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


Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Chris Moore

CBF Statement on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Clean Water Budget

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today unveiled his proposed budget for key state programs that restore Virginia’s rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

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Tymoff+Moss Architects

Innovative Sustainable Classroom at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center Will Inspire Hampton Roads Students

The Macon F. and Joan P. Brock Classroom will educate local students, train teachers, and inspire the next generation of conservation leaders through Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

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New Study Estimates Ammonia Emissions from Poultry Farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

A new study commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation has determined an estimate of the amount of nitrogen that reaches the Chesapeake Bay due to ammonia emissions from poultry farms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 19

Virginia General Assembly Preview Webinar

12:00-1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 19
Monday, January 6

Fredericksburg Slurp and Learn

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: January 5
718 Venue
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Monday, March 9

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia
Saturday, June 13

Bands in the Sand

5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
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.


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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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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