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

  • Building a Farm, and a Movement

    February 17, 2022

    In his 40 years at CBF’s Clagett Farm, Michael Heller has transformed the way we think about food, farms, and the connection between our lands and waters.

  • Defending Virginia's Citizen Boards

    January 24, 2022

    Virginia's citizen boards play key roles in the state's balanced framework for protecting the environment.

  • Save the Bay News: Are We on Track?

    January 21, 2022

    Our monthly roundup of engaging and educational content for you to enjoy at home. This month we discuss the 2021 State of the Blueprint report and how we can get Bay restoration back on track.

  • Pennsylvania's Steep Road to Clean Water

    January 20, 2022

    Earlier this month, CBF released its 2021 State of the Blueprint report with a large focus on Pennsylvania. Here are the highs, lows, and next steps for the Keystone State.

  • 'Trashion' Fashion Meets the Chesapeake Bay

    December 2, 2021

    Fashion designer and CBF volunteer Sonya Phillips raises awareness for the Bay in an unexpectedly chic way.

  • Trees Help Beat City Heat

    November 8, 2021

    Mira Lloyd Dock Award recipient Kiasha Huling plants trees to cool the 'heat island' effect in Philadelphia.

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