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.
Stories from Our Communities
August 19, 2019
CBF summer intern Carrie Klein took a trip to Clagett Farm and learned how contagious it really is.
July 29, 2019
Every year since 2009, the kayak guides have paddled Onancock Creek with a group of about 20 local volunteers to clean up trash in the waterway and surrounding marshes.
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.
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.
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.
February 13, 2019
Good things happen when voices join together for the Bay.
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.