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

  • Hampton Roads Rain Gardens Flourish

    September 26, 2018

    Over time, rain gardens fill out and flourish, creating a beautiful spot for the community that also helps the Bay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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