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


Dead fish float on the surface of the water.

John Surrick/CBF Staff

August Dead Zone Is Bad News for the Bay

CBF raised concerns about Bay restoration efforts following the August dead zone report. The report, from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Old Dominion University, found that dissolved oxygen conditions in Maryland and Virginia were worse than average this August following two better-than-average months.

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Two men look at a specimen next to a marsh

CBF Staff

Virginia Environmental Leader W. Tayloe Murphy Passes Away

Longtime Virginia environmental leader and Chesapeake Bay advocate W. Tayloe Murphy passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Murphy served as Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources from 2002 to 2006 and as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the Northern Neck throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

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Karen Krieger

Maryland Environmental Groups Respond to Newly Released Draft Wastewater Permit for Valley Proteins’ Eastern Shore Rendering Plant

Yesterday, Maryland Department of the Environment issued a new draft wastewater permit for the Valley Proteins chicken rendering facility, which is the largest point source polluter in the Transquaking River watershed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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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.

Tuesday, September 21

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 20
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Thursday, September 23

Oyster Gardening Spat Distribution Londontowne

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21
Londontowne Community Boat Ramp
Edgewater, Maryland
Friday, September 24

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 23
CBF's Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Saturday, September 25

Oyster Gardening Workshop Shady Side 1

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 23
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland

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The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

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