Reef Balls—Oysters' Underwater Cities

Reef balls are effective and safe artificial homes for oysters. They solve some key challenges to oyster restoration: the lack of hard surfaces on which oysters can grow and the ease of poaching oyster reefs.

Find out more about reef ball building and other oyster volunteer events in Maryland and Virginia.

The Bay Needs You

The 2020 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 helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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