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

Forests play a critical role in filtering the water that ends up in our waterways, such as in this stream in Harford County, Maryland.

Photo: David Fine

CBF Statement on Final Maryland Clean Water Blueprint

Maryland is on-track to meet its overall pollution-reduction targets by 2025, due in large part to investments to upgrade sewage treatment plants, which have exceeded goals, and in farm management practices.

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A Chesapeake deadrise off Buckroe Beach in Hampton, Virginia.

Photo: Nichole Leighton

CBF Statement on Final Virginia Clean Water Blueprint

Virginia’s plan is on track to achieve its 2025 goals, provided it accelerates efforts to reduce pollution from agricultural sources and growing urban and suburban areas, while continuing progress in the wastewater sector.

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Veterans, community members, paddlers, and others enjoy being on the water during CBF's annual Veterans on the Susquehanna event.

Photo: BJ Small/CBF Staff

Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us on the Susquehanna for a day of paddling and celebrating our veterans and our river.

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Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers

Join CBF for a fishing tournament that celebrates oyster reef restoration and the habitat it provides for Chesapeake Bay fish species.

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Veterans on the Susquehanna

1:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Shore Anglers' Fall Preview

5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 5
  • Jimmie & Sook's Raw Bar & Grill
  • Cambridge, Maryland

Oysters on Tap Trivia Night

6:00-8:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 4
  • CBF's Phillip Merrill Environmental Center
  • Annapolis, Maryland

VoiCeS Richmond

5:30-8:30 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 6
  • Glen Allen, Virginia

Virginia Rod & Reef Slam

6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 11
  • Lynnhaven and Lafayette Rivers
  • Hampton Roads, Virginia

Baltimore Oysters and Brews: A Reef to Table Event

5:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: September 14
  • Union Craft Brewing Company
  • Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Rod & Reef Slam

6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sherwood, Maryland

Rock the Brock: 9th Annual Clean Water Captains' Retreat

Registration Deadline: September 13
  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center
  • Virginia Beach, 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.

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Latest Stories

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Fifteen student leaders spent five days on a CBF Student Leadership Masterclass this summer exploring how federal policy can influence water quality and shape communities.

Photo: Codi Kozacek

Follow the Filter Feeders

CBF student leaders headed to the nation’s capital to explore the connections between federal policy and water quality.

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