Check our calendar for restoration events, special lectures, festivals, and more. And be sure to check out our signature events like Clean the Bay Day and Bands in the Sand.

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    Find upcoming restoration events, special lectures, festivals, and more.

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    Mike Busada

    Hold Your Event at CBF's Philip Merrill Center

    CBF's Merrill Center provides a magical waterfront setting for your next meeting or special event.

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    Bands in the Sand

    Join us in June for a fun-filled evening on the water's edge with great friends, amazing live music, cool drinks, and mouth-watering grilled food at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's annual Bands in the Sand event.

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    Bay Discovery Trips

    From canoe trips to sailing on our historic skipjack, join us out on the water!

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    Burgers & Brews for the Bay

    Join us October 21, 2018 for pasture-raised meats, fresh veggies, craft beer, music, and family fun.

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    Kevin DuBois

    Clean the Bay Day

    Each year, on the first Saturday of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to remove harmful litter and debris. 29 years strong, Clean the Bay Day is a true Virginian tradition and an annual opportunity for families, military installations, businesses, clubs, civic or church groups to give back to local waterways.

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    Daniel Swartz

    DC on the Half Shell

    Join CBF on February 25, 2019 for a unique experience featuring local Chesapeake Bay waterman and their oysters

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    Rod & Reef Slam

    Join us for a unique fishing tournament that celebrates the diverse fish populations of the Bay's oyster reefs.

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    Save the Bay Family Day

    Enjoy a family-fun day at the Brock Environmental Center with educational experiences, local bites, live music, and more!

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    Gilpin Brown

    Save the Bay Photo Contest

    CBF's annual photo contest runs from March 11-April 5, 2019. It is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

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    Veterans on the Susquehanna

    Join CBF and Heroes on the Water for a day of paddling, fishing, and celebrating our veterans and our beautiful Susquehanna River.

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

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