Take Action

From sending a message to your representative to signing a petition standing up for clean water to understanding your Bay Footprint Grade and how you can lessen your impact on the Chesapeake, check out all the ways you can take action for the Bay!

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    Urge Congress to Protect Chesapeake Bay

    Sign our petition today and urge Congress to preserve funding for the Chesapeake Bay—the nation's...

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    Tell MD Legislators: Protect Our Forests!

    We need to update and improve the Forest Conservation Act before it's too late.

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    Urge Your Delegate: Protect Menhaden and Virginia's Economy!

    The future of "the most important fish in the sea" is at stake!

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    Stand with Student Leaders Restoring Our Waters!

    Sign our pledge today to say thank you to students and who are protecting and restoring clean...

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    Stand Up for Science

    Science is under attack. We must fight back. Our legacy of clean water in the Chesapeake, and...

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    Tell Bay Leaders: Thank You for Standing Up for Clean Water and Keep Up the Fight!

    During what may be the most critical time in history for the Chesapeake, leaders from the Bay...

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    Protect Chesapeake Bay Heritage, Fish, and Wildlife

    Urge Congress to protect our Chesapeake Bay hunting and fishing heritage.

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    Pledge to Save the Bay!

    For 50 years we have fought vigilantly for healthy rivers, clean streams, and a saved Chesapeake...

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    Find Your Representative

    Find your elected officials and let them know you care about the Bay and clean water!

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    What's Your Bay Footprint?

    Your lifestyle choices matter in how much nitrogen pollution ends up in the Chesapeake Bay and...

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    Join CBF's Action Network

    Sign up to be the first to know the latest Chesapeake Bay issues and how you can help in the...

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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.

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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.