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

Dominion drained the water from this coal ash storage lagoon at its Possum Point Power Station near Quantico, VA.

Photo: Whitney Pipkin, Bay Journal

Oversight at Risk under EPA's Latest Proposed Changes to Coal Ash Storage and Reuse Rule

(WASHINGTON, DC)—As the Environmental Protection Agency considers a second round of changes to federal rules governing the storage and reuse of coal ash, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation submitted written comments raising concerns about how the proposed changes threaten the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the people who live there.

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View of an oyster reef showing the reef both below and above the surface.

The Clearwater Box captures crystal clear underwater photos even in murky waters with zero visibility. This is extremely valuable for monitoring underwater oyster reefs that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Photo: Nick Caloyianis Productions/CBF

Grants to Boost Lynnhaven River Oyster Restoration

Today the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded two grants for oyster restoration in the Lynnhaven River to Lynnhaven River NOW and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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Photo: Kate Cwiek, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

DC on the Half Shell

5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Dock 5 at Union Market
  • Washington, District of Columbia

Join CBF March 9, 2020 as we celebrate the Chesapeake Bay and its beloved oyster.


VoiCeS Eastern Shore

This multi-week program is held on six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning October 15. Registration Deadline: October 14
  • Salisbury University
  • Salisbury, Maryland

VoiCeS Baltimore

This multi-week program is held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m., from October 16 through November 20. Registration Deadline: October 14
  • Parks and People Foundation
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout

4:00-6:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 17
  • Jonas Green State Park
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Spat Handout

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 19
  • CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Oyster Gardening Workshop

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 19
  • CBF's Philip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

Hopewell Woodlawn Park Tree Planting

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 17
  • Woodlawn Park
  • Hopewell, Virginia

Making History: Saving the Bay Through the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

6:30-800 p.m. Registration Deadline: October 14
  • Dorchester Center for the Arts
  • Cambridge, Maryland

Invasive Species Removal

9:00 a.m.-Noon Registration Deadline: November 22
  • Arlington Park
  • Hopewell, Virginia
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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.

Visit our locations to explore our offices, operations, and education centers.


Latest Stories

Students sit on a windy porch at Fox Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.

CBF Student Leaders soak in Fox Island magic and each others' company on a particularly windy day on the Bay.

Photo: Anthony Okonkwo.

Fox Magic

It’s no secret Fox Island is a magical place, suspended between the waters of Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds. The weathered hunting lodge and its surrounding salt marshes and seagrass beds connected tens of thousands of teachers and students to the...

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

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