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.

  • Bringing the Bay Home

    This unique time of social distancing and isolation is an unexpected opportunity to connect to the Bay, to your local rivers and streams, and to the creatures that share this remarkable ecosystem with us. Bring the Bay home by exploring our uplifting stories, inspirational videos, helpful teaching resources for those with students at home, 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

    Agriculture is an integral part of Pennsylvania'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. But farmers need help to implement critical conservation practices to clean up the Commonwealth's waters.

  • 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.

  • Ask an Expert

    How does the Chesapeake Bay's amazing natural system work? And how can we restore and protect it? Explore the answers with our CBF experts!

  • Learn Outside, Learn at Home

    CBF presents new interactive and social resources to keep you connected to the Bay and the watershed from your own backyard, porch, or park.

  • Making Waves Webinar Series

    Every day there's something new in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. A connection between critters and habitat that we weren’t aware of, a research paper that changes our thinking, or an innovative technology or practice that shows promise for bringing about a healthier Bay. CBF's Making Waves webinar series brings them directly to you!

  • Water Quality Trading

    Water quality trading can supply cost-effective pollution reductions to meet water quality goals.

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.

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