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


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CBF Petitions NHTSA to Redo Rule Undermining State Clean Cars Programs

Today, we formally petitioned the Trump administration to cancel a recent rule aimed at revoking California’s authority to pursue a state program to cut tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases, saying the rule is “unreasonable” and “not in the public interest.”

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CBF Christens Cutting-Edge Floating Oyster Restoration Center

The Prudence H. & Louis F. Ryan Mobile Oyster Restoration Center will change how CBF helps bring back Virginia’s oyster population.

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ASMFC Cuts Striped Bass Catch by 18 Percent

“This is an important step in a much larger process to recover the striped bass population up and down the Atlantic Coast."

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 14

Making History: Saving the Bay Through the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

6:30-800 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 14
Dorchester Center for the Arts
Cambridge, Maryland
Saturday, November 23

Invasive Species Removal

9:00 a.m.-Noon
Registration Deadline: November 22
Arlington Park
Hopewell, Virginia
Tuesday, December 10

Brock Environmental Learning Series: Environmental Advocacy 101: How to Amplify Your Voice

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 9
CBF's Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Monday, March 9

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
Dock 5 at Union Market
Washington, District of Columbia

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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What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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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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