How We Save the Bay

We work tirelessly at the local, state, and federal level to restore the waters we love through our education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration programs.

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    CBF Staff

    With Advocacy

    CBF and its more than 275,000 members are the most effective voice that exists for protecting the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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    Tom Zolper/CBF Staff

    In Our Communities

    From public meetings and adult education classes to numerous hands-on volunteer activities, CBF engages residents and teaches them ways to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries.

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    Margaret Sentman

    Through Restoration

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is restoring native oysters, planting underwater grasses, and planting trees to restore the Bay's natural filters.

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    Loren Barnett/CBF Staff

    With Schools

    CBF's award-winning environmental education program has been one of the cornerstones of our effort to reverse the Bay's decline.

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    Nikki Davis

    In the Courtroom

    CBF uses litigation not only to protect and enforce the current environmental laws, but to also bring about environmentally friendly change within our legal system.

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    Programs & Initiatives

    Our state programs and projects around the watershed working toward clean, healthy waters and a saved Bay.

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    Neil Ever Osborne/iLCP

    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

    Learn about the Blueprint for protecting and restoring our Bay, rivers, and streams for us and future generations.

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Volunteer

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 helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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