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.
Reduce EmissionsTo cut back on the emissions caused by commuting, encourage working from home or biking, taking public transit, carpooling or walking to work.
Reduce Pesticide UseInstead of applying chemical pesticides to your sidewalk or garden, use boiling water to kill weeds, ant colonies and other pests.
Install a Low-Flow ShowerheadInstalling a low-flow showerhead can help save about one gallon of water per minute.
Drive LessWhen possible, walk, bike or take public transportation to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.
Save EnergyEncourage co-workers to shut down their computers, power off their monitors and turn off the lights when they leave the office for the day.
Avoid Bay Grass BedsSteer clear of bay grass beds in shallow waters to avoid harming this critical habitat and food source.
Fix Car LeaksFix car leaks so engine fluids like oil and antifreeze don't drip onto the ground and run off into local waterways.
Use Deicer ProperlyApply no more than the recommended amount of deicer to melt ice on your steps or driveway.
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.