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


Tree near water at sunset

Bill Goldsborough/CBF Staff

CBF Praises House Passage of Legislation to Fund Priority Programs Next Year

CBF praised today’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of fiscal year 2022 spending bills that include promising budget numbers for EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, a new Interior Department program to restore habitat in the Bay watershed, and Army Corps of Engineers oyster restoration work.

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A workboat with large yellow crane lowers a grouping of concrete balls and red, blue, and white buoys. There are people with hardhats standing on the boat.

AJ Metcalf

Partnership Adds 78 Oyster Reef Balls off Coast of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland

CBF staff and project partners added 78 reef balls to the Maryland Artificial Reef Initiative site located in the Herring Bay oyster sanctuary. The oyster reef balls were placed about two miles offshore in a sanctuary protected from oyster harvesting.

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A bag filled with juvenile freshwater mussels sits in the bow of a boat on a Pennsylvania creek.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

"Livers of Our Rivers" Could Help Clean Up Pennsylvania Waters

As a new report details the importance of restoring declining populations of freshwater mussels within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, multiple programs in Pennsylvania are working to do just that.

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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.

Friday, July 30

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 29
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Friday, July 30

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: July 29
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, August 28

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Saturday, September 18

Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 18
Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers
Hampton Roads, 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.

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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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