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Fall 2012

Oyster planting at Cooks Point.  Photo by Karl Willey/CBF Staff
Oysters, Trees, Menhaden
From tree plantings to oyster gardening to gearing up for the legislative session, we've got a LOT going on in Maryland this fall. Read on for the latest from Maryland Executive Director Alison Prost. Read our other updates on local efforts in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Shore.
Commercial menhaden fishing. Photo by John Surrick/CBF Staff
Saving Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Sea
We urgently need your help in protecting menhaden, a small but critical fish in the Bay's ecosystem. Overfishing over many decades has left the menhaden population at its lowest level on record! Help us restore this critically important fish for the Bay and the communities it supports.
U.S. Capitol. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.
Vote for the Bay!
Our Federal Affairs Director Doug Siglin brings us up to speed on the status of the farm bill and what it means for the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. He also urges us to remember the Bay when voting in the upcoming election. Read on...
Image of a gavel in front of the Chesapeake Bay
Best Hope for Bay on Trial
The best hope for saving the Bay now lies in the hands of Judge Rambo after Oct. 4's packed hearing concerning the legality of EPA's pollution limits to restore the Chesapeake and its waters. Read on for the full story!
Teachers wave from the back of a boat during a Chesapeake Classrooms outing.
Photos from the Field
This past summer, hundreds of teachers participated in our professional development Chesapeake Classrooms program, where they experienced our waters first-hand and learned methods to incorporate environmental education into classroom learning. Take a peek at our summer highlights photo album on Facebook!
  You're Invited

Reef Ball Breakdown
October 20, 2012
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CBF's Oyster Restoration Center, Shady Side, MD

Congressman Harris Town Hall Meeting
Date: October 29, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location:  Salisbury, MD
Please contact Bess Trout at for more information and to sign up!

Menhaden Public Hearing
Date: October 30, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Easton, MD

Reef Ball Building
Date: November 1, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: CBF's Oyster Restoration Center, Shady Side, MD

Menhaden Public Hearing
Date: November 1, 2012
Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD

Tree Planting
Date: November 3, 2012
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location:  Anne Arundel County, MD

Citizen’s Guide to Saving the Bay Talk
Date: November, 12, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Location: Baltimore, MD

Menhaden Public Comment Period Ends
Date: November, 16, 2012
Time: 5 p.m.

Clean Water Breakfast
Date: November 17, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location:  Easton, MD

For a full listing of upcoming events and restoration projects check our Online Calendar.

Support CBF

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Many governments and private employers allow employees to donate through automatic payroll deduction. Some companies also match donations, doubling their impact!

CBF Education

Principal Dr. Joey JonesEnvironmental Education Honors Congrats to 6th-grade science teacher Sunila Varghese-Saunders and Principal Dr. Joey Jones (seen above), both of whom are CBF Education Program alum and were recently recognized for achievement in environmental education! Read on.

Bay Bytes

Will Baker, CBF President, speaks at the Pleasure House Point ribbon cutting ceremony.Pleasure House Point Celebration!
An Oct. 12 ribbon-cutting event brought together the City of Virginia Beach, the Trust for Public Land (TPL), CBF, government and corporate officials, and community members to celebrate the permanent conservation of Pleasure House Point, a quiet peninsula of beach, marsh, and maritime forest on the Lynnhaven River. Read on for the full story behind this special place and check out our photos from the event.

CloudsSaving the Bay Starts with YOU
As CBF works to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, your support is crucial to our success now more than ever. Learn how.

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Photo credits: (Left, from top) Karl Willey/CBF Staff; John Surrick/CBF Staff; Getty Images; © Garth Lenz/iLCP; courtesy Allyson Ladley Gibson. (Right, from top) iStock; Allyson Ladley Gibson/CBF Staff; Bill Portlock/CBF Staff; Michele Dandrea Lowell. | Give
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