Morley's Wharf on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Photo by Dianne AppelPhoto by Dianne Appel

Candidate Education on the Eastern Shore

The next four years will be pivotal in cleaning up local rivers, creeks and the Bay. How can Eastern Shore counties do their part? CBF is pleased to co-sponsor a new publication called 5 Actions Your Next Local Elected Officials Should take for Clean Water. It's a short, easy-to-read summary of proven, cost-effective measures that candidates for local office should be aware of this election year.

5 ThingsChallenges like polluted runoff, excess fertilizer, and growth management create local problems that need local solutions. Meanwhile on Maryland's Eastern Shore, nearly every seat on county councils and commissions is up for grabs in the general election. Where do candidates who might be our next decision makers stand on the issues that matter most to you? This pocket-sized checklist can help focus conversation around meaningful ways to make our local waterways and the Bay clean and healthy.

Download your copy, and share with your friends, family, and co-workers. Now more than ever, local leaders need to be prepared to deliver clean water solutions. As the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint continues to guide progress, our communities and those elected to represent us must be familiar with strategies that work to finish the job of restoring the Bay. Our children and grandchildren will benefit from good decisions made by county and municipal officials. 

5 Actions Your Next Local Elected Officials Should take for Clean Water is co-sponsored by local and regional conservation groups active on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Join us in working together to educate elected community leaders about things that can be done for clean water when they are in office. 

The Issues Facing Maryland

What role do farms and agricultural production play in the health of our waters?

Chemical Contamination
Toxic chemicals are entering our waters everyday. What can we do about them? 

The Cost of Clean Water
Does it cost more to save the Bay and its rivers or more to let them die?

Menhaden, striped bass, shad, blue crabs, and oysters are critical to the health of our waters.

Land Use
When the watershed's land suffers from pollution and poor management so, too, does our water.

Sewage & Septic Systems
Upgrading wastewater treatment is key to cleaning up the Bay.

Storwater Runoff
Increased development has made stormwater runoff thye fastest growing source of Bay pollution. 

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