MASN teams up with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to bolster the natural resources needed to save the Bay.

We believe that the Chesapeake Bay’s restoration has the potential to be the most dramatic example of environmental recovery ever seen. Pollution-reduction efforts are working. Underwater grasses continue to thrive. And dead zones are shrinking. The Bay is improving and becoming more resilient, but the recovery is fragile.

Now it is time to finish the job. The Chesapeake can become a model of environmental improvement—collaborative restoration based on science that can restore watersheds and clean water across the globe—all while enriching the lives of the watershed's 18 million residents.

That's why the Chesapeake Bay Foundation launched the Making History campaign. Focused on restoring two of the Bay's most effective natural filters—trees and oysters—the campaign will improve water quality, engage new advocates, and drive economic benefits across the region. Together with our partners, members, and supporters like you, we can ensure a healthy Bay for us, our children, and grandchildren.

Help make history!

Here are a few ways you can take action today for a cleaner environment tomorrow:

  • • Become a member and work with CBF to protect and restore our waterways.
  • • Volunteer to help plant oysters and trees or clean up rivers and streams.
  • • Contact your elected officials about issues that affect your part of the watershed.
  • • Join CBF's Action Network to be the first to know the latest Chesapeake Bay issues and how you can help in the fight to save the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

Serving as a watchdog, we fight for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Our motto, "Save the Bay," is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake's six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.

With offices in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia and 15 field centers, CBF leads the way in saving the Bay and its rivers and streams through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration.

For more than 50 years, we have created broad understanding of the Bay's poor health, engaged public leaders in making commitments to restore the Chesapeake, and fought successfully to create a new approach to cleanup that features real accountability—the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.