CBF's Online Giving Catalog

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Support What's Important to You

CBF's Online Giving Catalog is a great way to give a gift with meaning to friends and family for holidays and other special occasions.

Give a gift of baby oysters or native trees that will help filter our waterways or support CBF's award-winning environmental education program by helping students and teachers learn out on the water. Choose from our many symbolic gifts that protect the Bay and its waters. Your donation to CBF is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

  • Photo of person tipping a basket of oysters over the side of a boat into the water.

    Oyster gardeners tip baskets of grown oysters onto a local oyster reef.

    David Johnson

    $25—Grow 2,500 Native Oysters

    Oysters feed on the algae that robs our waters of oxygen and make them uninhabitable for fish, crabs, and other Bay critters.

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  • Photo of people planting rows of plants along a riverbank.

    Buffers of trees and bushes alongside waterways provide critical drainage and filtering for stormwater, keeping pollutants from entering rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay.

    Deb Torguson Pollio

    $25—Plant Five Native Trees

    Trees are crucial to the overall health of the watershed—they slow down polluted ruonoff and soil erosion, and they absorb the nutrients that are the main cause of pollutants to the Bay.

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  • Photo of two rows of concrete reef balls

    Reef balls, made by volunteers at CBF's Oyster Restoration Centers, provide a surface on which oysters can grow and habitat for fish and crabs.

    Erika Nortemann Photography

    $50—Build a Reef Ball

    Reef balls solve some key challenges to oyster restoration by providing a hard surface on which to grow and protection from poaching on sanctuary reefs.

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  • Photo of two female students holding a hellbender salamander

    During CBF's Expedition Susquehanna, two students find a hellbender salamander in a Pennsylvania stream.

    CBF Staff

    $70—Send a Student on a CBF Field Experience

    Students return from our award-winning education programs with a stronger appreciation of the environment and better grasp of the concepts learned in the classroom.

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  • Photo of a CBF volunteer speaking with a woman and her children at CBF's festival booth.

    CBF's presence at fairs and festivals helps us educate the community about efforts to Save the Bay and how they can get involved.

    Kenny Fletcher/CBF Staff

    $100—Spread the Word at a Fair or Festival

    CBF shares the Save the Bay™ message at 100 public functions annually, ranging from local fairs to national events.

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  • Photo of three students and teacher holding a plastic bag holding fish and underwater grasses.

    Students and teachers get up close and personal with the Bay and its rivers during CBF field experiences.

    Tiffany Granberg/CBF Staff

    $140—Outdoor Education Kit

    Experience is the best teacher. This Outdoor Education Kit provides students and teachers with essential items for a successful learning experience.

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  • Oysters peek above the water during low tide on a Virginia reef.

    Robert Diller

    $500—Create an Oyster Habitat

    Gift an entirely new habitat of 25,000 oysters and five reef balls.

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  • Photo of three people examining a pH test of a water sample.

    CBF educates, inspires, and empowers more than 30,000 students, teachers, and adults every year with hands-on environmental education throught the Bay watershed.

    CBF Staff

    $1,800—Teacher Education

    Educators in our five-day professional development courses learn how to inspire students with outdoor teaching experiences that are aligned with their school system's standards.

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Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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