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Dominion drained the water from this coal ash storage lagoon at its Possum Point Power Station near Quantico, VA.

Photo: Whitney Pipkin, Bay Journal

CBF Statement on Passage of Virginia Coal Ash Legislation

(RICHMOND, VA)—The Virginia General Assembly today passed legislation to ensure proper cleanup of four toxic coal ash sites along waterways in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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Muddy water pools on the street in front of a storm drain.

A brown river of sediment flows into a storm drain, taking chemicals, oil, and other pollutants from streets and yards with it.

Photo: Krista Schlyer/iLCP

Appeals Court Upholds Stormwater Decision in Norfolk Southern v. Roanoke

(RICHMOND, VA)—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today upheld a decision requiring that Norfolk Southern pay stormwater utility fees to the City of Roanoke.

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DC on the Half Shell 2019

Photo: Daniel Swartz

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF February 25, 2019 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.

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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.


Docs from the Dock Film Series

7:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Brown Advisory
  • Baltimore, Maryland

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • Washington, District of Columbia

Lobby Day for Maryland's Forests

8:30 a.m.-Noon
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Anglers' Night Out

6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Snifter's Craft Beer and Wine Bistro
  • Easton, Maryland

Oyster Lobby Day

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Asbury United Methodist Church
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Tree Pruning 101 Workshop

2-4:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: March 1
  • Hopewell Community Center
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Buffers for Wildlife

6-8:00 p.m.
  • Weyers Cave Community Center
  • Weyers Cave, Virginia

Slurp and Learn

6-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: March 13
  • Mariners Museum
  • Newport News, Virginia
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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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A summer sunrise on the James River.

Photo: Chris Johnson

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Photo of the Week: Sail Away with Me

The sun sets on a cold January day as docked sailboats reflect off a calm Chester River in Chestertown, MD.

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