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 dye test is used to track the water coming off a septic system.

Ensure Safe & Healthy Septic Systems!

HB318/SB479 (sponsored by Delegate Stein and Senator Hester) establishes a regulatory board for the on-site wastewater industry.

Environmental advocates from Frederick County and across Maryland call for action to Protect Frederick’s Forests

THURMONT — On Saturday, October 26, Stream-Link Education organized over one hundred volunteers to plant a new 6-acre forest on formerly open land

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.

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.

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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.