Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Rating: 4.81 stars   26 reviews

Address:

6 Herndon Ave Annapolis MD 21403 USA

Mission:

Since 1967, CBF has been the voice of those who care about restoring the United States' largest estuary. Our motto “Save the Bay” has defined that mission to the more than 17 million people who live in the six-state Chesapeake Bay Watershed. CBF is the largest and only independent, Bay-wide organization that exists solely to restore and protect the vitality of the Bay.

Target demographics:

Residents of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York who live within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Geographic areas served:

Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, and New York

Programs:

Education cbf provided over 30,000 students and teachers with field-based, hands-on education programs at 14 centers in va, md, pa, and dc; trained almost 400 teachers through 27 professional development immersion courses; engaged 49 principals in environmental leadership courses; and taught leadership skills to a select group of 80 students who were interested in taking action on behalf of the bay. See schedule o for continuation (page 54)

environmental protection and restoration (epr) cbf's top program priorities in fy2014 were supporting and implementing the 2010 federal/state/local plan to reduce water pollution in the chesapeake bay and its tributaries by 2025, and defeating efforts to weaken or stop the plan. Cbf restoration programs planted 18 million oyster spat on restoration reefs and 930 acres of stream-side trees. See schedule o for continuation (page 54)

communicationscbf explained the 2010 federal/state plan and defended it from opposition attacks in the press, in digital media, and through the development and distribution of reports and other collateral materials. See schedule o for continuation (page 55)

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Reviews for Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

My dad took us crabbing on the Chesapeake Bay when we were growing up. He had a small boat and a trot line. We would get so excited seeing a crab on the line and had great fun netting them and putting them in the boat! They sure were quick as they scooted around the boat! Dad would measure them to see if they were "keepers" and put them in a basket. Mom boiled them when we got home and we would eat them on the back porch picnic table which was covered with newspaper. Great times! Dad is gone now and as a memorial to him I became a member. The automatic withdrawal from my account each month makes me think of Dad and the great times on the Bay.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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the CBF has been a big part of my life since I discovered it about 5 years ago. It is an incredible program with nothing but members and volunteers who care deeply about the Bay and the organisms that call it home. Without this organization, the Bay would be in much worse shape than it already is, and we need to make a joined effort to save our Bay, because it is vital for so many important reasons. Together, with the CBF, we can stop the downhill direction of the Bay's health, and we will make it a better, clean, healthy home for its organisms and plants. Save the Bay!!!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I enjoyed working with the professionals in the Norfolk Office. I assisted growing oysters and planting underwater grasses in the Lynnhaven. I worked with them at various time during the mid 90's through about 2003.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2003

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I,ve been a member of CBF since 2009.I grew up in Hampton Virginia ,swimming at Buckroe Beach,I would hate to see the bay polluted and have swimming banned and all the wildlife destroyed.I want to help keep the bay clean and keep everything in balance.CBF is a great organization to be involved with.Keep up the good work!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Hello CBF, Our first time CBF float at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Manassas, VA was a success! We thank Adam Wickline for supplying the banners and hand-out materials. Our float team put together a float that CBF can be proud of and successfully launched it during the parade route. The float was built on a pickup truck; the float portrays a row boat floating on a body of water and Kermit the Frog (my 18 year old son) fishing with a diversity of marine life swimming in the water depths beneath the boat. Thousands of parade attendees observed the CBF banner being displayed above the float. On the ground, my 12 year old son and I (me also in a Kermit the Frog mask) handed out all the great CBF material to the moms, dads and children saying "Hi Kermit!" My wife drove the float in her happy St. Paddy's Day costume. A good time was had by all. I've attached a bunch of photos of the CBF float taken on the parade route by my 18 year old son's friend. Enjoy the photos! Thank you again! All the best, Tim and CBF float team

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with CBF for over 8 years. I have found that there are many ways to get involved and feel like you are helping the cause. During the 8 years, I have worked in the office, planted trees, worked at fairs and festivals, attended events to support our cause and tried to get elected officials interested, made phone calls and emails to my elected officials, researched, written and maintained scientific data for use in publication, and organized others to commit to maintaining local fish ladders.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have become more informed about the Chesapeake Bay and the watershed. I have a new interest in my surroundings, I have met many dedicated professionals and volunteers that share my beliefs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see more scientists involved as there were 8 years ago, but with this economy I know that is hard right now.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife,Darlene, & I enrollrd in the classes not knowing what could be done but knowing something should & had to be done. The wide aspects of CBF's functions opened many ways to "give back".Both of us are retired and have the time to man the booths and work @ VIMS. Through these activities we have met many dedicted CBF people that made what we do worthwhile.Also meeting the public, as reps for CBF, and telling them about our challenges is rewording. Most people are receptive and ask about our training. We are proud to be part of CBF & thanks for the training & a chance to display what we learned.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting the public & watching & enjoying the reaction we they find out what needs to be done & what has been done. Also the CBF people amaze me when they show a real concern for the Bay................it is not a job, it is a true love for what they do

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make things such as the VOICES training more widely known.Knowledge makes people aware of what HAS to be done

 
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