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: Support Bay-critical provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill!

    Tell your representatives to pass a Farm Bill that's good for our farms and clean water!

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    Become a Hellbender Defender!

    Tell PA reps to designate the Eastern hellbender PA's official state amphibian!

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    Tell Your PA Reps: Support the Keystone Tree Fund!

    Help plant more trees in Pennsylvania!

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    Urge the EPA: Assert Your Leadership in Bay Restoration

    Ask the EPA to hold the Bay states accountable for the clean water goals they committed to.

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    Photo Credit: © Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Urge Congress to Protect Chesapeake Bay

    Sign our petition today and urge Congress to preserve funding for the Chesapeake Bay!

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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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    Photo Credit: © 2010 Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    Protect Chesapeake Bay Heritage, Fish, and Wildlife

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

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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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    How to Advocate for the Bay in Your District

    Whether you have written a letter to the editor or traveled to Washington, your voices have made...

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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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    Watch Advocacy in Action

    Advocates from across Virginia gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby their representatives.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Save the Bay

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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