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.
Fallen leaves shouldn't end up in the landfill or the burn pile. Instead, consider mulching, composting or curbside collection.
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.
Don’t Overapply FertilizerUse only the amount of lawn fertilizer you need. Twice the product won't make your lawn twice as green!
Reduce Pesticide UseMake your own garden insect repellents using common household items like garlic, vinegar and cooking oil.
Reduce WasteInstead of single-use products, use reusable cloth items like canvas grocery bags, cloth napkins or cloth diapers.
“Grasscycle” Lawn ClippingsInstead of fertilizing, leave leftover grass clippings on your lawn for a natural source of nitrogen.
Reduce Polluted RunoffBring your car to a car wash instead of washing it at home. Car washes often clean and recycle wash water.
Compost Fallen LeavesInstead of spending hours raking, blowing and bagging fallen leaves, try composting them instead.
Conserve WaterWater your lawn and garden in the early morning or early evening to reduce evaporation and save water.
Conserve WaterInstead of sprinklers, use soaker hoses or drip irrigation to water your lawn and garden.
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.
11/26/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - For the fifth year, the Virginia Living Museum will celebrate the long and healthy life of its wild turkeys during the annual Turkey Pardoning. Enjoy exhibits and activities about wild turkeys and attend the brief ceremony at 11 a.m. when Newport News May
11/29/2014 Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis,Maryland) - Come celebrate the holiday season with the Annapolis Maritime Museum at our First Annual Holiday Bazaar. Saturday November 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m The Holiday Bazaar with feature 24 local, diverse, artisans. These hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts,
11/29/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - Since 1965, we have journeyed in the footsteps of the Magi, seeking the identity of a mysterious star which foretold the coming of a king. Over the years, the scientific thinking has changed, archeology has revealed new clues about the lands in which thes
12/07/2014 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! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Call to make your reservations today!
12/09/2014 Virginia Living Museum (Newport News,Virginia) - The Virginia Living Museum offers homeschool students, grades K through 12, an afternoon of fun and engaging programs that highlight important science concepts. Four natural and space science programs are available for grades K through 6. An environmental