Action Center

Our collective voice is the most powerful tool there is to save the Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF has active advocates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia who have taken 699,098 actions for clean water. Join us in our fight for clean water!

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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 fight to save the Bay and its rivers and streams.

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    Take Action

    Send a message to your representative, sign a petition, and raise your voice for clean water!

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    Sue Mangan

    Become A Chesapeake Steward

    The Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards, or VoiCeS, program engages local volunteers and their communities and fosters a deeper understanding of the Bay watershed and the efforts to restore it.

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    Mike Morgan

    Voices for Clean Water

    Stories of advocates throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed raising their voice for clean water.

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    Krista Schyler/iLCP

    Tools & Resources

    Everything you need to raise your voice for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

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What decisionmakers are saying about your voices' impact…

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Legislators appreciate hearing from constituents. We might not always agree with your position on an issue, but we will listen and hopefully in some cases can find common ground on which to build consensus. We value your input and perspective.

– Delegate Tony Wilt (VA-26)

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It's important to make your voices known to your elected officials. Building relationships with them and stressing YOUR INTEREST in the benefits of clean water can BE HELPFUL when they face tough decisions ON RELATED ISSUES.

– Senator Emmett Hanger (VA-24) [emphasis his]

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I want to hear from my constituents because they know best what is happening in their neighborhoods, and that helps me make well-informed policy decisions.

– Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo, (MD-15)

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Elected leaders want to hear from you! That is why we ran for office. Citizen advocacy is an essential part of making good policy at all levels of government. By taking the time to understand how the process works and developing relationships with your legislators, you have the power to turn your passion into action.

– Delegate David Bulova, (VA-37)

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It is an honor serving in Annapolis, and hearing from constituents is very important because I'm only in Annapolis to work for them and represent their interests.

– Delegate Carl Anderton, Jr., (MD-38B)

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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