheds

The James River Buffer Program, launched in 2019 for landowners in the Middle James region, is now expanding its reach to landowners in the Upper James region.

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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.

Tuesday, November 24

Easton Oyster Sale Pop-up

4:00-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: November 22
Annapolis, Maryland
Tuesday, November 24

Annapolis Oyster Sale Pop-up

4:00-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: November 23
Annapolis, Maryland
Tuesday, December 1

Giving Tuesday

Merrill Family Foundation Match Active—Gifts Worth 2X
Donate to save the Bay for Giving Tuesday and your gift will be DOUBLED
Thursday, December 3

Shenandoah Valley Tree Plantings

December 3, 4, & 5
Staunton, 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 2018 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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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.

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