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


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CBF, Partners Sue Trump Administration for Rolling Back Clean Car Standards

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and 11 partner organizations today sued the Trump administration in federal court for illegally rolling back clean car and fuel economy standards.

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Oyster shells in a pile.

Lauren Winther-Hansen

With Restaurants Shuttered, Don’t Forget to Recycle Oyster Shells

With indoor dining in restaurants still restricted, oyster restoration efforts are facing a depleted supply of the shells needed to stock sanctuary oyster reefs

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

Kim Cover

CBF Statement on Blue Crab Survey Results

This year’s survey showed slightly fewer blue crabs in the Bay than in the 2019 survey.

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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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