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


The sun sets over water with waves crashing on rocks in the foreground.

Tammy Moore

Virginia Releases Coastal Resilience Master Plan

Today Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released Virginia’s Coastal Resilience Master Plan, which aims to protect communities vulnerable to flooding and provides a roadmap for adapting to climate change.

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Muddy rain water runs off a road and into a storm drain.

Krista Schlyer

BWB and CBF Take Action Against Short-Sighted Stormwater Permits

Blue Water Baltimore, partnering with CBF, today filed a petition for judicial review of to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permits recently issued for Baltimore City and County.

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Water overflows from a storm drain.

James River Association

Clean Water Advocates File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Decades of Violations by Henrico Sewage System

Three environmental organizations filed a federal lawsuit today to halt decades of water pollution violations by Henrico County’s sewage treatment plant and sewage collection system, including the release of more than 66 million gallons of raw sewage into the James River in the last five years alone.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Wednesday, December 8

2022 Virgina General Assembly Preview

6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: December 8
Monday, March 14

DC on the Half Shell

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

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


The Bay Needs You

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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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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