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.
Most of us can’t stop driving altogether. But there are lots of ways we can send less pollution into our air and water – and save a few extra gallons at the same time.
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.
Turn Off the FaucetTurn off the faucet while you shave, brush your teeth and wash dishes. Save water and the Bay.
Use Chemical-Free Cleaning ProductsUse chemical-free cleaning products to keep chemicals out of our waterways. Plain soap and water can rid surfaces of bacteria and are safer for our water supply.
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.
Install a Rain BarrelInstall a rain barrel underneath your home's downspout to capture rainwater from your roof. You can use this water to keep your garden green.
Keep Sewage On BoardKeep sewage on board your boat in a portable toilet or holding tank. Dispose of it only at an approved pump-out facility.
Don’t Use Fertilizer as a DeicerNever use lawn fertilizer as a deicer. It contains nutrients that can run off your property and pollute local waterways.
Recycle Used Motor OilProperly dispose of used motor oil and antifreeze. Many gas stations and landfills have oil recycling programs.
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.
12/06/2013 Warrior's Rest Sanctuary (Port Republic,Maryland) - Join in on ACLT's prep day and Wreath-making workshop on Friday, December 6th from 10am - 3pm at Warrior's Rest Sanctuary in Port Republic, MD. Pay $25.00 to make at least 2 wreaths (one of which you can take home with you on Friday) OR donate all your ha
12/06/2013 Historic St. Mary's City (St. Mary's City,Maryland) - December 6,7,8,13,14,15 State House Historic St. Mary's City. Feasting by firelight, beautiful music, and fun with friends! 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 3 p.m. on Sundays. Fee. Reservations accepted beginning October 8 - 240-895-4991 or eve
12/07/2013 Warrior's Rest Sanctuary (Port Republic,Maryland) - Purchase fresh cut evergreens for holiday decorations, drink hot cider and take a hayride to the beach from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Greens Sale benefits Warrior's Rest Sanctuary.
12/07/2013 Historic St. Mary's City (St. Mary's City,Maryland) - Celebrate the season with the first Marylanders. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, a walking tour of holiday traditions, and games. Admission. For information, call 240-895-4990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/08/2013 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - The Holiday season is here; are you ready?! Come on out and make that special someone a gift to remember. All ages are welcome! Call to make your reservations today!