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Maryland Oyster Gardeners: Workshops and Pickups Scheduled

New oyster gardener workshops and returning gardener spat pickups are scheduled through mid-October. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia Oyster Gardeners: Seminars and Roundups Scheduled

New oyster gardener seminars and returning gardener roundups are scheduled throughout July, August, and September. Check the Schedule for the one nearest you

Virginia VoiCeS Program
Registration Open

Va. Eastern Shore: Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) training program starts September 25 in Melfa. Registration deadline is September 23. Find out more.

Charlottesville registration coming soon!

Race for the Bay and CBF!

On November 9, 2014, the Across the Bay 10k will take runners across the most majestic course—the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point.

WE HAVE BIBS! We have a limited number of charity bibs available! Details here.

Runners: Create your individual or team fundraising pages today!

Runners and Supporters: Get your race t-shirts now!

Find out more  at cbf.org/bay10k

There's lots more going on! See our complete online calendar.

Susquehanna River Hickory shad spawning.    Photo copyright Jay Fleming/iLCPPress Statement

September 22, 2014

PA House Passes Major Setback for Clean Water

(HARRISBURG, PA)—Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania Director for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passage of HB1565.  

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Press Release

September 18, 2014

First Lady, Partners Renew Environmental Literacy Program in Virginia Beach

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)—The partners in a model environmental education project providing hands-on Chesapeake Bay instruction to Virginia Beach students and teachers announced today they are renewing the innovative program for another three years.

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Press Release

September 2014

Clean Water Counts!  in PA Counties: CBF Applauds Commissioners for Adopting Clean Water Resolution

(HARRISBURG, PA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) applauds the Westmoreland, York, and Wyoming County Commissioners for adopting a Clean Water Counts resolution, calling on state officials to make clean water a top priority for the Keystone State.

Berks CountY Release | Westmoreland Release | Wyoming Release | York Release 

 

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CBF In the News

September 21, 2014

Wetlands to Preserve Wildlife and Protect Waterways from Nutrient Pollution

(Carroll County Times)— Gail Wagner, of Pleasant Valley, said her two sons wanted to participate in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Create a Wetland Project for two very different reasons. Tristan 11, can earn up to six hours of community service by helping, but 8-year old Josh just wanted to pitch in. Read More

 

CBF In the News

September 19, 2014

Bay Trust Grants to Transform City Neighborhoods

(Bay Journal)—Seven vacant parcels around Baltimore City will be transformed into community gardens, parks and urban farms, thanks to $300,000 from the Chesapeake Bay Trust...Winners included a community peace park in Druid Heights, a fruit garden near North Avenue, and public art in the Hollins Market area near the B & O Museum. Organizations with environmental experience, such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Civic Works, partnered with churches and community groups to put together the projects. Read More

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Latest from the Clagett Farm blog
September 17, 2014

This Week's Share: Pumpkins, Greens and Eggplant

This week's photo is from the farm staff, who snapped this photo of the squash harvest. Send us your own photos of what you see at the farm or what you're cooking with your weekly share, or post them to Instagram with hashtag #ClagettFarm. We'll feature them here! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS...

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Upcoming Events

CBF Supper Club (VA Hampton Roads)
Wed, 24 Sep 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Skipjack Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Thu, 25 Sep 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Volunteer Cleanup (MD Eastern Shore)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Skipjack Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

4th Annual Virginia Oyster/Wine/Beer Tasting
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Manor Township Tree Planting (PA)
Sat, 04 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wetland Planting Anne Arundel County
Sat, 04 Oct 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Baltimore Oyster Gardening Workshop (MD)
Sun, 05 Oct 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Spat Pickup (Returning Gardeners)
Mon, 06 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VoiCeS Course Autumn 2014 (VA)
Tue, 07 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Workshop & Spat Pickup
Wed, 08 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kayak Trip on Bear Creek (MD)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Workshop & Spat Pickup (Eastern Shore)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Skipjack Bay Discovery Trip (MD)
Sat, 11 Oct 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MD Oyster Gardening Spat Pickup (Returning Gardeners)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

VoiCeS Course Autumn 2014 (VA)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Where We Work

CBF has operations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Click on the map pins below to learn more about our offices, operations, and education centers.

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