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


Canada geese and seagulls huddle by a puddle on a beach as fog obscures the Bay Bridge in the distance.

Robert K. Hamilton

CBF Announces New V.P. for Environmental Protection and Restoration

CBF President William C. Baker is pleased to announce that Alison Prost is CBF’s new Vice President for Environmental Protection and Restoration.

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CBF to Sue EPA over Failure to Hold Pennsylvania and New York Accountable for Not Meeting Clean Water Act Obligations

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners will file a complaint suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency for abdicating its responsibilities under the Clean Water Act

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View of an oyster reef showing the reef both below and above the surface.

Nick Caloyianis Productions/CBF

Lynnhaven River Grants Offer Final Funding Needed to Fully Restore Oyster Habitat

Two grants of approximately $500,000 each will lead to 15 acres of new Lynnhaven oyster reef stocked with 15 million spat-on-shell oysters.

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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, October 2

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout Shady Side

4:00-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 1
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Sunday, October 4

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout Easton

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 3
Easton Point Marina
Easton, Maryland
Tuesday, October 6

Virtual VoiCeS Pennsylvania

Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 5
Online Course
Tuesday, October 6

VoiCeS for the Rappahannock and Potomac Watersheds

Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 5
Online Course

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.


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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