In Our Communities

Engaging Communities for Cleaner Water

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From public meetings and adult education classes to numerous hands-on volunteer activities, CBF engages residents and teaches them ways to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries.

From public meetings and adult education classes to numerous hands-on volunteer activities, CBF engages residents and teaches them ways to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries. But it doesn't stop there. CBF is also an active partner in local restoration efforts spearheaded by community organizations throughout the watershed.

CBF is also active in agricultural communities, helping scores of farmers find funding and implement conservation practices that have dramatically reduced pollution running off their land.

See the section navigation for projects we're working on and ways to get involved. You can also check our Programs & Initiatives and our calendar for more information about activities in your area.

Stories from Our Communities

  • 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.

  • Healthy Living and Family Legacy Under Threat in Union Hill

    July 3, 2019

    Richard Walker's ancestral homestead is the historically black community of Union Hill, VA, where his family still lives. But Union Hill's "healthy living" is being threatened by a compressor station that burns natural gas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • CSAs for the Bay

    March 6, 2019

    In the Chesapeake region, small scale farming that emphasizes best management practices is vital in supporting the health of the Bay and its waterways.

  • Clean Water Voices in the Old Dominion

    February 13, 2019

    Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.

  • Runoff Fees Support Solutions to Local Pollution, Flooding

    January 30, 2019

    On behalf of the conservation community, I extend my sincerest apologies. Collectively we have failed you, the public, on communicating what science has shown us: that our stormwater infrastructure is failing and it's polluting the water we drink, fish and recreate in.

  • Top Five Facebook Posts of 2018

    December 27, 2018

    Did any of these posts show up on your Facebook feed?

  • This Week in the Watershed: The Coldest Ever

    November 30, 2018

    Many of us are still regaining feeling in our toes and ears.

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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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