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


Three volunteers work in the foreground as others work in the background to plant trees, surrounded by white tree protector sleeves.

Vanessa Remmers/CBF Staff

Nansemond Indian Nation Regains Ancestral Land From Suffolk

The Suffolk City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday to transfer a 71-acre site to the Nansemond Indian Nation, ending a decades-long effort to regain what is considered the Tribe’s cultural heart.

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The summer sun rises and shines a rainbow of colors across the James River. The CSX A-line bridge crosses the river.

Chris Johnson

Virginia Budget Agreement Includes Investment in Environmental Programs

Virginia state lawmakers proposed investments in key clean water and conservation programs in a budget agreement with Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled on Saturday, May. 11.

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The noonday sun creates sparkles on the water.

Jessica Srebroski

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Extend Important Bay Restoration Programs

The Senate passed bipartisan conservation legislation last night that includes provisions to extend the life of important Bay restoration programs another five years.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 30

Oyster Gardener Spat Return

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: May 28
Solomons Island Boat Ramp and Pier
Solomons, Maryland
Saturday, June 1

Clean the Bay Day

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8

Oyster Gardening Seminar

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: June 6
Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Saturday, June 8

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland

Ongoing: Volunteers are invited to join us at Clagett Farm in Maryland on Tuesdays to plant, weed, and harvest food for our CSA and the surrounding community. See our calendar to register.

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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