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Welcome to the Chesapeake BaySavers

Working to Revitalize the Bay...

…One Oyster at a Time

The BaySavers are committed to ensuring the Chesapeake Bay is vibrant and healthy for generations to come.

The Chesapeake BaySavers hope to encourage a diverse population of Maryland residents to become stewards of a healthy Chesapeake Bay. We work with lawmakers, government officials, citizens and advisory scientist groups to develop effective solutions to the multi-faceted problems we face in ensuring the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

BaySavers Newsletter February 2016

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Our work together succeeded in passing the Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016 which will finally put guidelines in place to keep oysters from being harvested into extinction in OUR Bay. We testified on YOUR behalf and you won for the Bay!!

Read about Evan Thalenberg's testimony.

Congratulations Team BaySavers!!

Chesapeake BaySavers Inducted into Hall of Fame

Chesapeake BaySavers Inducted Into Annapolis Business Hall of Fame

Chesapeake BaySavers, an Annapolis-based environmental organization, announced today its induction into the Annapolis Business Hall of Fame. Presented by the Annapolis Award Program, the induction is a result of the Chesapeake BaySaver’s receipt of its second Best of Annapolis Award in the Environmental Conservation category.

Chesapeake BaySavers is committed to restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay through educational, legislative and community outreach efforts.

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Chesapeake BaySavers Golf tournament a BIG SUCCESS

Thanks to all the supporters who are actually doing something to save the Bay by coming out to play. Our great supporters raised enough money to strengthen our voice in the legislature and get more bills passed to protect the Bay and keep it going in the right direction !!

and.. Dave Cutt, the sponsor of the auction, wants to give a special shout out to BaySavers Liz Roberts, for showing the world with hard work and a tremendous amount of heart, coming back is always possible!!! Go Liz!!

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2016 Legislative Session

The BaySavers team is gearing up for the 2016 Legislative Session and we are excited to continue raising our voice for the Bay and its oysters! For more information please see the BaySavers 2016 Legislative Agenda!

Illegal Poaching Stopped

Three years ago the Natural Resources Police of Maryland discovered an illegal poaching net stretched almost the entire width of the Bay containing 24,000 pounds of illegally netted rockfish. When the police investigation stalled, Chesapeake BaySavers stepped up and offered $10,000.00 as a reward for the arrest and conviction of the poachers. It worked, The poachers were caught and convicted and are serving time in Federal Prison.

We are very proud to have been instrumental in helping to effect the arrests of the criminals who conducted the biggest poaching operation in the Chesapeake Bay in the last 25 years. The fish were being illegally caught and transported out of state to New York and Pennsylvania. As part of the sentence, the defendants were ordered to pay $500,000.00 in restitution back to you; the Maryland taxpayers. Poaching is a slap in the face of legitimate watermen and the citizens of Maryland. Chesapeake BaySavers is proud to have been instrumental in this law enforcement success story.

Thank you to Colonel George Johnson, the Superintendent of the Natural Resources Police who came to the tournament to accept a check and thank the BaySavers.

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