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

Forest loss results in degradation of local water quality, as forests soak up pollutants in water runoff and prevent erosion.

Photo: CBF Staff

CBF Statement Urging Anne Arundel County Council to Pass a Strong Forest Conservation Bill

We're urging Anne Arundel County Council members to not accept amendments that would weaken the promising forest conservation bill that’s before them.

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Two volunteers plant an American holly tree at a volunteer event at the Hopewell Community Center. The event was part of ongoing efforts to engage the community in restoring Hopewell's waterways.

Photo: Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

CBF Applauds NFWF Grants to Improve Pennsylvania’s Water Quality

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants totaling more than $3.1 million aim to clean and restore polluted rivers and streams in the Commonwealth.

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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.

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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

Brock Environmental Learning Series: Environmental Advocacy 101: How to Amplify Your Voice

6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration Deadline: December 9
  • CBF's Brock Environmental Center
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

DC on the Half Shell

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

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Latest Stories

Photo of a backhoe clearing a forest for development.

Developers cut down 17,000 acres in the past nine years in Maryland, a trend expected to continue.

Photo: Tom Zolper/CBF Staff

The Forest for the Trees

Forests are one of our most valuable resources in our work towards clean water. But despite their value, forests are disappearing at an alarming rate in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.

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

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