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.

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. Our latest community stories are listed below. You can also check our Programs & Initiatives and our calendar for more information about activities in your area.

Stories from Our Communities

  • Be the Change

    October 27, 2022

    For the Islamic Society of Baltimore's Green Team, caring for nature is caring for each other.

  • To the Streams!

    October 17, 2022

    Baltimore City teachers and students are heading into the city's waterways as part of a new initiative that aims to overcome barriers to environmental education.

  • The Untold Story of One of The Most Successful Oystermen in Hampton

    October 13, 2022

    John Mallory Phillips—a successful waterman and businessman in the Hampton, Virginia, area at the turn of the last century—made leaps in the Black community at a time that lacked support or recognition for people of color.

  • Roots in Rocky Soil

    October 11, 2022

    Trees, bees, and goats are all part of Tim Wagner's vision to build a farm and a community in central Pennsylvania.

  • Soil Your Undies for Science

    August 25, 2022

    In Pennsylvania, volunteers buried cotton underwear to explore their soil's health.

  • A Shellabration on Water

    August 10, 2022

    With oyster kayak tours, Hampton-based eco-tourism company Shored Up LLC celebrates the Bay’s favorite bivalve.

  • Talking Soil Health With 4 the Soil

    July 28, 2022

    CBF Watershed Restoration Specialist, Matt Kowalski speaks with Jeff Ishee and Eric Bendfeldt from the '4 the Soil: A Conversation' podcast, about soil health and water quality.

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