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Three examples show how ripples can become waves to save the Bay

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The saying goes: “It takes a village.” To fully implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, governments, businesses and citizens all must do their part. Every day, I meet people working to reduce pollution and restore local rivers, streams and the Chesapeake. What I have learned is that Bay’s village is huge. Few get the credit they deserve. As we enter the new year, I would like to share three stories. There are many thousands more.

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About People + Society

From individual actions, to our collective impact as a society, we can influence the environment in positive or negative ways. Many individuals lead through example, by altering their everyday habits to reduce their impact or by volunteering to clean up and restore local streams and ecosystems.

But the cumulative impacts of the 17 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay watershed poses an ongoing threat to the Bay and its tributaries.

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