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.
Cold weather doesn’t have to keep you from exploring nature in the Bay region. Winter bird watching is a great way to learn more about local wildlife and contribute to citizen science.
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.
Plant Trees and ShrubsPlant more trees and shrubs in your yard to reduce erosion, capture runoff and provide habitat for wildlife.
Use Toxic-Free Personal ProductsUse eco-friendly lotions, cosmetics and perfumes to keep toxic chemicals from washing off of our bodies and into our waterways.
Reduce Polluted RunoffApply no more than the recommended amount of deicer to melt ice on your steps or driveway.
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.
Pick Up Pet WastePick up after your pet. Pet waste contains nutrients and bacteria that can wash into local waterways if left on the ground.
Reduce WasteInstead of single-use products, use reusable cloth items like canvas grocery bags, cloth napkins or cloth diapers.
Reduce EmissionsCarpool to work or school to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.
Clean Your Boat ProperlyUse extreme caution when painting and cleaning your boat to avoid polluting the 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.
07/11/2015 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - Lighthouse lovers are welcome aboard a private charter vessel for a day-long adventure! Participants will enjoy the Southern route - visit Point No Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Point Lighthouses - before stopping for lunch on Smith Island. After taking
07/11/2015 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - Come and experience all things shark, from 20-million-year-old shark's teeth to giant jaws to Shark Fact Stations, activities, films, and more. See Rocknoceros performing original rock music for children. One of the museum's most popular events. Sponsored
07/11/2015 Nathan of Dorchester (Cambridge,Maryland) - Enjoy a 2-Hour Sail on a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack on the beautiful Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf, Cambridge. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. On most 2-hour sails we demonstrate oyster dredging. For
07/11/2015 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Free sky observing begins at sunset at the Virginia Living Museum. Enjoy free NASA games, activities and crafts all about dwarf planet Pluto and the New Horizons space mission which will fly by the little world on July 14 (5-8:30 p.m.). At 5:30 in the pla
07/12/2015 Nathan of Dorchester (Cambridge,Maryland) - Enjoy a 1-Hour Sail on a traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjack on the beautiful Choptank River. Depart from Long Wharf, Cambridge. Each sail is unique depending on wind, weather, captain and crew. For credit card Reservations visit our website www.skipj