The Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint

Learn about the Blueprint for protecting and restoring our Bay, rivers, and streams for us and future generations.

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    2019 State of the Blueprint

    A critical piece of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint is tracking state progress toward clean...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © 2010 Krista Schlyer/iLCP

    What Is Killing the Bay?

    There are three major contributors to the poor health of our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake...Read More

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    What is the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint?

    Most experts consider the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint the Chesapeake Bay's best, and perhaps...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © 2015 Jay Fleming

    The Facts About the Clean Water Blueprint

    Some of the nation's most powerful legal and political forces are trying to derail efforts to...Read More

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    Photo Credit: © Dr. Lisa Drake

    The History of Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts

    A history of the effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay and implement the Clean Water Blueprint.Read More

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    Chesapeake Bay Watershed Pollution Limits

    Nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment are three major contributors to the poor health of the...Read More

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    Pollution Limits by State

    Chesapeake Bay watershed states are required to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment...Read More

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    How You Can Help Save the Bay

    It is critically important that citizens get involved to help save the Chesapeake Bay.Read More

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    A Chesapeake Bay Recovery: Half Empty or Half Full?

    Is the health of the Chesapeake Bay getting better or worse? Is the Bay cleanup campaign a...Read More

The Bay Needs You

The 2018 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 helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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