Charles County

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    Mattawoman Creek

    Mattawoman Creek is being threatened by the draft Comprehensive Plan proposed by the Charles County Planning Commission.

  • Regenerative Agriculture

    What is regenerative agriculture? We've heard about growing sustainable food, but what if farmers could go beyond preserving the environment and actually improve it? Regenerative agriculture offers the promise of agricultural practices that reduce pollution and capture carbon.

  • Hopewell, Virginia

  • Living Shorelines

    Living shorelines are a proven natural approach to protecting tidal shorelines from erosion, restoring shorelines, protecting Virginia communities. They also offer many benefits to the environment. Find out more, including how to build yours.

  • Solar Power

    CBF is fully supportive of solar power as an essential part of moving the United States toward a zero-carbon future. We advocate for solar development that follows seven best practices that create positive consequences for the watershed while avoiding negative impacts to high-quality forests, wetlands, and prime farmland.

  • Bringing the Bay Home

    Bring the Bay home by exploring our interactive activities, educational videos, helpful resources, and more.

  • Shellfish Aquaculture

    Shellfish aquaculture is the process of cultivating oysters, clams, mussels, or other shellfish for food. By cultivating the Chesapeake Bay's native oyster, Crassostrea virginica, oyster farmers help recover some of the oyster’s critical functions in the Bay ecosystem and economy.

  • Nature Journaling

    Nature journaling is a way to creatively connect and build a deep, lasting relationship with the natural world.

  • Agricultural Cost-Share Programs

    Farm conservation practices are among the most cost-effective tools for preventing polluted runoff from fouling local streams and the Bay. But putting these projects in place can be costly. State and federal agricultural cost-share programs let more farmers make these important upgrades by providing them with critical financial and technical support.

  • Agricultural Cost-Share in Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania farmers want to help clean up their waterways, but need support. The Agricultural Conservation Assistance Program (ACAP) would provide a true statewide cost-share program to help them apply best-practices.

  • Agricultural Cost-Share in Maryland

    Agricultural cost-share programs provide farmers with funding that defrays the expense of installing conservation practices, many of which can be costly. Agriculture is an integral part of Maryland's history and cultural identity. It also serves as a precious natural filter, soaking up rainfall and farm runoff before it reaches streams and the Bay.

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