Check our calendar for restoration events, special lectures, festivals, and more. And be sure to check out our signature events below, including Clean the Bay Day, Bands in the Sand, and Bay Discovery Trips.

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    Nikki Davis


    Find upcoming restoration events, Clagett Farm volunteer schedules, special lectures and webinars, and more.

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    Mike Busada

    Hold Your Event at CBF's Philip Merrill Center

    CBF's Merrill Center provides a magical waterfront setting for your next meeting, wedding, or special event.

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    DC on the Half Shell

    Join CBF in the spring of 2024 for a unique experience featuring local Chesapeake Bay waterman and their oysters.

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    Top row from left: Parks Rountrey, Billy Garrett, Elizabeth Wilson Middle row from left: Glenn Woodell, Sue C Mangan Bottom row from left: Parks Rountrey, Edward Episcopo, Dale Hall

    Save the Bay Photo Contest

    Amateur and professional photographers, CBF's annual photo contest opens in March. Photographers and non-photographers alike can join us in April to vote for Viewers' Choice.

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    Clean the Bay Day

    Join us in Virginia on the first Saturday in June for this annual community cleanup event.

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    LJ Urie

    Bands in the Sand

    Join us in Annapolis each June for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with great friends, amazing live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled food.

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    Patricia McGuire

    Bay Discovery Trips

    Join us out on the water and experience our beautiful Bay and its tributaries first hand.

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    Ray Hoffman

    Food & Farm Fest

    Join us in October in Maryland on CBF's Clagett Farm for pasture-raised meats, fresh veggies, craft beer, music, and family fun. (Previously Burgers & Brews)

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    CBF Webinars

    Our webinars bring exciting Chesapeake Bay topics with directly to you, with discussions led by CBF experts and special guests.

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The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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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 advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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