Chesapeake Bay Foundation 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD21403 Saving the bay is the driving force behind everything at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Through education, advocation,…More litigation and restoration, the CBF strives to improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The ultimate goal is "clear water, free of impacts from toxic contaminants, and with healthy oxygen levels." The energy-efficient Philip Merrill Environmental Center was completed in 2001 and serves as the headquarters for the CBF, in a secluded setting on the edge of the Bay Ridge community. The waterfront location, with its private beach, makes the building a popular site for social events and weddings.