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Penalty Increased for Tyson Poultry Plant Violations

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia State Water Control Board voted to support stiffer penalties for Tyson Foods for repeated wastewater and stormwater violations at a poultry plant in Temperanceville on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Pennsylvania's Eastern hellbender is a Susquehanna watershed native and the largest amphibian in North America (they can grow as large as 29-inches).

Pennsylvania House Passes Bill Making the Eastern Hellbender PA’s Official State Amphibian

(HARRISBURG)—A bill designating the Eastern hellbender as Pennsylvania's official state amphibian is headed to Governor Tom Wolf's desk.

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A family participates in Clean the Bay Day at Kiptopeke State Park.

Photo: Kevin DuBois

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon

Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. Thirty years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

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Bands in the Sand

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland 21403 |

Join us for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with great friends, amazing live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event.


Reef Ball Events

Reef Ball Build

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 24
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Reef Ball Build

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 25
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Riparian Restoration

9:00 am-Noon Registration Deadline: April 26
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Reef Ball Build

10:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 26
  • CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
  • Maryland

Grasses for the Masses

9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration Deadline: April 30
  • Westover Plantation
  • Charles City, Virginia

Grasses for the Masses

2:00-4:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: April 30
  • Mason Neck State Park
  • Lorton, Virginia

Bay Discovery Skipjack Trip

5:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Baltimore, 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.

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


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Photo of the Week: Mr. Crabs

An Atlantic ghost crab emerges from the surf at Savage Neck Dunes Nature Preserve on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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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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