Home to nearly 80 conservation, preservation and sustainability-focused organizations, the Greater Annapolis area is the epicenter of Maryland’s environmental movement. From restoring wildlife habitats to influencing environmental policy, your neighbors are stepping up and making a difference. Find your fit and get involved.
Blue Water Baltimore fills a unique role in the Baltimore area as an organization that uses a holistic set of programs to meet the great challenges of improving water quality. From arts and education, to stormwater management projects, to legal and legislative advocacy, it brings together citizens and public and private partners to accomplish more […]
With an experienced staff of scientists, planners and environmental professionals the CWP helps municipalities, advocates, policymakers and citizens get clean water projects in the ground to protect and restore streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and bays from the impacts of land use activities.
Serving as a watchdog, CBF fights for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Its motto, “Save the Bay,” is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake’s six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants […]
The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983. A multi-agency program led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Chesapeake Bay Program works with leaders and experts from a vast range of groups work across political boundaries to restore the Bay, […]
The Trust is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to improving the watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Coastal Bays, and Youghiogheny River. Created in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, its goal is to increase stewardship through grant programs, special initiatives, and partnerships that support K-12 environmental education, on-the ground watershed restoration, community engagement, and […]
CCAN is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Its mission is to build a diverse movement powerful enough to put the region on the path to climate stability, while using proximity to the nation’s capital to inspire action in neighboring states, regions nationwide, and countries […]
Believing that the Chesapeake is a national treasure that should be accessible for everyone and a place where wildlife can thrive, the Conservancy uses technology to enhance the pace and quality of conservation, and to help build parks, trails and public access sites. The Conservancy is dedicated to ensuring conservation, stewardship and access of the […]
The CCLC is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to researching, promoting and educating professionals and the public about conservation landscaping to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Its long term goal is to advance conservation landscaping practices that have significant ecological benefits for communities throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
The Center promotes community Greening/sustainable living practices through a variety of educational initiatives and through various media. It takes action via conservation landscaping/habitat restoration projects at many locations. Examples of its conservation landscaping initiativesÑincluding 24 Native Plant Demonstration Gardens and Groves – can be seen on its campus.
CEPA works to restore the Chesapeake Bay by affecting environmental policy and action. It provides education on Bay issues and encourages public activism and involvement in both legislation and enforcement with a goal of sustainable growth in the region – a future in which precious natural resources are in balance with their use.