In Our Communities

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Volunteers of all ages plant native grasses along Annapolis' Parkwood neighborhood shoreline.

Tom Zolper/CBF Staff

Engaging Communities for Cleaner Water

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

  • A Place to Grow

    June 9, 2021

    CBF Buy Fresh Buy Local Intern Katie Claggett discovers seeds of change at an urban farm in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Save the Bay News: For Your Health, Restore the Bay

    May 21, 2021

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month, we look at how the health of our communities is inseparable from the health of our environment.

  • 5 Ways Bay Restoration Influences Your Health

    May 19, 2021

    What does water quality have to do with heart disease, stress, and memory? More than you may think!

  • Healthy Fishing Along the Anacostia

    May 5, 2021

    Cultivating healthy anglers and stewards of our waters in the Latino community.

  • The Environment and Public Health: Connecting the Dots

    April 7, 2021

    The health of our communities is inseparable from the health of our environment. As policymakers and communities throughout the watershed face the compounding, urgent challenges of environmental degradation, public health crises, racial injustice, and climate change, solutions like these that offer significant co-benefits cannot be ignored. In caring for the Bay's health, we care for our own.

  • Volunteering for Good

    December 10, 2020

    Norka Ruiz Bravo feeds her interests and the needs of others at CBF’s Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

  • The Fight for Maryland Forests Continues

    September 17, 2020

    Charles County becomes the latest battleground over forest protections.

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