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


Prakash Patel

Bay Discussion Comes at Critical Point for Virginia's Clean Water Blueprint

(VIRGINIA BEACH) – A May 14 discussion with leading Chesapeake Bay science and restoration experts comes as Virginia completes its final update to the Clean Water Blueprint, which creates a roadmap to a restored Bay.

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Photo of smoke billowing from a power plant smokestack, reflected in the river running alongside.


Chesapeake Bay Foundation Opposes Changes to Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

(ANNAPOLIS, MD)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has submitted comments to EPA opposing proposed changes to the analysis underlying the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

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Julia Poust

CBF Statement on Virginia Stream Fencing Proposals

(RICHMOND, VA)—CBF Virginia Executive Director Rebecca Tomazin issued the following statement on livestock stream fencing proposals in the draft update to Virginia’s Clean Water Blueprint

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 23

Invasive Species Removal

9:00 a.m.-Noon
Registration Deadline: November 22
Arlington Park
Hopewell, Virginia
Saturday, December 7

Invasive Species Removal

9:00 a.m.-Noon
Registration Deadline: December 4
Arlington Park
Hopewell, Virginia
Tuesday, December 10

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
Monday, March 9

DC on the Half Shell

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

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.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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