Envision the Choptank Partnership

Envision the Choptank brings together nonprofits, federal and state agencies, local governments, community groups, landowners, Soil Conservation Districts, and more to develop collaborative solutions that meet its mission of providing swimmable, fishable waters and enhancing the health and productivity of native oysters in a way that best meets the needs of surrounding communities. The partnership is guided by the Choptank Common Agenda, a strategic plan developed through an extensive stakeholder engagement process. Workgroups, developed to carry out the strategies described in the Agenda, are focused on topics including overcoming private landowner barriers to implementing agricultural best management practices; increasing local government capacity to address stormwater runoff and flooding; and listening to and engaging communities of color and low-income communities in actions that meet community needs and environmental objectives.