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Causes: Animals, Education, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

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)

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Karen421

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have lived near and played in and on the Chesapeake all my life. Already, in those 60+ years, I have seen a dramatic decrease in the quality of the Bay as well as the Patuxent, Susquehanna and Chester Rivers. In order to learn more about the history of the area surrounding the Bay as well as what can be done to improve it, I have joined CBEC and become a LIFE volunteer there. I also am a board member of KIBCU, Kent Island Beach Clean Ups, which holds frequent clean ups at Terrapin Beach, Matapeake Landing, and for a second year, I will be heading up a cleanup team for the Ocean Conservancy in September. As a Leadership Society Member of MPT, I was invited to attend two panel discussions regarding the state of the Bay, the Conowingo Dam and the sediment problem resulting from it. So, it just makes sense that I also belong to and support the CBF in your efforts.

Review from Guidestar

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group does a fantastic job in many ways: 1) fighting in courts to uphold our clean water act / bay blueprint for clean water. unbelievable that people are fighting in court to be able to pollute 2) oyster restoration, unbelievably important to rebalance the filtration system on the bay 3) education - getting kids (and adults too) on board with the science and economics of a healthy Bay

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1 Elisabeth F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We need to save our natural resources for the survival of the animals and plants who depend on them, as well as human-kind. Without these resources, we are all on the road to extinction. Our destruction of our environment is going to be felt by all. The sooner all of us step up and stop this senseless disregard for our environment, the better.

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1 Kim_122

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a child I was given the opportunity to enjoy summers boating, swimming, fishing and sailing on the Bay with my grandparents and family. What a wonderful place to be! Now as an adult I feel it is my responsibility to help protect this wonderful resource and to make it better for future generations. Living in PA. in a watershed of the CB, I've followed and participated in programs provided by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and have seen how they are trying to save this national treasure. I know it is a hard task with so much urban sprawl and agricultural road blocks, but the more people are educated the better the Bay will be and our future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have spent many years (over 15) benefiting from the immense resource known as the Chesapeake Bay. It is a universe of life that is vital to the continuing well being of all forms of life in the area. Protecting the bay, and helping to insure that it regains full health is a major interest of mine and I encourage all citizens (visitors and residents) to play a role in saving the Chesapeake Bay. In helping to save the bay you extend and enrich your own life. You can do this most effectively and efficiently by affiliating with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. DO It today. Here is a blog article I have written about saving the bay > http://tinyurl.com/3fza7sm

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am A life long user of the Chesapeake Bay, Back Bay and the Intercoastal Waterway. I am 63 and was raised on a farm in Va. Beach on the Intercastal and have watched all three bodies of water slowly get worst and worst. Now after seeing what the CBF is doing,it's time for me to help. I know that the Chesapeake Bay needs help but so does Back Bay. So if laws are passed to help with the cleanup, then they will also apply to all bodies of water in all States. So Please, NEVER GIVE UP.
Thanks Jeremiah (Jerry) Moulton

Review from Guidestar