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Photo of a great blue heron in marshy water.

Great blue heron at the water's edge.

Photo: Stephanie Schuh/Schuh Box Photography

CBF Issues Statement on Increased Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program

Instead of decreasing funding for the Chesapeake Bay Program by 90 percent, as the Trump Administration proposed, the House increased funding from $73 million to $85 million.

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Hand holding an oyster on the half shell.

Thanks to cleaner water, oyster farming is coming back to Virginia Beach's Lynnhaven River.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

CBF Statement on Signing of Virginia Aquaculture Bills

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills that will help support Virginia's oyster and clam aquaculture industry and others who use Virginia's tidal waters.

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A CBF staffer passes an oyster gardening growing kit to a new oyster gardener.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

Oyster Gardening in Virginia

June through August

Join CBF's ranks of oyster gardeners this summer. Workshops run through August 3. Current gardeners--check the Roundups schedule for dates and times to return your adult oysters.

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Chesapeake Book Club

6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Talbot County Free Library, Easton Branch
  • Easton, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: June 26
  • Hampton, Virginia

Clean Water Concert Series

6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • XPD's
  • Easton, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 8
  • Smithfield, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

9:00-11:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: July 12
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 22
  • Newport News, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

9:00-11:00 a.m. Registration Deadline: July 26
  • Lancaster, Virginia

Oyster Gardening Seminar & Roundup

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: July 29
  • Colonial Beach, Virginia
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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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Dozens of dead fish float on the water's surface.

Dead zones and algal blooms, which rob our waters of oxygen, often result in devastating "fish kills" like this.

Photo: Dave Harp

What's the Deal with the Dead Zone?

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones in decades in the Bay this summer. But what does...

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Photo of the Week

Photos of the Month: May

Spring has officially sprung across the Chesapeake Bay watershed, check out some of our favorite photos from May!

Bob Diller

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