Waterkeepers Chesapeake is excited to offer the Clear Choices Clean Water Chesapeake Bay campaign. With stormwater being the fastest growing sector of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Bay regions, Clear Choices serves as a way to motivate individuals to take small pledges (i.e. install a rain garden, pick up pet waste, refrain from using harmful pesticides, etc.) that demonstrate the collective amount of pollution prevented to our local rivers and streams in pounds. Collectively, this program has the potential to prevent millions of pounds of nitrogen and phosphorus in the area’s watershed.
The choices we make everyday can impact the health of our local waterways. Some of the most difficult pollution to control is the polluted runoff from our roads, parking lots, yards and farms. Whenever it rains, trash, oil, dirt, fertilizer, and loads of other pollutants run into our local rivers and streams – and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay and the Coastal Bays. What you do matters. This is one reason behind Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Clear Choices Clean Water Campaign designed to increase awareness about choices we make and the impact they have on our rivers and streams. Individuals, adults and kids, are encouraged to pledge to either start, or continue, good behaviors that make a difference for water quality and for water conservation. Our interactive map will show how much pollution is reduced by your action and will show the collective impact of thousands of pledges across our region.
Take a Pledge Today! You Can Make a Difference!
We thank MOMs Organic Market for the generous sponsorship of this campaign!
By Betsy Nicholas, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper Angela Haren, Baltimore Sun Op Ed, July 4, 2019 There’s a big problem right under our feet. Last year, sewer line breaks and leaks caused hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage water to spill into local waterways, putting both human health and aquatic life at … Read more
Campaign will drive citizen action to improve local water quality through online pledges (Baltimore, MD) – Waterkeepers Chesapeake has launched the new Clear Choices Clean Water Chesapeake Bay campaign to increase awareness about choices residents make and their impact on our rivers and streams – and ultimately the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays. The campaign inspires people … Read more