Voices for Clean Water

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

  • Testifying on Behalf of Clean Water

    January 12, 2021

    CBF Student Leader Connor Ransom reflects on his experience giving public testimony on an environmental amendment in Maryland.

  • CBF Student Leaders Ask Congress to Save the Bay

    January 11, 2021

    As the 117th Congress is sworn in, a group of students has come together to share their thoughts on what the federal government needs to do to save the Bay.

  • Little Fish, Big Success

    December 15, 2020

    Virginia fisheries advocate John Bello was part of a team that advocated for the scientific management of the Bay’s important menhaden.

  • Living Room Lobbyist

    December 7, 2020

    CBF Clean Water Captain Mike Taylor took advantage of technology to share testimony with EPA from his home in Virginia Beach.

  • Bringing Clean Water to All in Baltimore

    October 22, 2020

    Trees and civic engagement are two things we need to ensure clean water for all, according to CBF Student Leader Kaitlyn Leitherer.

  • A Model for Environmental Success: Taking Bay Restoration Efforts International

    June 18, 2020

    Can Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts serve as a model for other countries? Megan Cariaso thinks so.

  • Bringing the Planet to a Safe Place

    April 29, 2020

    Student leader Kallan Benson is tackling climate change and working to create positive change for the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Old Dominion Clean Water Memories

    October 22, 2019

    This fall, 34 Virginia Clean Water Captains gathered together at CBF's Brock Environmental Center for a weekend of discussion, learning, and preparation for year filled with advocacy.

  • Is It Really Worth It?

    September 11, 2019

    The Trump administration's move toward drilling in the Atlantic threatens our way of life.

  • Fighting for Oysters

    September 6, 2019

    On a blustery and snowy March day at Maryland’s General Assembly, about a dozen hearty oyster advocates to support two bills designed to help increase the oyster population in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

  • Speaking the Bay's Language

    July 11, 2019

    The waters of the Chesapeake Bay are the balm that soothes Dr. Lorelly Solano's hectic days. To help protect it, she’s sharing her passion for the environment with a new generation of immigrants and Spanish-speaking citizens on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

  • The Year of the Students

    April 25, 2019

    Students all across the watershed have played an active role advocating for our environment in state legislative sessions this year

  • Caring Vet is a Hero Among 'Heroes'

    April 17, 2019

    Retired Navy Senior Chief and Chef Adam Gagne relishes the chance to share his passion for kayak fishing with veterans and first responders.

  • One Prolific Voice for Clean Water

    March 12, 2019

    CBF's Hampton Roads Grassroots Manager Tanner Council describes Hampton resident Claire Neubert as one of the most prolific volunteers CBF has ever worked with.

  • An Oyster Champion in Virginia

    February 27, 2019

    One student is on a quest to officially recognize the importance of oysters in Virginia.

  • Clean Water Voices in the Old Dominion

    February 13, 2019

    Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.

  • Waterway Solutions in the Old Dominion

    January 17, 2019

    I have high hopes the Virginia General Assembly will protect our waterways.

  • Stewardship Event Emphasizes the Value of Conservation Practices and Partnerships

    December 19, 2018

    Visitors on hay wagons rode through rolling hills of corn, cover crops, and contour strips under a blazing sun in Juniata County, to get a closer look and to learn about conservation efforts through farmers' eyes.

  • Students Determined to Continue Efforts to Recognize Hellbenders

    December 11, 2018

    Despite stalling out in the Pennsylvania House, these students aren't giving up on saving and recognizing Eastern hellbenders.

  • A Call to Action for Hellbenders and Trees

    September 11, 2018

    There's no denying that I have a greater interest in the happenings in the Pennsylvania State House than my fellow 17 year-olds. But as a member of Pennsylvania's Student Leadership Council, I understand the value of clean water to the Commonwealth and recognize the influence the halls of government in Harrisburg have on our rivers and streams.

  • Fixing the Pipes in Charm City

    July 5, 2018

    One hundred and fourteen years ago, spring was an exciting time in Baltimore.

  • Parachutes for the Planet: Aiming for a Livable Future

    May 17, 2018

    We have to be the promise for the planet.

  • In the Path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    May 8, 2018

    Water is life, and clean, abundant water is our right.

  • Democracy in Action

    April 18, 2018

    When the new federal funding bill was signed into law a couple weeks ago, it wasn't an accident that it fully supported EPA's Chesapeake Bay Program—a critical piece of Chesapeake restoration.

  • Virginia Advocates Storm Capitol Hill

    March 7, 2018

    Last week, over 20 outstanding volunteers from across the Commonwealth of Virginia ditched their waders and headed to Washington, D.C. to meet with their representatives and discuss all the great projects the Chesapeake Bay Program supports in their districts.

  • Fighting for the Future of Our Forests

    February 16, 2018

    Growing up in Maryland, the forests and woods in our communities have always been a place of fresh air, sanctuary, and play.

  • Fast and Furious in Harrisburg, Annapolis, and Richmond

    February 9, 2018

    At the dawn of every new year, shortly after the ball drops and the confetti is swept away, our Bay saving efforts kick into another gear. With the new year comes the start of legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia, and its continuation in Pennsylvania.

  • Tell Your Legislators You Support Efforts to Clean up Water, Bay

    March 14, 2017

    The Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics we are seeing progress.

  • Speaking up for Clean Water

    February 15, 2017

    Just eleven years after Captain John Smith led the original exploration of the Chesapeake Bay, the Western Hemisphere's oldest legislative body was founded when Virginia's House of Burgesses met in 1619.

  • Five Important Advocacy Actions You Can Do Right Now

    February 14, 2017

    The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is working. By all metrics, we are seeing progress. Citizens, businesses, and governments are rolling up their sleeves to reduce pollution. And it is working.

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