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


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Malcom Brown

Otis Jones Elected Chesapeake Bay Foundation Board Chair

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Board of Trustees last week elected Otis S. Jones as its chair for a three-year term.

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A yellow dawn casts an orange glow over the Patapsco River.

James Bowers

CBF Statement on New Bill to Examine Baltimore Region’s Water and Wastewater Issues

Today, Maryland, Baltimore, and Baltimore County officials announced a new state bill to create a task force to examine wastewater and drinking water issues in the Baltimore region.

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Dusk settles over a serence stand of trees on a wetland in the bay.

Jon McRay

Gov. Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, April 21

Frederick County Earth Day Planting

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 20
Middletown, Maryland
Saturday, April 22

Frederick County Earth Day Planting

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 20
Middletown, Maryland
Saturday, June 10

Bands in the Sand

5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Saturday, October 14

Burgers & Brews

Noon-4:00 p.m.
Clagett Farm
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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.


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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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 advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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