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


An aerial view of white tents and people on a beach

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

Tickets Still Available for Bands in the Sand—CBF’s Summer Beach Concert and Fundraiser

There’s still time to get tickets to attend CBF's Bands in the Sand beach concert, the waterfront party of the year that helps CBF fund its Bay-saving mission.

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Streams ramble like arteries through wetlands of varying shades of green and brown.

Morgan Heim/iLCP

CBF Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Sackett v. EPA

Today the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Sackett v. EPA. By significantly narrowing the definition of which wetlands and other waters are protected by the Clean Water Act, the decision could damage the decades-long effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its waterways.

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One hand holds a blue crab while another uses calipers to measure the width of its shell.

Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Blue Crab Survey Results Show Improvement After All-Time Lows, but Concerns Remain

After reaching record low numbers last year, the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population is showing some signs of improvement in the 2023 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey results released today.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 3

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 8

Envision Marsh Creek

6-7:30 p.m.
Bald Eagle State Park Environmental Learning Center
Howard, Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 10

Oyster Gardening Roundup

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: June 8
CBF's Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, June 10

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m.-10:00 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.


The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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