Our Mission

Sustainable Chesapeake’s mission is to cultivate prosperity through innovative solutions that benefit farms, communities, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Our Focus

At Sustainable Chesapeake, we understand that ideal environmental solutions make good business sense.  We apply this principle to the most difficult pollution source in the Chesapeake Bay region – nonpoint source pollution –runoff that flows from the land to streams and rivers when it rains.

Our Approach

Our approach is based on collaboration.  We listen to farmers and the conservation professionals they work with.  Together, we identify the most promising solutions for clean water and thriving farms. Then we work with our partners to develop and implement strategies that accelerate adoption of high-priority conservation practices on farmland.  Our work emphasizes regions of the Chesapeake Bay where implementing conservation practices on the land has the greatest impact on water quality in the Bay.

Our Organization

Sustainable Chesapeake is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012.  We are governed by a board of directors with decades of combined experience in organizational leadership, business management, agriculture, and water quality.