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A man holds a soft shell blue crab caught by Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

Photo: Rebecca Long

CBF Issues Statement on CBSAC Blue Crab Report

Estimates from this year’s winter dredge blue crab survey found that the population is 60 percent above the previous year, and the best since 2012.

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Two people laugh while planting a tree.

Two volunteers plant an American holly tree at a volunteer event at the Hopewell Community Center. The event was part of ongoing efforts to engage the community in restoring Hopewell's waterways.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Become A Hopewell Tree Steward at Free Summer Course

(HOPEWELL, VA)—Volunteer tree stewards are needed to help plant and nurture the growing number of trees in Hopewell.

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A CBF staffer passes an oyster gardening growing kit to a new oyster gardener.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Oyster Gardening in Virginia

June through August

Join CBF's ranks of oyster gardeners this summer. Workshops run through August 3. Current gardeners--check the Roundups schedule for dates and times to return your adult oysters.

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Veterans, community members, paddlers, and others enjoy being on the water during CBF's annual Veterans on the Susquehanna event.

Photo: BJ Small/CBF Staff

Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us on the Susquehanna for a day of paddling and celebrating our veterans and our river.

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Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 22
  • Newport News, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

9:00-11:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: July 26
  • Lancaster, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 29
  • Colonial Beach, Virginia

Offshore Drilling Community Town Hall

3:00-5:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 31
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Oyster Gardening in Virginia

June through August
  • Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

9:00-11:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: August 2
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sherwood, Maryland
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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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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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