10 Steps You Can Take for the Bay Today

Want to help Save the Bay but aren't sure where to start? Here are 10 simple things that will lead to cleaner water in rivers, streams and the Bay.

You can take action today.

  1. Use a rain barrel.
  2. Pick up litter.
  3. Scoop the (dog) poop.
  4. Use less plastic.
  5. Read a book about the environment.
  6. Plant a vegetable garden.
  7. Transform your lawn with native plants.
  8. Compost food scraps.
  9. Contact government leaders.
  10. Buy local produce.

See more ideas of what you can do in your daily life to stand up for the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

The Bay Needs You

The 2020 State of the Bay Report makes it clear that the Bay needs our support now more than ever. Your donation helps the Chesapeake Bay Foundation maintain our momentum toward a restored Bay, rivers, and streams for today and generations to come.

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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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