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Connecting People

Only a strong and diverse coalition of committed people, communities, organizations, businesses and governments will be able to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. A personal connection between residents of the Bay watershed and their local stream or river is the most vital relationship in our work. People will care for and protect that which they know and love. The Alliance works to create this connection by providing educational experiences and access to resources enabling a diverse coalition of committed people, communities, organizations, businesses and governments to protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Long known as the neutral broker on Bay information we take seriously our role to engage and educate the citizens and communities that call the Chesapeake Bay Watershed their home.

Our projects bring people together to get dirty and to take on shared conservation challenges while exposing them to the natural world that exists, often just outside their door. These community projects, web resources, and cultural events engender a love of the region and empower adults and youth to take action towards protecting and restoring the Bay and its rivers.

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     Bay and River Sojourns

    Since 1990, the Alliance has worked with local river conservation organizations across the Bay watershed to hold week-long paddling and camping trips that celebrate rich history and ecology of the rivers that make the Chesapeake Bay unique… more

  • Project Clean Stream volunteers from Perdue stand behind debris they collected from the Coty Cox Branch of Wicomico River in Maryland. (Photo courtesy of CBP)
     Businesses for the Bay

    The Businesses for the Bay program encourages businesses within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to take voluntary and measurable actions to support protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay… more

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     Chesapeake Bay Program Communications

    The Alliance coordinates and implements media relations and public outreach efforts for the Bay Program. This includes media events,outreach events, videos and other educational resources… more

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     Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative

    Working together to understand the health of our waters

     Are you currently monitoring in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed?
    Let us know and join the Coop!
    Please take 15 minutes to fill out our monitoring group census here.





    View some results from the census here


    Our Vision: Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative envisions a Chesapeake community where all data of known quality are used to… more

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     Chesapeake Network

    The Chesapeake Network is a community of organizations and individuals working to protect and restore the land and waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Our online community facilitates networking and cooperation among its members… more

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     Chesapeake Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Each year the Alliance challenges citizens to explore watershed issues and experience environmental concerns from differing perspectives through the power of film and other media. more

  • Family Pushing Tire, Photo Credit South River Federation
     Project Clean Stream

    Stream cleanups are happening throughout the Spring! Check out a volunteer event near you for May or June! more

  • RiverTrends Volunteers

    The Alliance’s Citizen Water Quality Monitoring Program is a regional network of 50 trained volunteers who perform weekly water quality tests. Five Water Quality Report Cards have been released… more

Alliance Celebrates Local Watersheds at Hampden Watershed Festival

Through a grant partnership that includes the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and Hampden Township, the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office hosted a Watershed Festival on Tuesday, June 14th at the Hampden Township Park. The festival celebrated the local Conodoguinet Creek and Yellow Breeches Creek, as well as… more

Project Clean Stream 2016 Results Show Best Year Ever!

This year’s Project Clean Stream efforts rallied the largest cleanup to date, with 58,000 volunteers removing 3.3 million pounds of trash at over 3,000 sites across the watershed. more

Lowes Annapolis Hotel. Photo courtesy of Google.

Chesapeake Business Forum – May 24

Gather with other business leaders in the region to share environmental challenges and successes on May 24 in Annapolis. more

Volunteers Project Clean Stream

Working to Build a Watershed of Environmental Stewards

While the initial impact of Project Clean Stream creates a cleaner, safer, more beautiful Bay watershed, Project Clean Stream aims much deeper. It is amazing to see this grassroots momentum grow year after year. This is not just a victory for the rivers, but a victory for our communities. more


Businesses for the Bay Lunch And Learn Webinar

Do you own or work for a business in the Chesapeake Bay watershed? Do you love the Bay and its creeks, rivers, and streams? Do you just want to learn more about Businesses for the Bay? You’re invited for this FREE informational Businesses for the Bay Lunch and Learn Webinar Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at noon. more


Leap Day for the Bay

Celebrate Leap Day (02/29) by making a small gift of $2.29 to support volunteer efforts this Spring! Feeling generous? Donations of $22.90 and $229 work too 🙂 more


New Businesses for the Bay Partnership Launched!

This new and innovative business association provides the Chesapeake region’s business community with a unique opportunity to network, be recognized, take action, and encourage employees to support environmental efforts. more

Project Clean Stream

Project Clean Stream 2016

Join us this Spring! Sign up to Volunteer! Local streams and woodlands receive a clean start every spring  as thousands of volunteers come out for Project Clean Stream, one of the largest cleanup events in the Chesapeake Bay region. Every year, the Project Clean Stream signals the… more

2015 Chesapeake Bay Business Forum Kicks off New Businesses for the Bay

Regional business leaders gathered Nov 10 for the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Business Forum in Baltimore, Maryland, to rally business and support for Bay restoration. more


2015 Chesapeake Business Forum: Linking Businesses to the Chesapeake Bay

Join-us for lunch at Linking Businesses to the Chesapeake Bay: Businesses for the Bay Kick-Off Meeting! more