Federal Affairs Office


U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

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In the nation's capital the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Federal Affairs Office works with members of Congress, Administration officials, the D.C. Mayor and Council, and partners to ensure strong federal and local support for Chesapeake Bay restoration. Since 1983, the federal government has been a partner in the voluntary Chesapeake Bay Agreement.

Today, members of Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency play key roles in ensuring that the Chesapeake Bay receives sufficient funding to support the restoration efforts and to ensure that the six Bay watershed states and Washington, DC are meeting their pollution reduction goals.

The Federal Affairs Office works to educate lawmakers and officials about the importance of saving the Bay, raising the organization's profile with national media, and working with partners and grassroots individuals to engage policymakers.

The Bay Needs You

The State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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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 advocating for a clean Bay, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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