In Our Communities

Engaging Communities for Cleaner Water

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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

  • Fixing the Pipes in Charm City

    July 5, 2018

    One hundred and fourteen years ago, spring was an exciting time in Baltimore.

  • This Week in the Watershed: A Little Spark

    May 18, 2018

    When Robert Dean was planning the first Clean the Bay Day 29 years ago, his greatest worry was getting enough volunteers to leave the comfort of their homes on a Saturday morning to get dirty and tired picking up trash. But he underestimated the love Virginians have for their waterways.

  • Thirty Years of Stewardship

    May 3, 2018

    On a cold night in January 1989, I gathered 12 friends of mine together. Plastic bags, fishing line, cigarette butts, and heaps of other trash were defiling our waterways. And we wanted to do something about it.

  • A Good Tree to Lean On

    May 2, 2018

    As a couple, we have been members of Branch's Baptist Church in Richmond and active in the Spanish-speaking congregation for over a decade.

  • El que a Buen Árbol se Arrima, Buena Sombra le Cobija

    May 2, 2018

    Como pareja, hemos sido miembros de la Iglesia Bautista Branch's en Richmond y activos en el ministerio de habla hispana por más de una década.

  • This Week in the Watershed: 10 Million Keystone Trees

    April 27, 2018

    Pennsylvania's waters might not contain blue crabs, oysters, or other iconic Chesapeake Bay critters, but with more than 50 percent of the Bay's freshwater flows coming from the Susquehanna River, the Keystone State determines the health of the Chesapeake.

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Decades of Success: The 1970s

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Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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