Since 2014, Chesapeake Conservancy has recognized numerous individuals and organizations as Champions of the Chesapeake for their dedication to the conservation and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, and deemed a national treasure.

This year, the Chesapeake Conservancy wants YOU to nominate an individual deserving of this honor.

Every day, people are making an impact in their own backyard. Whether they are a professional working in the conservation field, your neighbor who incorporates environmental practices into their everyday routine, or someone just starting out in their career, and the Chesapeake Conservancy wants to celebrate them.

Nomination Categories
  • Everyday Hero: Someone who incorporates conservation into their everyday lives
  • Lifetime Champion: An individual who has dedicated their life to conservation
  • Next Generation: A rising young conservation champion
  • Small Business: A local business what has made steps to be eco-friendly for the Chesapeake
Nominations will be open until National Public Lands Day on September 26th. Nominate the next Champion of the Chesapeake here. Voting will open for one week following the close of nominations. The final Champions for the Chesapeake will be featured in the Chesapeake Conservancy newsletter and receive a free race entry, t-shirt, and medal for the Champions for the Chesapeake Virtual Race to help create America’s next national park.