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Geographically, economically, and culturally, the Chesapeake Bay is the center of Maryland life. But pollution from the state's cities, sprawling suburbs, and poultry and dairy farms has severely degraded the Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation opened its first office in Annapolis, Maryland's state capital, in 1967. From Annapolis, at our Philip Merrill Environmental Center—the World's First LEED Platinum Building—we advocate for strong legislation to protect water quality, educate thousands of students and teachers a year about Bay issues, restore oyster reefs and stream buffers, and lobby for resources to help farmers and communities limit polluted run-off and reach water quality standards.

A look at the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session.

Facilities in Maryland

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    Clagett Farm and CSA

    CBF's Clagett Farm embraces farming methods that are truly sustainable both economically and environmentally. The farm raises crops and beef cattle and supports a Community Supported Agriculture...

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    Maryland Oyster Restoration Center

    In support of re-establishing this keystone species, CBF established its Maryland Oyster Restoration Center (ORC) in 2002. The ORC serves as the central location for all of CBF’s oyster restoration...

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    Philip Merrill Environmental Center

    The Philip Merrill Environmental Center houses the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) headquarters, Maryland state office, and an education program. It is also a highly popular event venue. In design,...

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    Arthur Sherwood Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Arthur Sherwood Environmental Education Center let's students explore the waters of Meredith Creek in Annapolis, Maryland.

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    Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center, near Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, gives students the opportunity to explore pine forests, underwater grass beds,...

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