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Our Strategy

For our forests. For our streams. For our future.

In 1971, a group of concerned citizens, representing business, agriculture, conservation, academia, and government began gathering to discuss the declining “state of the Bay” and a lack of political commitment to address it. Fifty years later, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is one of the oldest and well-respected non-profits working throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Our Vision and Mission

The Alliance brings together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve our lands and waters. We envision clean streams and rivers flowing through resilient landscapes, cared for by the people who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


We believe in partnering across sectors and regions to achieve a larger, collective impact.


We are partners who demonstrate integrity and amplify diverse voices for equitable impact


We drive with data, promote informed action, and hold ourselves and our partners accountable for measurable impact.

Support Our Efforts

Thank you for supporting our mission to restore clean water and healthy communities to the Chesapeake region.

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