The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 17th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum (to be held in person at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV) is a watershed-wide event reaching over 400 restoration and protection practitioners to inspire and empower local action towards clean water. We share successful tools and techniques, offer lessons and learnings from on-the-ground work, build capacities of local organizations, foster partnerships, educate on new initiatives and emerging practices, network among each other, and celebrate our successes.
Through this year’s theme, we intend to showcase the local benefits of the broader Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration movement. We will elevate tools, examples, and ideas on how to bridge the gap between local communities and their watersheds. In particular, we will highlight connections made to nature and the outdoors through recreation, public access, public health, stewardship, environmental education, advocacy and policy. We also will consider the ways historic inequities and biases have prohibited certain populations, notably low income and communities of color, from accessing and connecting with their local waterways. We look to elevate these issues and demonstrate how to address them in a meaningful and lasting way.
The Forum Planning Committee is soliciting proposals for 60, 90 and 180 minute sessions at the 2022 Chesapeake Watershed Forum.
Submit a Proposal
Drawing in over 400 professionals, a Forum sponsorship places your brand or organization front and center as an action-oriented advocate for clean water and resilient lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Your sponsorship directly supports the convening of this important watershed-wide event.
Contact Jenny McGarvey to find out more about the Chesapeake Watershed Forum.