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.
Composting is a cost-effective way to remove organic matter from the waste cycle and reduce your carbon footprint. Once you create compost, it can be used to feed your household and garden plants.
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.
Improve Wildlife HabitatPlant a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs in your yard to attract different kinds of wildlife.
Start an Environmental ClubStart or join an environmental club at your school to help raise awareness of Bay-related issues.
Use Pesticides ProperlyNever use more pesticides than you need. Take care to store chemicals properly so containers do not leak.
Conserve WaterInstead of sprinklers, use soaker hoses or drip irrigation to water your lawn and garden.
Reduce Polluted RunoffApply no more than the recommended amount of deicer to melt ice on your steps or driveway.
Fix Car LeaksFix car leaks so engine fluids like oil and antifreeze don't drip onto the ground and run off into local waterways.
Be Bay-Friendly at WorkEncourage your coworkers to be Bay-friendly by packing trash-free lunches, recycling office paper or using less water and electricity.
Turn Off the FaucetTurn off the faucet while you shave, brush your teeth and wash dishes. Save water and the Bay.
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.
07/24/2014 Annapolis Maritime Museum (Annapolis,Maryland) - Concerts will be presented weekly, on Thursdays, starting June 19th and ending on August 7th. Come enjoy this free event against the incomparable back-drop of the Chesapeake Bay. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food, will be available for
07/26/2014 Nathan of Dorchester (Cambridge,Maryland) - Experience a 2-hour sail on the scenic Choptank River on the last skipjack built for oyster dredging. Watch the crew dredge for oysters with a hand dredge, and see what comes onboard. Help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary!
07/26/2014 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - Experience the Patuxent River aboard an historic Chesapeake workboat. Enjoy a two-hour public sail aboard the Dee of St. Mary's skipjack leaving from the Lore Oyster House. Fee is $25, 12 and up, $15 for children 8 - 12 years. No children under 8 please.
07/27/2014 Elk Neck State Park (North East,Maryland) - Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for ju
07/27/2014 Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons,Maryland) - Sunday, July 27 - Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker and the Gin Blossoms Gates open 4:00 p.m. Showtime: 5:30 p.m. Fun for the whole family! Hits include: "Hey Jealousy," "When It's Over," "Smile," and "All Star." Tickets are $39 and $49 and available