Stream Cleanup Project

Grab some friends and pick a day. Join others in keeping trash out of our streams.


Stop polluted runoff. Rain rushes down from roofs and across roads, taking oil, dirt, fertilizer, and other waste into rivers and the Bay.

~ Photo © Krista Schlyer/iLCP

Save water. Use captured rain water to water gardens and lawns.

~ Photo by CBF Staff

Educate others. Show others how easy barrels are to install and explain how they reduce pollution.

~ Photo by CBF Staff

Download the Handbook

Our Stream Cleanup Handbook (0.7 MB) will help you:

  • Pick roles and divide tasks
  • Plan a timeline
  • Make the cleanup fun and educational
  • Track attendees and trash

Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

Share Your Story


Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.