Investing for Economic Vitality
Happy 50th, Chesapeake Bay Foundation! CBF has been a driving
force behind the creation and implementation of the Chesapeake
Clean Water Blueprint for the restoration of the Bay—our national
treasure and the region’s vital economic engine.
The six Bay states, the District of Columbia, and the federal
government have all been working hard together—in partnership—to protect and restore
the health of the Bay, its 50 major rivers, and countless streams. And while much progress
has been made, a great deal of work remains to fully restore the health and economic
vitality of the Bay for the 18 million people who call this region home—including the
34,000 local jobs that rely on the seafood this magnificent resource provides.
So let’s make this anniversary a time to celebrate and reflect on our past successes and to
recommit ourselves not just to the full restoration of Chesapeake Bay, but to continued
federal, state, and local investment in clean air, water, and land, as well as a stable climate.
Enriching Our Communities
Clean water is our focus, and our efforts
are improving lives. Our vision is a vibrant
economy for farmers and watermen, safe
places for our residents and visitors
to recreate, and a healthy
environment for all who call
the Bay region home.
Marine Corps Veteran Jon
PHOTO B Y JOHN PAVONCELLO