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.
Learn more about CBF's legislative priorities for Maryland's General Assembly session.
Facilities in Maryland
CBF's Clagett Farm embraces regenerative farming methods that are truly sustainable both economically and environmentally. The farm raises crops, beef cattle, and sheep and supports a Community...Read More
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
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Arthur Sherwood Environmental Education Center let's students explore the waters of Meredith Creek in Annapolis, Maryland.Read More
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