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


Cypress trees and the bow of a canoe can be seen on serene river.

CBF 2022 State of the Blueprint Report: Bay Restoration Efforts Off Track

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) released its 2022 State of the Blueprint report to assess whether Bay restoration efforts are on track to meet the 2025 deadline. The report finds that the answer collectively is ‘no.’

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A No Fish Factory sign posted on a lawn outside a house.

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

CBF Statement on Town of Federalsburg’s Request That MDE Deny Fish Factory Discharge Permit

On Monday night, Federalsburg’s Mayor and Town Council approved and signed a letter to the Maryland Department of the Environment asking the agency to deny a discharge permit for AquaCon’s proposed fish factory in the Eastern Shore town.

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A cleared swatch of land winds into a heavily forested area.

AJ Metcalf/CBF Staff

Judge Extends Halt to Abingdon Woods Tree Clearing

Today, a Harford County Circuit Court judge granted CBF's request for an injunction to stop Abingdon Woods tree clearing for a proposed warehouse project while CBF pursues its lawsuit against the project for potentially violating the state’s Forest Conservation Act.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 8

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam Fishing Tournament

Registration Deadline: October 7
Maryland Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
Saturday, October 8

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

Chesapeake Bay and tributaries
Saturday, October 8

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 6
Harbor East Marina
Baltimore, Maryland
Tuesday, October 11

Wicomico County Candidate Forum

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 10
Salisbury University
Salisbury, 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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The 2020 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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