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


A bald eagle sits in the middle of a marsh with brown and gold grasses, looking off in the distance.

Debra Brown

CBF Supports Biden White House Proposal to Restore Environmental Review Rules

CBF today submitted comments supporting the Biden administration’s proposal to restore important protections to the rules for reviewing the environmental impacts of federal projects. CBF filed joint comments with the Choose Clean Water Coalition, the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed, and the Healing Our Waters—Great Lakes Coalition.

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Brown cattle grazing in a field with green grass and trees.

Sudan Smith

CBF Cheers House Passage of $27 Billion for USDA Conservation Programs

CBF hailed today’s 220-213 vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $1.7 trillion budget package that would devote $27 billion to conservation programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A rainbow of wooden blocks stacked on top of each other with a white banner across the middle of the image and front cover of a report that both read Green2.0 2021 NGO and Foundation Transparency Report Card.

CBF Issues Statement on Green 2.0 Report Card

Today, Green 2.0 released new diversity and inclusion data from environmental NGOs and foundations. Green 2.0 is a nonprofit organization working to increase racial and ethnic diversity among environmental organizations.

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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, November 30

Giving Tuesday

Board of Trustees Match Active—Gifts Worth 2X
Donate to save the Bay for Giving Tuesday and your gift will be DOUBLED
Saturday, December 4

Baltimore Oyster Care: Lighthouse Point

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: December 2
Lighthouse Point - Oasis Marina
Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday, December 4

Upper James Watershed Buffer Planting

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Deadline: December 1
Lexington, Virginia
Wednesday, December 8

2022 Virgina General Assembly Preview

6:30-8:00 PM
Registration Deadline: December 8

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.


Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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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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