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


Nikki Davis

CBF Statement on Climate Solutions Now Act and the End of Maryland’s 2021 General Assembly Session

The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates were unable to reach an agreement over the two different versions of the Climate Solutions Now Act that each chamber had passed earlier this session. However, some of the legislation’s components were added to other bills that were approved.

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Karen Krieger

Maryland Environmental Groups File Notice of Potential Lawsuit Against Valley Proteins for Pollution Violations

Maryland environmental groups sent a notice of intent to bring a lawsuit against Valley Proteins for violating its wastewater permit. The goal of this action is to bring Valley Proteins into compliance and protect water quality, the environment, and public health.

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Virginia to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics in State Government

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today released an executive order requiring the phase-out of single-use plastics by state government agencies, including all state universities and colleges.

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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, April 20

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 19
Friday, April 23

Shell Shaking

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 22
CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center
Shady Side, Maryland
Friday, April 23

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 22
Saturday, April 24

Hopewell Conservation Garden Planting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 23
Hopewell, 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 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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