Saving the Bay through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.
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Oysters filter and clean our waters. From oyster gardening to reef ball building, help us grow and restore these vital Chesapeake critters so important to the health of the Bay.
Click on this video and find out how CBF is fighting every day to Save the Bay™!
Many farmers throughout the watershed are already implementing Best Management Practices that restore our waters and improve farm productivity. Read their stories on our blog!
AgricultureWhat role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?
Air PollutionThe close link between the health of our air and the health of our waters.
Chemical ContaminationToxic chemicals are entering our waters everyday. What can we do about them?
Climate ChangeHow warmer waters and temps experienced across the globe are impacting us on a local level.
The Cost of Clean WaterDoes it cost more to save the Bay and its rivers or more to let them die?
Dead ZonesAreas of the Bay that have too little oxygen to support a healthy ecosystem are sadly a common problem. Why?
FisheriesMenhaden, striped bass, shad, blue crabs, and oysters are critical to the health of our waters. Learn how.
Habitat LossRebuilding healthy and resilient habitat for all Bay critters is key to saving the Bay. Learn how.
Land UseWhen the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management so too does the water. Learn how.
Natural Gas DrillingSafeguarding our waters from natural gas drilling contamination is imperative. Learn why.
Sewage & Septic SystemsUpgrading wastewater treatment is key to cleaning up the Bay. Learn more.
Stormwater RunoffHow increased development has made stormwater runoff the fastest growing source of Bay pollution.
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