For Immediate Release
About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is a non-profit organization devoted to the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay in the United States. It was founded in 1967 and has headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.
CBF recognizes that saving the Bay is uniquely tied to restoring the native oyster. In support of re-establishing this keystone species, CBF has established three facilities devoted to oyster restoration in
Maryland and Virginia. CBF also offers outdoor education programs that have introduced several generations of school children to the Chesapeake Bay through outposts along the Bay's shores, as well as urban settings like the Baltimore Harbor. Their work aims to restore the Bay with environmental programs such as planting trees and other greenery, along with restoring oyster populations. CBF also lobbies state and local governments on regulations intended to stave off the Bay's decline.
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