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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.

New Golf Tournament Sponsorship levels added!!

Be a Breakfast Sponsor for $400 or a Silent Auction Sponsor for $300. OR be the Live Auctioneer Sponsor for $250 and we will announce your name at the beginning of the auction!!

Email Marisa here to give her your sponsorship info.


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.

Read full article.



Brunch for the Bay

Chesapeake BaySavers receive over $5,000 donation from local tech company, ClearShark.Chesapeake BaySavers receive over $5,000 donation from local tech company, ClearShark.


ClearShark H2O’s fundraising event “Brunch for the Bay” raised thousands of dollars to support non-profit organizations dedicated to restoring the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake BaySavers was thrilled to find out we were chosen as one of the recipients of the money raised, especially at our busiest time of the year- session! We are so grateful for ClearShark H2O’s contribution of $5325.00 in support of our legislative efforts to promote bay-friendly policies and oppose legislation that threatens the health of the Bay and restoration efforts.

Read more about Brunch for the Bay and ClearShark.

Learn more about ClearShark and their work here.

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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