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.
Each year, between 22 and 55 tons of electronics enter the waste stream. Most end up in an incinerator or a landfill, but you can help keep our air, land and water clean by recycling your mobile phone, personal computer and other electronic devices.
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.
Fish ResponsiblyPractice proper catch-and-release fishing techniques to avoid harming and killing the Bay's fish.
Reuse school suppliesBefore buying new school supplies, take a look at what you already have. Reuse notebooks, folders and other supplies that are still in good condition from previous years.
Prevent Fuel SpillsPrevent fuel spills by using a funnel and not "topping off" when you fill your boat's fuel tank.
Foster environmental literacyLook for ways to incorporate the environment into book reports or class book discussions. Eco-Fiction has a list of young adult books with environmental themes.
Clean Your Boat ProperlyUse extreme caution when painting and cleaning your boat to avoid polluting the water.
Fix Leaky FaucetsFix leaky toilets and faucets. A dripping faucet can waste 20 gallons of water per day.
Share ResourcesLiving in an urban or metropolitan region can make it easy to avoid owning a car. Instead, utilize ride-sharing services, carpooling or public transit. By not driving, you can reduce your average carbon footprint.
Conserve WaterWater your lawn and garden in the early morning or early evening to reduce evaporation and save water.
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.