PLANTED 40,770,999 juvenile oysters on sanctuary reefs
throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
ORGANIZED and assisted 603 volunteers who grew
about 570,000 oysters for planting in Maryland’s Patapsco,
Severn, South, Patuxent, and Tred Avon Rivers and Virginia’s
Lynnhaven, Lafayette, Hampton, and Elizabeth Rivers.
RECYCLED 3,100 bushels of oyster shells for baby
oyster habitat and will plant the shells in both states to
DEVELOPED a cooperative oyster-setting program in Anne
Arundel County, Maryland, to help watermen plant juvenile
oysters on their leases in the South River.
PLANTED 48,577 trees across the Chesapeake
watershed, including on farms and in urban areas like
RESTORED 67.7 acres of wetlands, critical areas that help
filter water and provide habitat for wildlife. Also added 28.82
miles of stream buffers, areas where trees, grasses, and other
plants soak up pollution before it reaches local waterways.
PROMOTED Environmental Impact Bonds as an
innovative financing method for nature-based solutions to
ORGANIZED an estimated 6,000 Clean the Bay Day
volunteers to remove approximately 100,000 pounds of
litter and debris at 250 sites along 450 miles of shoreline
CBF’s Virginia Staff Scientist Joe
Wood and Virginia Grassroots Coordinator
Blair Blanchette place protective tubes around recently planted
saplings, which will help prevent polluted runoff from entering
the local waterway. KENN Y FLE TCHER/CBF S TAFF
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2017 CBF has had an extraordinary year! Learn more at cbf.org/yearinreview2017.