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


Running stream through spring woods

Nora Connell

CBF Slams EPA Water Quality Permitting Rule

The new EPA rule weakens states’ authority under section 401 of the Clean Water Act to ensure that projects to build natural gas pipelines, dams, and other infrastructure that require certain federal permits and licenses do not pollute state waterways.

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Traffic jam on an expressway.


CBF, Partners Sue Trump Administration for Rolling Back Clean Car Standards

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 11 partner organizations today sued the Trump administration in federal court for illegally rolling back clean car and fuel economy standards.

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Oyster shells in a pile.

Lauren Winther-Hansen

With Restaurants Shuttered, Don’t Forget to Recycle Oyster Shells

With indoor dining in restaurants still restricted, oyster restoration efforts are facing a depleted supply of the shells needed to stock sanctuary oyster reefs

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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, June 9

Brock Environmental Learning Series: The Bounty of the Bay

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 9
Wednesday, June 17

Dolphin Watch: Tracking Dolphins in the Bay

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 17
Saturday, June 20

Oyster Gardening Drop-Off

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: June 19
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Thursday, June 25

Oyster Gardening Drop-Off

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 24
Norfolk, 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.


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