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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 restores the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our collaborative and action-oriented approach delivers on-the-ground solutions, technical assistance, and builds capacity to achieve healthier lands and cleaner water.

We envision clean water and resilient landscapes, cared for by all the people who live, work, and play in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.


We design tactics to achieve common goals.



We partner across sectors and regions.



We deliver efficient, measurable, and holistic programming.



We prioritize inclusivity in directing our impact.


Looking ahead to the next generation of Chesapeake stewardship

In May of 2023, we launched our 2023-2028 Strategic Plan. This roadmap for the next 5+ years represents the collective effort and dedication of over 70 Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay staff and board members who have worked extensively over the last year to envision our path forward. Together, we will continue our mission of restoring the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

To read more about our goals, strategies, and ambitious implementation targets associated with conservation, engagement, and more — view the full 2023-2028 Strategic Plan by downloading it here.

Support Our Efforts

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

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