Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay Program Take Action section. Here you can find a bunch of ways to connect with the Chesapeake Bay and all it offers.
In large doses, many popular snow and ice removal methods can be harmful to our local waterways. Read on for some helpful guidelines for removing snow and ice the Bay-friendly way.
For Bay restoration to be a success, we all must do our part. Our everyday actions - from fertilizing our lawns and using water to driving our cars to work and school - have a major impact on the Bay, one that can't be fixed by government and non-profit restoration partners alone. By making simple changes in our lives, each one of us can take part in restoring the Bay and its rivers for future generations to enjoy.
Reduce Polluted RunoffMake sure your home's downspouts drain onto grass or gravel rather than paved driveways or sidewalks.
Conserve WaterPut a sand-filled jug in your toilet tank. You'll save about one half-gallon of water with each flush.
Know Your GrassIdentify the grass growing in your yard so you can care for it properly. For example, cool-season grasses are best fertilized in fall.
Use Native PlantsPlant native flowers, shrubs and trees. They often require less water and can attract birds, butterflies and honeybees.
Stash Your TrashStow and secure used bags, bottles, fishing lines and other trash on your boat so litter doesn't fall into the water.
Prevent Invasive SpeciesThoroughly clean your boat hull and all fishing gear before moving to another body of water.
Reduce Air PollutionUse electric or manual lawn mowers and yard tools instead of gas-powered machines that can pollute our air.
Fish ResponsiblyFollow fishing regulations like size or bag limits to help protect the Bay's fish stocks.
Find a fun and exciting Bay-related event to attend with this list of upcoming events happening across the Chesapeake watershed. Events range from nature workshops for children and families to bird walks to restoration activities like trash clean-ups and invasive plant removals.