With 17 million people living in the Chesapeake watershed, public participation is a vital piece of the restoration effort. The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team’s charge is to promote individual stewardship, support environmental education for all ages, and assist citizens, communities and local governments in undertaking initiatives to achieve restoration and conservation in the Chesapeake region. By engaging these key audiences the team hopes to reconnect the public with nature and foster a shared ownership of the Chesapeake’s diverse resources. This approach will build public support of restoration efforts and increase citizen engagement and active stewardship.
The Fostering Chesapeake Stewardship Goal Implementation Team (GIT 5) is pursuing the Chesapeake Bay Executive Order (EO) 13508 goals and objectives to: