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.
This Japanese art of fish printing was developed over 100 years ago as a way for fisherman to record the size and species of their catch.
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.
Prevent Fuel SpillsPrevent fuel spills by using a funnel and not "topping off" when you fill your boat's fuel tank.
Reduce Sediment PollutionTry to avoid using your boat in very shallow waters, where it can stir up sediment, harm sensitive habitats and put your propeller and hull at risk for damage.
Fish ResponsiblyFollow fishing regulations like size or bag limits to help protect the Bay's fish stocks.
Compost Kitchen ScrapsInstead of throwing kitchen scraps down the garbage disposal, compost them to create a rich soil for potted and in-ground plants.
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.
Reduce wasteWhen buying school supplies, look for items made out of recycled materials. For example, buy notebooks and pencils made from 100% post-consumer content.
Reduce ErosionPlanting groundcover on sparsely vegetated areas of your lawn discourages erosion and sediment runoff.
Recycle Scrap TiresMost states ban tires from being disposed of at landfills, but you can take scrap tires to shops or retailers that will reuse, recycle or retread them.
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.