Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.


Virginia to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics in State Government

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today released an executive order requiring the phase-out of single-use plastics by state government agencies, including all state universities and colleges.

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Rob Beach/CBF Staff

Environmental Justice for All Act is a Crucial Step to Empowering Vulnerable Communities

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raul Grijalva and Rep. Donald McEachin have introduced landmark legislation that would strengthen the ability of communities overburdened by multiple sources of harmful pollution to protect and enforce their rights to good health and a clean, safe environment.

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Conowingo Dam

Eliot Malumuth

CBF Statement on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Decision to Relicense Conowingo Dam

Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the relicensing of the Conowingo Hydroelectric Project, effectively ratifying Maryland’s settlement offer with Exelon to enable the utility to continue operating Conowingo Dam. The settlement fails to adequately address water pollution issues associated with the dam’s operations.

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Upcoming Events

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, supporters, and staff are our top priorities, and we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation. For updates on CBF's activities and events, see our blog.

Saturday, April 10

Buffer Planting: Monocacy River Watershed (Friends Creek)

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 9
Frederick County, MD
Saturday, April 10

Baltimore Oyster Care: Downtown Sailing Center

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 9
Downtown Sailing Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Tuesday, April 13

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 12
Friday, April 16

Clagett Volunteer Day

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 15

Where We Work

The Chesapeake Bay's 64,000-square-mile watershed covers parts of six states and is home to more than 18 million people.

CBF has programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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