The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will hold the 16th annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum virtually on November 4 – 5, 2021. This watershed-wide event reaches over 400 restoration and conservation practitioners annually to inspire and empower local action towards clean water.

Our theme is: “The Future is Now: Getting to (and Moving Beyond) 2025.” 

The year 2025 marks a historic milestone for the Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration movement. The 2010 Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) set forth necessary nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reductions to be met by the seven Bay watershed jurisdictions by 2025. We have made notable progress in achieving these reductions – however, there is still much work to be done in the next four years.

Through our theme, we consider the dualistic priorities of our time. The best practices and approaches in agriculture, stormwater, and forestry that will get us to our 2025 goals are already out there. The challenge is how do we disseminate and implement these practices and approaches efficiently, rapidly, and at scale by 2025. At the same time, we must look to and plan for our future beyond the TMDL.

The Planning Committee is now accepting session proposals for this year’s Forum. 

We are looking for a combination of theme-related sessions that spotlight a case study or introduce new, innovative, and/or hot topics or more in-depth presentations that facilitate discussion and application to activities and organizations at the local level.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021

Click here to submit your proposal