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Chesapeake Watershed Forum

Thanks to all who attended and supported the Forum especially Wallace “J” Nichols, author of Blue Mind, our keynote speaker!Be sure to save the dates for next year’s Forum, September 25-27, 2015. #chesforum


Videos from the Forum

We have taped videos from the Forum’s keynote and plenary sessions. Download them below or watch online here: Videos from 2014 Forum

Download Friday Morning’s Plenary Talk (.mp4)

Download Friday Evening’s Keynote Talk (.mp4)

Download Saturday Morning’s Plenary Talk (.mp4)

Making the Connection: Engaging Communities in Watershed Restoration and Protection

The Chesapeake Watershed Forum is a three day/two night conference held in Shepherdstown, WV that brings together representatives from local watershed organizations and local governments to learn the latest restoration science and direction, network with other groups facing similar challenges, and be inspired to continue the work of preserving and restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The 2015 Forum will run from Sept 25-27, 2015 and is held at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV.


Please save the dates for this year’s Forum, September 25-27, 2015.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 9th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum. Support Grassroots Restoration and Protection of the Chesapeake Bay and its Watershed. For more information see the Sponsorship Flier (PDF).


If you have any questions about the 2014 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.

Also, check out tweets and updates from our 2014 Forum Presenters with our Twitter Presenters at CWF 2014 List.

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