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Local projects

are the core of our organization.

what are they?

Every town and community have a unique story and situation when it comes to adapting to a rising Chesapeake. There is no one size fits all solution for the entire region. This is why we promote and support local projects. 

These projects are run by the communities for their communities. Passionate community members use the resources and identity of The Chesapeake Project to make real change in their towns through education, proactive changes, and future plans for resiliency. Working with the Project, they can release case studies of their area, educate locals, propose possible adaptations or even new policies.

The map on this page shows where we have local projects and/or have completed a zip code study.

Start a local project

Every town and community have a unique story and situation when it comes to adapting to a rising Chesapeake. There is no one size fits all solution for the entire region. This is why we provide all the tools to help local leaders and activists to jump start their regional efforts. 

We make it easy to get involved and start planning a resilient future! If you have any questions beyond the FAQ Below, email info@thechesapeakeproject.org

We will adapt as a community, so let's work together!

  • Do I need experience to start a local project?
    No, you do not need experience to start a local project of The Chesapeake Project. Our organization welcomes all individuals who are passionate about adapting their community to the future rising Chesapeake Bay. We provide tools and resources to our local chapter leaders to help them succeed in their efforts to promote education, advocacy, and action in their local communities. We encourage anyone who is interested in starting a local chapter to reach out to us for more information on how to get started.
  • Does it cost anything to start a local project?
    No, it does not cost anything to start a local project with The Chesapeake Project. We are a non-profit organization that is committed to adapting the Chesapeake Bay region to Sea Level Rise, and we welcome anyone who wants to help us achieve this goal. We provide resources, support, and guidance to our local project leaders to help them make a positive impact in their communities.
  • What does a Local Chapter do?
    Local Chapters have liberty to explore and educate as they see fit in their local communities.
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