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


Jim Bolcar

Historic Budget for Clean Water Programs Passes Virginia General Assembly

Approving historically strong levels of investment in clean water programs, the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates this weekend passed final budget amendments for the upcoming second year of the biennial budget.

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Sen. Sarah Elfreth proposes resolution.

CBF Statement from President Will Baker on Being Honored by Maryland Senate

CBF President Will Baker, who announced in January that he plans to retire at the end of the year, issued this statement in response to the Maryland Senate resolution marking his retirement.

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Blue, red, and white balloons rising against a blue sky.

Helen Warren, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Virginia Bans on Balloon Releases and Polystyrene Are Environmental Wins

The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation prohibiting the outdoor release of nonbiodegradable balloons and separate legislation requiring food vendors to phase out their use of polystyrene takeout containers will greatly enhance Virginia’s efforts to prevent litter from polluting waterways.

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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.

Saturday, March 13

Richmond Swansboro Playground Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 12
Swansboro Playground
Richmond, Virginia
Monday, May 31
Saturday, August 28

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.

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