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


A bushel of oysters lays on a dock next to the cages used to grow oysters.

Tal Petty/Hollywood Oyster Company

New Economic Report Details Growth of Oyster Aquaculture in Maryland

The spread of coronavirus is threatening the industry, which has steadily grown in economic importance since 2010.

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Closeup of Environmental Protection Agency sign on front of agency building.


CBF Issues Statement on Concerns over EPA Memorandum

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today sent a letter EPA expressing deep concern about the ramifications of a recent decision that EPA would not take enforcement action against entities that claim, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to be unable to comply with their obligations under federal law, federal permits, EPA administrative orders, and judicial consent decrees.

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Traffic jam on an expressway.


CBF Weighing All Options to Oppose Weakened Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Economy Standards

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is considering all options to oppose the final rule weakening vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards the Trump administration unveiled today.

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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.

Wednesday, April 15
Thursday, April 16
Friday, May 8

Shell Shaking Events

Various Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Tuesday, November 10

2020 Maryland Shellfish Aquaculture Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Annapolis, 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.

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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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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