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Jul
14
2011

20+ Chesapeake Bay-related Twitter accounts you should follow

These days, it’s easy to stay up to date on the topics that are most important to you. Twitter is a great tool to keep track of news and other happenings on any subject you care about.

For those of you who are not familiar with Twitter, do not be alarmed – it’s not as scary as it seems! Twitter allows anyone – people, groups, news organizations, non-profits and more – to post information and links in 140 characters or less. When you “follow” someone else’s Twitter account, their posts will show up in your “feed” in real-time.

For example, the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Twitter account (@chesbayprogram) looks like this:

Chesapeake Bay Program Twitter feed

There are lots of people and organizations using Twitter to provide information about the Chesapeake Bay. Here are our suggestions for Bay-related Twitter accounts to follow!

Chesapeake Bay-related organizations

1. @chesapeakebay: The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Twitter account.

2. @baytrust: The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s Twitter account.

3. @choosecleanh2o: More than 160 organizations working to clean rivers and streams flowing to the Chesapeake Bay, covering Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.

4. @AllianceForBay: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay engages others to develop collaborative solutions to improve, preserve, and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its resources. (added 7/27)

5. @ChesapeakeNet: Chesapeake Network works to connect & talk with people about the Chesapeake Bay and how to protect it. (added 7/27)

6. @AccessDNR: Your guide to everything Natural Resources in Maryland, including the Chesapeake Bay.

7. @eyesonthebay: Maryland Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bays water quality information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. (added 7/26)

8. @GreenMaryland: The state of Maryland’s Smart, Green & Growing Twitter account.

9. @SmithsonianEnv: Home of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Chesapeake. Proudly sharing all the green news coming out of the Smithsonian.

10. @NWFMidAtlantic: The National Wildlife Federation's Chesapeake Mid-Atlantic Regional Center, bringing NWF's mission to life in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Reporters and news outlets

11. @BaltSunGreen: Chesapeake Bay and Maryland environment news from Baltimore Sun staff.

12. @pwoodreporter: Environment and Chesapeake Bay reporter for the Annapolis Capital in Maryland.

13. @DPDeadrise: Twitter account for Cory Nealon, environment and Chesapeake Bay reporter for the Newport News Daily Press in Virginia.

Local rivers and watershed organizations

14. @PotomacRiver: Stopping pollution and restoring clean water in the Potomac River, Shenandoah River and their tributaries through community engagement and enforcement.

15/16. @anacostiaws/@bcbolin: The Anacostia Watershed Society was organized in 1989 to clean the water, recover the shores, and honor the heritage of the Anacostia River.

17. @JRAvirginia: Showing you how to enjoy and protect the James River, a natural treasure linking more than one-third of Virginians to the Chesapeake Bay.

18. @ctrumb: Twitter account for Chris Trumbauer, the West/Rhode Riverkeeper.

19. @GreenVACapitol: A project to green Virginia’s state Capitol and reduce polluted runoff to the James River and the Chesapeake Bay.

20. @CacaponInst: From the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay, the Cacapon Institute protects rivers and watersheds using science and education.

21.  @BlueWaterBmore: Blue Water Baltimore uses community-based restoration, education, and advocacy to achieve clean water in Baltimore’s rivers, streams, and harbor. (added 7/26)

22. @AnacostiaRrkper: The mission of Anacostia Riverkeeper is to protect and restore the Anacostia River for all who, live, work, and play in its watershed. (added 7/26)

Gardening and native plants

23. @Growsomegood: Encouraging D.C., Baltimore, Richmond and Hampton Roads residents to plant more plants to reduce stormwater runoff and improve the Chesapeake Bay’s health.

24. @rolandpknative: Dedicated to promoting the use of native plants in Baltimore landscapes.

25. @dclawngarden: Tweets from an award-winning environmental writer and photographer about environmentally friendly landscaping in the Washington, D.C., region.

Did we forget anyone important? Let us know in the comments below, or send us a tweet at @chesbayprogram!

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About Alicia Pimental - Alicia is the Chesapeake Bay Program's online communications manager. She manages the Bay Program's web content and social media channels. Alicia discovered her love for nature and the environment while growing up along Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. When she's not at work, Alicia enjoys cooking, traveling, photography and playing with her chocolate lab, Tess.


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