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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    Take Action for Virginia's Clean Water Blueprint!

    Virginia's strong plan for clean water needs your support.

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    Urge Governor Hogan: Pass the Oyster Fishery Management Plan!

    We need a new way to manage Maryland's oysters!

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    Thank Your PA Leaders for Supporting Hellbenders!

    The Eastern hellbender is now Pennsylvania's official state amphibian!

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    Take Action: Urge Congress to Fight Back Against Another Assault

    The Bay is threatened again by the Trump Administration's proposed budget.

    Sign Now
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    Pennsylvanians: Support Trees in the Keystone State!

    Urge your representatives to support the Keystone Tree Initiative!

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    Defend a Critical Maryland Forest!

    Stop the clearcutting of more than 200 acres of high-value Maryland forest!

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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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    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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    Find Your Representative

    Find your elected officials and let them know you care about the Bay and clean water!

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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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    Watch Advocacy in Action

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

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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 helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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