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.

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Tell the General Assembly: override Governor Hogan's chlorpyrifos veto

This year, the Maryland General Assembly voted to pass a ban on chlorpyrifos in Maryland, but Governor Hogan vetoed the bill.

Street drain, stormwater runoff. Photo credit: Abramov Timur / Shutterstock

Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater is the polluted runoff gathered from rain, severe thunderstorms, and even snow from roads, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, where runoff collects pollutants and carries them downstream, ultimately into the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Maryland Priorities

Clean Water Action is a national grassroots organization with 53,000 members in Maryland. We work for clean, safe, and affordable water, whether in the streams, rivers or Chesapeake Bay, or from the tap through grassroots organizing, policy work, and campaigns. Check out our current priority campaigns:

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.

From We All Live Downstream

A stream surrounded by trees in the Frederick Municipal Forest
September 10, 2020

This summer, Frederick County proved itself to be an environmental leader.

July 7, 2020

Did you know? Your septic system is likely the most expensive appliance in your house!

Did you know? Your septic system flows into our streams and groundwater - it treats wastewater and keeps them clean!

Taking simple precautions today will both save you headache in the future and keep your system working so it will keep waste out of our waterways. 

 

May 29, 2020

Today is the last day to