Thank you to the 400+ guests who joined us in celebration of William C. Baker as the 2022 Conservationist of the Year. Together we raised more than $600,000 toward our mission while enjoying 4,900 freshly shucked oysters! The passion and generosity of our guests, virtually and in-person, are inspiring and make all of us at CBF proud to join them in saying, "Save the Bay!"
Thank you to those who already donated toward Northrop Grumman's generous $50,000 match challenge. We are almost halfway to that goal, and it's not too late to help us reach it!
The Chesapeake Bay oyster was the star of the show, and with this event, its future looks brighter. Support of DC on the Half Shell helps power some of the largest oyster restoration projects in the world. CBF and our partners are set to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay by 2025, and with you by our side, we will finish the job.
Today we stand at a crossroads for Bay restoration. Finishing the work of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 and leaving a restored Bay to our children and grandchildren is possible. But it is not certain. Under Hilary Falk's leadership, CBF is ready to finish what we started. Together we will save the Chesapeake Bay, improving the health, well-being, and overall quality of life for the nearly 20 million people who live in the watershed.