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Commercial fishing boats pull up a net chock-full of menhaden.

Photo: John Surrick/CBF Staff

CBF Expresses Deep Concern with Omega Proteins Announcement It Will Violate the Bay Menhaden Cap

Today Omega Protein announcement that it is knowingly and willingly going to exceed the Chesapeake Bay menhaden harvest cap.

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

Photo: iStock

CBF Opposes WOTUS Actions

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the first step in their plan to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States Rule.

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Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Various sites, Sherwood, Maryland |

Join CBF for a fishing tournament that celebrates oyster reef restoration and the habitat it provides for Chesapeake Bay fish species.

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Photo: Kate Cwiek, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • 1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 |

Join CBF March 9, 2020 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.

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Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Tree House Planting

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 17
  • Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Tree House
  • Duncannon, Pennsylvania

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sherwood, Maryland

Rock the Brock: 9th Annual Clean Water Captains' Retreat

Registration Deadline: September 13
  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout

4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 26
  • Londontowne Community Boat Ramp
  • Edgewater, Maryland

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Lighthouse Point East
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 5
  • CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 5
  • CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Go Grass-fed Movie Night

5:00-9:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 5
  • CBF's Clagett Farm
  • Upper Marlboro, 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.

CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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The damage inflicted on the Gulf Coast by the BP Horizon spill could wreak havoc on the Bay region's economy, culture, and way of life.

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Is It Really Worth It?

The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.

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