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


Edward Episcopo

CBF Taps Restoration Expertise to Advise White House on Valuing Nature’s Benefits

CBF urged the White House not to limit the guidance it is drafting on valuing the benefits of healthy ecosystems just to regulatory decisions in comments CBF recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.

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

Krista Schlyer

MDE to Take Comments On Industrial Stormwater Permit

Between now and Nov. 14, Maryland residents have an opportunity to provide comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) concerning a permit that governs how more than 1,400 industrial facilities manage pollution from stormwater runoff.

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Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Striped Bass Face Growing Challenges From Climate Change

Striped bass face growing challenges from habitat loss, low oxygen levels, and climate change as they struggle to recover from a significant decline on the East Coast.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 21

Oyster Gardening Spat Pickup

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 19
Londontowne Community Boat Ramp
Edgewater, Maryland
Saturday, September 23

Baltimore Oyster Garden Installation

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 21
Downtown Sailing Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Tuesday, October 3

Defending Virginia’s Wetlands

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 2
Virtual Event - Zoom
Tuesday, October 3

Bay Discovery Cruise

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 1
CBF's Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ongoing: Volunteers are invited to join us at Clagett Farm in Maryland on Tuesdays and Fridays 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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The 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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