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


Phragmites, driftwood, riprap, beach area with a river in the background.

Craig Caldwell

CBF Appeals Talbot Court Decision Upholding MDE’s Trappe Wastewater Discharge Permit

Following the Talbot County Circuit Court’s dismissal of CBF's challenge to MDE's wastewater treatment permit for the Lakeside at Trappe development, CBF today filed an appeal to the Appellate Court of Maryland.

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Muddy rain water runs off a road and into a storm drain.

Krista Schlyer

MDE to Take Comments On Industrial Stormwater Permit

Between now and Nov. 14, Maryland residents have an opportunity to provide comments to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) concerning a permit that governs how more than 1,400 industrial facilities manage pollution from stormwater runoff.

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Edward Episcopo

CBF Taps Restoration Expertise to Advise White House on Valuing Nature’s Benefits

CBF urged the White House not to limit the guidance it is drafting on valuing the benefits of healthy ecosystems just to regulatory decisions in comments CBF recently submitted to the Office of Management and Budget.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 3

Bay Discovery Cruise

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 1
CBF's Brock Environmental Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Tuesday, October 3

Defending Virginia’s Wetlands

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 2
Virtual Event - Zoom
Wednesday, October 4

VoiCeS Baltimore

Registration Deadline: October 3
This online adult education course runs for six weeks, on Wednesday evenings from October 4 to November 8, 2023.
Wednesday, October 4

VoiCeS Southern Maryland

Registration Deadline: October 3
This adult education course runs for multiple weeks from October 4 to November 18, 2023.

Ongoing: Volunteers are invited to join us at Clagett Farm in Maryland on Tuesdays and Fridays to plant, weed, and harvest food for our CSA and the surrounding community. See our calendar to register.

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