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. There are many ways to keep walkways safe while also helping to reduce pollution.
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.
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.
Save FuelTake advantage of your car's cruise control! This feature helps maintain a constant speed, which can reduce fuel consumption.
Use Reusable ProductsInstead of single-use products, use reusable cloth items like canvas grocery bags, cloth napkins or cloth diapers.
Reduce Air PollutionUse electric or manual lawn mowers and yard tools instead of gas-powered machines that can pollute our air.
Keep Fertilizer Off Hard SurfacesKeep lawn fertilizer off hard surfaces like walkways and driveways, where it can easily wash into storm drains.
Compost Kitchen ScrapsInstead of throwing kitchen scraps down the garbage disposal, compost them to create a rich soil for potted and in-ground plants.
Observe Wake LawsFollowing speed limits and no-wake laws helps avoid churning up sediment, harming underwater grasses and eroding nearby shorelines.
Save FuelAvoid hauling cargo on your roof rack. Transporting items on top of your car increases drag and uses more fuel.
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.