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Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Moving the Needle Towards a Restored Bay Watershed

Come join us September 25 – 27, 2015 to celebrate 10 years of the Chesapeake Watershed Forum. This conference is held at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV where representatives from local watershed organization and local government leaders come together to learn the latest restoration science and direction. The Forum provides excellent opportunity to network with other groups and individuals facing similar challenges, and to be inspired to continue the work of preserving, protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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.


The 5th annual Poster Session registration is now open. Please go to the poster tab for more information.


Registration is open. Instructions and registration link at Attend the Forum.


Sponsorship opportunities will be available for the 10th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum. Support Grassroots restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed. Contact Drew Siglin, (717) 737- 8622 for more information.


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.

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