EDUCATED 32,336 students, teachers, and adults through
our pioneering outdoor environmental education program.
LAUNCHED a new environmental education program at
the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
GENERATED a groundbreaking Independent Schools
Sustainability Commitment with our partners at the Association
of Independent Maryland Schools to foster and support
substantive environmental education experiences for all private
school students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
INSPIRED 72 students who participated in a week-long CBF
Student Leadership field experience. The week culminated
in 50 Forward, an event where these dedicated students
met and presented their Bay-saving strategies to regional
ACTIVATED 433 teachers and 50 principals through our
Chesapeake Classrooms program, providing them with skills and
resources to incorporate outdoor learning into their curricula.
CREATED An Educator’s Guide to the Meaningful Watershed
Environmental Experience (MWEE) for others to use based on
our educational model and to support and grow environmental
PARTNERED with school systems to implement systemic
environmental curricula, ensuring that every student in
Virginia Beach (Virginia), Hampton City (Virginia), Anne
Arundel County (Maryland), and Prince George’s County
(Maryland) graduates environmentally literate.
HELPED 40,000 CBF advocates to take more than 50,000
actions last year through petitions and digital Action Alerts.
PROTECTED Mattawoman Creek watershed, the most
ecologically rich tributary of the Potomac River, with long-time
partners in Charles County, Maryland.
PROMOTED ecological reference points—considering the
entire ecosystem, not just the number of fish—for the scientific
management of Atlantic menhaden and generated over 19,000
comments to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
ADVOCATED strongly for the restoration of three-
dimensional oyster reefs and sustainable oyster harvest
management in Maryland and Virginia.
EMPHASIZED the broad impacts of air pollution on human
health and water quality and pressed for more programs to
MONITORED and commented on the 2017 mid-point
assessment of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint
and pressed for
33,013 pounds of
organic produce to
over 420 families
in need through
Clagett Farm and
D.C., Capital Area
After a week-long field experience, student leaders presented their final
project at 50 Forward. LOREN BARNE T T/CBF S TAFF
University of Maryland, College Park,
Alternative Spring Break students wrote letters
and attended a bill hearing in support of keeping oyster
sanctuaries closed to harvest. DAVID TANA/CBF S TAFF
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