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


Oyster shells in a pile.

Lauren Winther-Hansen

Hampton Restaurant Recycles Record Number of Oyster Shells

Fuller’s Raw Bar in Hampton has recycled approximately 390,000 oyster shells since the beginning of 2019, a record for the CBF's Virginia Oyster Restoration Program.

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Photo of the Chesapeake Bay at sunset with the Bay Bridge in the background.

Debbie DiVecchio

CBF Issues Statement on Motion to Dismiss EPA Lawsuits

The Justice Department, representing EPA, has filed motions to dismiss separate lawsuits filed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and its partners.

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Dr. Lisa Drake

CBF Statement on Virginia Oyster Restoration Progress

Yesterday Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the Commonwealth’s approval of $10 million in bond financing for oyster reef restoration in Virginia waters and praised the completion of oyster reef habitat construction in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.

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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.

Tuesday, December 1

Giving Tuesday

Merrill Family Foundation Match Active—Gifts Worth 2X
Donate to save the Bay for Giving Tuesday and your gift will be DOUBLED
Thursday, December 3

Shenandoah Valley Tree Plantings

December 3, 4, & 5
Staunton, Virginia
Thursday, December 3

Shenandoah Valley Tree Planting Day 1 Registration

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 1
Staunton, Virginia
Friday, December 4

Shenandoah Valley Tree Planting Day 2 Registration

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 1
Staunton, Virginia

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 2018 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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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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