From July 10 through July 14, 2017, 72 self-selected student leaders from throughout the watershed explored their environment, communities, and connection to clean water as part of CBF's 50 Forward Student Leadership Program. Five different groups hiked, fished, boated, seined, and paddled in some of the most beautiful and inspiring natural areas in the Chesapeake watershed. They met with Bay leaders, conservation and restoration experts, scientists, watermen, farmers, elected officials, and a multitude of other specialists to learn more about the management practices that affect water quality in the Bay and in its rivers and streams.
On Saturday, July 15, the five groups of student leaders converged on CBF's headquarters in Annapolis to share what they learned, to discover how they can make a difference, and to commit to protecting the environment in their home communities and speaking out on behalf of their generation and generations to come.
13 Jul 2017 Facebook Live 00:03:51
We're live here at CBF's oyster restoration center in Shady Side, MD with students participating in our #50Forward program
13 Jul 2017 Facebook Live 00:07:25
We're trawling on the Potomac River for #50Forward