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


A cleared swatch of land winds into a heavily forested area.

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

Judge Extends Halt to Abingdon Woods Tree Clearing

Today, a Harford County Circuit Court judge granted CBF's request for an injunction to stop Abingdon Woods tree clearing for a proposed warehouse project while CBF pursues its lawsuit against the project for potentially violating the state’s Forest Conservation Act.

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Two young girls walk through knee-high water.

Aileen Devlin/Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Announces $13.6 Million in Flood Preparedness Grants Paid for by Rggi

Yesterday the Youngkin Administration announced it has awarded $13.6 million in flood preparedness grants to 27 projects across Virginia using funding generated by Virginia’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

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Volunteers plant trees in a prepared field.

Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Richmond Church Completes Reforestation of Formerly Paved Areas

Last Saturday, volunteers joined CBF in planting 30 native trees, capping off a major effort that looks to nature for solutions. The project at Branch’s Baptist Church is an important test case, piloting efforts to remove asphalt and concrete and enrich the underlying soil to reforest formerly paved areas.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 1

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 29
Downtown Sailing Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Tuesday, October 4

Annapolis Bay Discovery Cruise

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Registration Deadline: October 2
CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Thursday, October 6

Newport News VoiCeS Class

Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 5
The Newsome House
Newport News, Virginia
Saturday, October 8

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam Fishing Tournament

Registration Deadline: October 7
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