Raise a glass to toast your favorite green restaurant! Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2013 People's Choice Nature's Plate Awards. Together we can celebrate the restaurants doing their part for nature -
and your taste buds!

Sustainability Deserves 5 Stars

© 2010 Andrew Kornylak

From the oysters on your plate to the water in your glass, nature nourishes our bodies. You're invited to make a difference this fall by nominating your favorite green restaurant for a Nature's Plate 2013 People's Choice Award.

Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap water (rather than bottled water).

Get started now!

Chesapeake Bay Conservation

Protecting a Watershed that Feeds Millions

Chesapeake Bay. © Bex via Flickr's Creative Commons.

Indian Run is just one of thousands of streams whose waters eventually wind up in the Chesapeake Bay. An amazingly productive system, the bay and its watershed support legendary marine and freshwater life that feed millions of people. The Chesapeake is also a source of drinking water and serves as the economic backbone for the region, but streams like Indian Run can contribute to the bay’s declining health when not properly managed.

"Indian Run is part of a vast system of waterways, covering about 65,000 square miles, that course through farmland and areas of development, along the way picking up excess nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that sicken the bay," says David Wise, a watershed restoration manager for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Addressing threats of this scope means forging strong partnerships and identifying the right conservation practices, at the right places and in the right watersheds. Together with Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation have teamed up to do just that.

Learn more.


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