“Protecting Families and Communities by Stopping Pollution”
Who we are?
Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a coalition of
sixteen independent Waterkeeper programs
working to protect and restore the Chesapeake
and Coastal Bays and their tributaries.
Waterkeepers Chesapeake works locally, using
grassroots action and advocacy to protect their
communities and their waters. They also work
regionally to share resources and leverage
their individual strengths to expand each
Waterkeeper’s capacity for on the water,
citizen-based enforcement of environmental laws
in the Chesapeake region. They patrol thousands
of miles of tributaries and shorelines
- To access the Waterkeepers Chesapeake Directory, click here.
- To view maps that show the locations of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, click here.
Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s grassroots regional campaigns address the two leading threats to the Chesapeake’s rivers, lakes and bays: stormwater pollution and agricultural runoff. By leveraging their resources, Waterkeepers Chesapeake expects to increase transparency in the agricultural and development community, inspire the adoption of responsible farming and development practices, and improve the long-term health of the waterways in the region. Waterkeepers Chesapeake also engages in law reform when enforcement of existing laws is inadequate to protect the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays.