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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.

Monitoring the Quality of Water in Annapolis' Spa Creek!

A few weeks ago, the Chesapeake BaySavers began monitoring the quality of water at different locations along Spa Creek. We are doing this in order to find the problem areas along the creek and how we can fix them. We are partnering with different locals in the area to get this done in order to achieve our overall goal to restore the Chesapeake Bay!

Click here to learn more

THANK YOU to all who participated in our 4th Annual Golf Tournament

Evan-Fam250This years golf tournament was the best one yet and it's all thanks to YOU! Raising almost $100,000 through sponsors, donors, live auction, raffle auction, 50/50 and players we will be able to continue our efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay - our home!

We want to thank Doug Cutter on the bagpipes and Orlando Phillips on the steel drums for setting the atmosphere for our wonderful event. We hope that you all mark your calendars for next years tournament which will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017!

Please click here for more information on our 4th annual golf tournament, list of sponsors and pictures from the event.

We Did It Together!!!

Together we accomplished GREAT Things! Our work together succeeded in not only passing the bill for the Sustainable Oyster Harvest Act of 2016, it is now an official LAW! This has put guidelines in place to keep oysters from being harvested into extinction in our Chesapeake Bay. We testified on YOUR behalf and you won!

Read about Evan Thalenberg's testimony.

Read Legislative Report

2016 Legislative Session

Please see the BaySavers 2016 Legislative Accomplishments

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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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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