Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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 17 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 restoring the Bay and its rivers and streams. Over the last four decades, 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.


CBF Hampton Roads Office
Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Richmond, Virginia Office
Capitol Place
1108 East Main Street
Suite 1600
Richmond, VA 23219-3539
804-780-1392 (phone)
804-648-4011 (fax)

Maryland Eastern Shore Office
102 E. Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
410-543-1999 (phone)

Pennsylvania State Office
1426 North 3rd Street
Suite 220
Harrisburg, PA 17102
phone: 717-234-5550
fax: 717-234-9632

Contact Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Contact Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Rebecca LePrell
Virginia Executive Director
6 Herndon Ave
Philip Merrill Environmental Center
Annapolis, Maryland  21403-4503
Phone: (410) 268-8816
Toll Free: 888-728-3229
Fax: (410) 268-6687


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • DC
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia

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