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


Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

Menhaden Legislation Approved by Virginia House and Senate Committees

Today key committees in Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates passed bipartisan legislation to transfer management of Virginia’s menhaden fishery from the General Assembly to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

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Closeup of Environmental Protection Agency sign on front of agency building.


CBF Preparing to Sue EPA

That EPA failed to take any action to hold Pennsylvania accountable for its inadequate clean-up plan puts the success accomplished with the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint over the last ten years in jeopardy.

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Rebecca Long

Bipartisan Bill Would Increase Funding for NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office, Benefit Oysters, Crabs, and Other Valuable Fisheries

Legislation introduced today would reauthorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Office and proposes increasing its annual funding from $12 million in 2021 to $24.6 million in 2024.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 8
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, June 6

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 am-Noon
Saturday, June 13

Bands in the Sand

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

2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Annapolis, Maryland

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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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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