Maryland Office, Annapolis
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 2019 Maryland General Assembly session.
Facilities in Maryland
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... Read More
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... Read More
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,... Read More
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. Read More
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,... Read More
Skipjack Stanley Norman
CBF's skipjack Stanley Norman is a part of Bay history and an excellent platform for students of all ages to learn about oysters, the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, and Bay-related issues of... Read More