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

  • Gas Compressor Expansion Threatens Public Health and Water Quality in Petersburg, Virginia

    September 11, 2023

    TC Energy, the company that operates a gas compressor in Petersburg—a small city outside of Richmond, Virginia—is planning to expand its operations. The proposal would increase pollution and possibly endanger the health of a mostly Black community already besieged with pollution from other industries.

  • Our Wisest Pursuit

    September 8, 2023

    At CBF, we’ve seen firsthand the benefits that come with adopting the principles of regenerative agriculture. Now you can join us in celebrating everything regenerative farming offers at our Food & Farm Fest at CBF's Clagett Farm this October.

  • The Beauty of Upcycling

    September 1, 2023

    Amber Whaley is on a mission. “It feels like you’re helping people and the environment,” she says of her passion for upcycling. Whaley's Secondhand Sunshine on Chincoteague Island has quickly become a community go-to for reusing and upcycling a kaleidoscope of items.

  • Save the Bay News: Restoration, Wetlands, and Saving Striped Bass

    June 29, 2023

    Progress toward clean water includes the need for a greater focus on the Bay's 'living resources,' such as blue crabs and striped bass, as well as placing more emphasis on the places and pollution that most affect the Bay's human communities.

  • From Trash to Community Treasure

    June 28, 2023

    Clean the Bay Day volunteers made a difference in Richmond this year with the Capital Region Land Conservancy by removing 147 tires from a future greenway.

  • The Ultimate Watershed Watchdog

    June 26, 2023

    After nearly 20 years at CBF, Vice President for Litigation Jon Mueller is ready for his next big challenge.

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