Bay Cleanup for Non-Government Partners

Who are our Non-Government Partners?

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Citizens can participate in local Bay cleanup activities in their communities.
Image courtesy of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

MDE calls upon Maryland citizens, business owners, faith communities, homeowner associations, and all other groups and individuals who are invested in the Chesapeake to help with local Bay cleanup. While it may seem like your personal impact on the bay is slight, the cumulative impacts of 18+ million people living in the Chesapeake's watershed are significant.

By taking small steps to reduce our personal impacts on the Chesapeake, we can collectively make a difference and improve the health of our Bay and improve the quality of our communities. Check out the resources below to learn more about what steps you can take to reduce your environmental impact and what local Chesapeake Bay cleanup opportunities are near you.


Reduce Your Impact on the Chesapeake

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Planting native flowers is a great way to add value to your property while benefiting wildlife and reducing your stormwater runoff impact on the Bay.
Image courtesy of Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.


Get Involved in Local Bay Cleanup!

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Great blue herons and other wildlife in the Chesapeake rely on cleanup efforts to protect their habitat from pollution.
Image courtesy of Jane Hawkey - IAN,UMCES.

Check out local environmental volunteer opportunities and other resources for Bay cleanup. Use MDE's interactive map to select a county to view local opportunities.


Report an Environmental Emergency

See an environmental emergency? Please consult MDE's Emergency Numbers for Pollution Problems in Maryland.

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