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The Chesapeake Bay Trust receives the majority of its funding from two main sources:

Show your support for the Bay with a Bay plate 

Over 400,000 Marylanders support the Chesapeake Bay Trust through the purchase of a Treasure the Chesapeake license plate, or Bay plate. This beautiful plate is only $20 dollars and funds the majority of the Trust's environmental education and restoration work in Maryland. Purchase your Bay Plate and show your support!


Contribute at Tax Time, Check Line 35

Marylanders can make a voluntary contribution through their Maryland state income tax return. The proceeds from this contribution are split evenly between the Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Wildlife and Heritage Division of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Check-off the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund on your state income tax return and show your support for the Chesapeake Bay!


The Chesapeake Bay Trust also hosts two events each year to help support environmental education and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Treasure the Chesapeake and the 5K for the Bay.