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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    With Advocacy

    CBF and its supporters are the most effective voice that exists for protecting the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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    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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    Robert Diller

    Through Restoration

    CBF performs hands-on restoration work with community partners across the watershed to reduce pollution at its source and rebuild the Bay's natural filters. These efforts not only improve water quality in the Bay and its rivers and streams, they also protect shorelines, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, cool cities, and increase our resilience to climate change.

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    Andrew Overton

    With Schools

    For almost 50 years, 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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    Mike Leonard

    In the Courtroom

    CBF's Litigation Department uses carefully chosen legal action as another tool for advancing the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers, lakes, and streams.

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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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    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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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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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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