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


Osprey sitting on wood piling in front of factory.

CBF Staff

CBF and Allies Urge White House to Add Race to Environmental Justice Tool

CBF and 15 other environmental, water quality, and faith organizations today urged the White House to use race and a more inclusive definition of “disadvantaged” in the tool it will use to determine whether a community qualifies for additional federal resources to address the environmental injustices it faces.

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A blue crab perches on the edge of a dock, ready to jump back into the water below.

Kim Cover

Blue Crab Survey Results Show Downturn

Today the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and Maryland Department of Natural Resources released the results of the 2022 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, an annual estimate of the population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. CBF Senior Regional Ecosystem Scientist Chris Moore issued this statement.

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At Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park discussing the new living memorial project They’re Just Away, are, from left, City Councilwoman Jocelyn Rawls,  Kristen Hand, DCNR Kittatinny Ridge Conservation Landscape Program, and Harrisburg resident and project creator Rafiyqa Muhammad.

BJ Small/CBF Staff

Living Memorial to Victims of Violence and Pandemic to Take Root in the City of Harrisburg

Trees to benefit the landscape and remember those lost to the pandemic, violence, and other causes will take root as a living memorial in the City of Harrisburg on Memorial Day weekend.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 30
Saturday, June 11

Virginia Beach Oyster Gardening Round-Up

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

Buffers for Birders Workshop

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 31
The Highland Center
Monterey, Virginia
Saturday, June 11

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.

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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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