July 16, 2021
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) welcomed the House Appropriations Committee’s approval today, 33-24 of a fiscal year 2022 budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would explicitly dedicate funds next year to on-going large-scale oyster restoration work in Maryland and Virginia.
December 11, 2020
Professional “Oyster Ninja” Gardner Douglas helps buoy the oyster industry from his home base in District Heights, Maryland.
December 3, 2020
The industry has been hit hard by restaurant closures, but new technology and direct-to-consumer sales are providing hope.
November 24, 2020
Fuller’s Raw Bar in Hampton has recycled approximately 390,000 oyster shells since the beginning of 2019, a record for the CBF's Virginia Oyster Restoration Program.
November 20, 2020
Yesterday Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam celebrated the Commonwealth’s approval of $10 million in bond financing for oyster reef restoration in Virginia waters and praised the completion of oyster reef habitat construction in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River.
October 20, 2020
CBF is opposing proposed changes to Maryland’s public shellfish fishery areas that would limit the ability to expand oyster farming and restoration activities in the future.
October 1, 2020
Following Governor Hogan’s lead, we’re calling on Bay region residents to buy Bay seafood and help local economies for National Seafood Month.
August 19, 2020
Despite being pushed from their land, the Nansemond people preserved their identity and are helping to bring back the Bay's keystone species.
July 14, 2020
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation applauded proposed funding increases for Bay watershed education and oyster restoration and research in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fiscal year 2021 budget.
June 25, 2020
After a nearly three-month pause, oyster restoration is back in both Virginia and Maryland.
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