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Chesapeake Watershed Forum

CWF_LogoCelebrating 10 Years: Focusing on Results

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported this year’s 10th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum held at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.

Please mark your calendar for the 2016 Forum taking place September 30 – October 2, 2016.

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program

If you have never attended the Forum or you have missed a few… check out the Forum Archives for past workshop offerings and videos of presentations.

Forum Materials

The 2015 Chesapeake Watershed Forum conference material, including presentations and videos, will be available shortly.


Thank you to the 2015 Sponsors of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum. To sponsor the 2016 Forum please contact Lou Etgen, (443) 949 0575.


If you have any questions about the 2015 Forum please contact Lou Etgen, (443) 949 0575.


The Forum is a highly social event where peers can network with other groups facing similar challenges, and be inspired to continue the work of preserving and restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. To help facilitate this offsite, we’re expanding our efforts to promote the Forum on social media websites. Make sure to follow along with our Forum developments on facebook and twitter with the hashtag #ChesForum. And tune in to #chesforum during the Forum as we’ll be live tweeting the forum.


10th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum: Getting Results!

Forum attendees share a discussion on forest management strategies with the Alliance’s Chesapeake Forest team. The spirit of watershed stewardship was strong at our 10th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum, held from September 25th to 27th in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.  The Alliance for… more

Matthew Tejada of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice

Videos from 2014 Forum

Videos from the 2014 Forum including the talk by our keynote speaker (Wallace “J” Nichols), Forests for the Bay awards, our Friday morning panel and more. more

Wallace "J" Nichols explaining the connecting and calming power of water at the 2014 #ChesForum.

Chesapeake Watershed Forum: Making the Connection

From September 26th to 28th, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay held its ninth annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum, hosting nearly 400 attendees. During the Forum, we learned about Wallace “J” Nichols’ concept of neuroconservation, discussed the complexities of environmental justice and honored Chesapeake Forest Champions. more


Excitement Surrounds Chesapeake Watershed Forum

This month we are gearing up for our 9th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum, as we expect a full house. We’ll have great presentations on conservation, social justice, communications and more. Plus an expanded effort to share on social media with #chesforum more

forum-search-imgPoster Presentation at the 2011 Forum