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The objective of the Clean Chesapeake Coalition is to pursue improvement to the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay in the most prudent and fiscally responsible manner – through research, coordination and advocacy.

Our Mission

The mission of the Clean Chesapeake Coalition is to advocate, raise awareness and act to improve the poor water quality of the Chesapeake Bay in the most effective and fiscally responsible manner possible. 

Our coalition seeks to re-establish Maryland’s waters and its oyster, crab, fishing, and seafood packaging industries that were once so vital to our local economies. 

We believe in restoring the Bay to its once great role as a beacon of recreation for residents and our tourism industries.

Since its inception in 2012, Coalition counties have fought to bring attention to the largest single point source of pollution to Bay waters, the reservoir behind the Conowingo Dam in the lower Susquehanna River.

To read more about our mission and what we advocate for, please see: Our Mission

On any given clear day, the amount of sediment and plume is visible from satellite images. Image captured 04/24/22. See here for more examples.

The Clean Chesapeake Coalition (CCC) is currently comprised of government officials from three Maryland counties: Caroline, Dorchester, and Queen Anne’s. 

What We Do

The Clean Chesapeake Coalition seeks to challenge the wasteful spending on the many government mandates that rely on ineffective programs and/or facilities. The Coalition believes that there exists a dearth of factual, technological, and scientific foundation, which clearly demonstrates that many present expenditures are being made irresponsibly from our public funds.

We believe that this careless and ineffective approach only results in taxpayer dissent and seriously impacts our effort to restore the Bay and its tributaries to its former beauty in the most effective and fiscally responsible manner possible. To see more of what we do, visit: Legislative Action

Current Focus Areas

Watershed Implementation Plans

Advocacy for the Clean Chesapeake Agenda

FERC Relicensing of Conowingo Dam