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  • One Amazing Week and the Next 50 Years

    July 21, 2017

    "Education is the best long-term investment in the Chesapeake Bay." After gathering student leaders from across the watershed for a week of hands-on Bay education, these words by CBF President Will Baker ring true.

  • Gardeners Restore Reefs, Too

    May 25, 2017

    On a breezy spring day, Claire Neubert hauled a wire cage full of oysters onto her dock on Elizabeth Lake at the top of the Hampton River. This miniature oyster reef was full of life. Barnacles sprouted from shells. Little fish squirmed among the oysters. Tiny crabs crawled into the crevices.

  • Growing Oysters in the Inner Harbor Is a Success

    May 23, 2017

    (BALTIMORE, MD)—A surging number of business representatives, students and other volunteers have successfully raised thousands of oysters in the Inner Harbor as part of the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership.

  • Oyster Reports Show Restoration Efforts Are Working, but Much Work Remains

    April 13, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Allison Colden, Maryland Fisheries Scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the release today of reports outlining the progress made by Maryland and Virginia in recent years to increase significant acreage of oyster reefs.

  • Precaution Prevails; Oysters Won't Be Harvested from Sanctuary Reefs without Complete Science

    April 6, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today on HB 924 becoming law.

  • Leave Chesapeake Bay Oyster Sanctuaries Alone

    March 21, 2017

    In the current hostile political climate, we can't seem to agree on any government policy. But that's exactly what happened in Maryland this past month. A poll found about 90 percent of Maryland voters, across party lines, want the state to protect oyster sanctuaries.

  • Poll: MD Voters Overwhelmingly Support Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 24, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—An overwhelming majority of Maryland voters across party lines support maintaining existing Chesapeake Bay oyster sanctuaries, according to a poll by a bipartisan research team commissioned by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).

  • Marylanders Agree: Hands off Our Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 24, 2017

    With more than six million residents, Maryland is a melting pot of diverse citizens, with different political leanings, religious beliefs, and racial backgrounds.

  • Proposal Would Allow Harvest on Nearly 1,000 Acres of Best Oyster Sanctuaries

    February 14, 2017

    (ANNAPOLIS, MD)—Alison Prost, Maryland Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement today following the release of a draft plan to change the way oysters are managed in Maryland.

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