Protecting the Chesapeake

Marylanders love their crabs, fish, and the Bay, but this way of life could disappear forever unless we follow through on our pollution reduction commitments. Clean Water is working to reduce agricultural pollution, address polluted runoff, and keep Maryland on track.

A forest in Maryland with stream erosion (not Seneca Creek)

No M83 in Montgomery County

M83 is an outdated solution to our traffic and development problem

A stream flows green through a wooded area, indicating a leak during a dye test.

Safer Septic Systems for Maryland

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Cleanup requires nutrient reductions from every sector that contributes to water pollution, including septic systems.

Photo credit: Dalis Davidson of Dancing Leaf Farm

Montgomery County Council Votes to Advance Solar in the Agricultural Reserve With Care

On Thursday January 26th the Council discussed and voted on amendments to ZTA 20-01 –a provision to allow siting up to three square mile

Power plant behind water spewing smoke. Photo credit: Martin Haas / Shutterstock

Power Plant Pollution Poisoning the Chesapeake Bay

Coal-burning power plants are poisoning the Chesapeake Bay with millions of harmful pollutants every year, including excessive nutrients that contribute to “dead zones” where crabs, oysters, fish and other aquatic life cannot survive.

 

From We All Live Downstream

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September 27, 2022

Clean Water Action has endorsed candidates in legislative races based on previous record and commitment to our priority areas, including reducing waste, protecting local waterways, and environmental justice.

Anne Arundel County:

  • Senator Sarah Elfreth, District 30
  • Dawn Gile, for Senate in District 33
  • Andrew Pruski for House of Delegates in District 33A
  • Delegate Heather Bagnall for House of Delegates in District 33C

 

Baltimore City:

A diagram of a septic system.
July 28, 2022

You have to have a septic field, but how do you make it a beautiful feature of your yard? How can you make it a native landscape supporting pollinators?

Whether it's a sound mound drainfield or the maintenance access ports to a septic tank or BAT unit, homeowners often wish they could camouflage these to make their yards more aesthetically pleasing. This webinar will cover considerations, options, and specific plants and practices to use with an emphasis on low-impact, native choices.

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July 14, 2022

Clean Water Action has endorsed candidates in legislative races before the primary this year. More endorsements will be rolled for the general election. For the primary, Clean Water Actions endorsed candidates who have championed our priority issues as sponsors, in committee, or on the Floor.