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


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CBF Applauds Rep. Spanberger's Growing Climate Solutions Act

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help farmers, ranchers, and foresters overcome barriers they face when trying to participate in voluntary carbon markets, where they can sell credits they earn for implementing climate-friendly conservation practices.

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Thick buffers of trees line a river that winds through lush farm fields.

Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program

CBF Welcomes New Investments in Farm Conservation Programs

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced new investments the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to make in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and other programs that help farmers adopt environmentally friendly best management practices that can also mitigate the effects of climate change.

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The sun's rays shine through the clouds, creating an inspirational and serene scenery for a lone swan on the Pagan River.

Dianna Keen

CBF Responds to the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Clean air, clean water, and a life without fear of violence are rights we all share. We must all continue to raise our voices for racial justice.

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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, April 23

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 22
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Friday, April 23

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 22
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, April 24

Hopewell Conservation Garden Planting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 23
Hopewell, Virginia
Tuesday, April 27

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 26
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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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