Take Action

Help us fulfill Our Purpose, to protect and restore the environment by getting involved with local + national environmental organizations.

Take Action

Help us fulfill Our Purpose, to protect and restore the environment by getting involved with local + national environmental organizations.

Take action with us!

Petitions

Sign petitions supporting issues you care about

Events

Attend a virtual event

Volunteer

Find volunteer opportunities in your community

Educate

Learn something new

Petitions

Blue water Baltimore

Protect Baltimore’s Tree Canopy!

Ask your Baltimore City Council Member to supprot Council Bill 20-0546, which will help curb future tree canopy loss due to development and build a greener, healthier city. 

Beyond Pesticides

Tell Congress to Save our Oceans from Trump’s Executive Order.

On May 7, President Trump issued an executive order permitting offshore aquaculture in federal waters with reduced environmental safeguards. Instead, we need stronger federal regulation in order to protect the environment and public health.

Beyond Pesticides

Make Prince George’s County Pesticide-Free!

When the federal government fails to take action to protect communities from toxic chemicals, it is critical to make movement at the grassroots level. Tell Prince George’s County officials to pass strong legislation to stop the use of toxic pesticides in our communities.

Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Tell Governor Hogan that Exelon Cannot be Trusted to Operate the Conowingo Dam!

The Conowingo Dam is owned and operated by Exelon. Their neglect of the dam and its surrounding waters has put fisheries and ecosystems in danger. Send a scripted letter to Governor Hogan urging him to withdraw the settlement agreement with Exelon that is still waiting approval at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Environmental Working Group

Stop the Spread of PFAS Contamination!

For decades, chemical companies like Dupont and 3M have knowingly released toxic PFAS chemicals into the environment and are doing little to stop the alarming spread of contamination. Fill out the form to contact your representative and urge them to support PFAS reform.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

No Special Extension for the Potomac Pipeline.

Tell FERC to deny Columbia Gas’s request for an extension on the Potomac Pipeline. 

 

Protect nepa

Tell Congress to Protect NEPA.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has empowered local communities to defend themselves and their environment from dangerous, rushed, or poorly planned federal or industry projects. Opponents in Congress, backed by corporate polluter allies, have tried to gut this protection.

Endangered Species Coalition

Protect the Endangered Species Act!

Congress has taken aim at the Endangered Species Act with more than two dozen pieces of legislation that would weaken it. Sign the petition to tell Congress that you support the Endangered Species Act and oppose any efforts to weaken it.

Friends of the earth

Stop Monarch Butterflies From Being Driven to Extinction!

The rampant overuse of pesticides and habitat loss has driven monarchs to the brink of extinction. Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service to add monarch butterflies to the Endangered Species List.

Events

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Learn About Climate Reslience in Coastal Communities!

Three experts from cities on the East and West coasts will share stories and ideas about how coastal communities can build resiliently in the face of sea level rise. 

Chesapeake Bay Trust

August 20th- Treasure the Chesapeake!

Join community leaders and friends of the Bay to enjoy a virtual event with guest speakers, a silent auction, and highlight the beautiful Treasures of the Chesapeake watershed. Funds raised are administered as grants to schools, nonprofits, and community groups. 

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

August 19th – Learn About PFAS.

PFAS represents a major public health concern in drinking water. Learn about PFAS and what steps PRN is taking to assess PFAS contamination in our rivers, and how you can help to limit that exposure. 

Cedar Run

Enjoy the Great Outdoors!

Visitors can join Cedar Run for Friday night campfires, Saturday themed program days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours, and guided hikes every weekend in September. 

Alice Ferguson Foundation

Bring Your Family to the Farm!

Family and small group visits at the Alice Ferguson Foundation farm feature a two-hour activity, such as visiting the barnyard animals, doing a bird walk, or going on a guided nature tour. It’s a great way to get outdoors.

Green Philly

August 21st – Discuss Philadelphia Recycling!

Join Green Philly with experts in Philadelphia’s recycling system to understand why this system is broken, how we got here, and what innovations we need for a clean city. 

Educate

National Wildlife Federation

Get Outside!

In response to a growing disconnect between nature and children, The National Wildlife Federation created Green Hour, a time for creative, unstructured play and interaction with the natural world. A Green Hour can take place in a backyard, city park, or any place that provides safe and accessible green spaces for children- just remember to practice safe social distancing!

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Conduct a Backyard Investigation!

Nature is all around us and there’s no easier place to discover it than your backyard. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation created a series of fun, educational activity sheets about topics such as composting and birdwatching.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Start a Nature Journal!

If you’re hoping to form a deeper connection to the natural world around you, start a journal where you jot down observations about the weather, seasons, and other changes happening in the environment. Get creative – add colors, drawings, poems and more to your journal. For journaling tips and writing prompts, click here. 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Ask An Expert.

How does the Chesapeake Bay’s amazing natural system work? And how can we restore and protect it? Explore the answers with our CBF experts!

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Take Action In Your Own Backyard.

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has provided tools and resources to help you research native plants for your home, install your own rain garden, and more.

Accokeek Foundation

September 1st – Join the Virtual Owl Prowl!

This virtual event about owls and their adaptations will include hands-on activities and different ways to learn about owls on your own. 

Volunteer

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Become a Citizen Science Volunteer!

Complete three training modules to become a citizen science volunteer. These volunteers assist the Potomac Riverkeeper Network in water sampling and testing along the river.

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Join Project Clean Stream!

Project Clean Stream will kick off on September 11th with cleanups taking place across the watershed, and will run through Fall of 2020. You can find clean ups near you to partake in or can create your own clean up event!