Requirements & Membership Fees

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Ways to Join B4B: Be a Member, Be a Sponsor, Be Both!

Businesses for the Bay is an Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay program designed by businesses, for businesses. Its mission is to encourage businesses throughout the Chesapeake region to find voluntary, innovative, and measurable solutions to improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay, and to raise public understanding of the valuable role these business members play in the Bay restoration. This program provides businesses with a forum where they can make their voices heard, share best practices, facilitate environmental stewardship volunteer opportunities for employees, and promote environmental efforts that are important to them, their customers, and their communities. As a B4B member or sponsor, you will have many unique opportunities to be recognized for your commitment to Bay restoration.

Membership Requirements

  • Member must be a business (large or small) in the Chesapeake watershed
  • In compliance, or working towards compliance, with all applicable environmental regulations and requirements
  • B4B Actions voluntarily go above and beyond compliance
  • Pledge to actively participate and encourage employees to volunteer
  • Commit to at least one Action tied to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
  • Submit membership application
  • Pay membership fee

Membership Fees

1-50 employees
51-100 employees
101-1000 employees
>1001 employees
Bundle Discount*

*Company with up to 10 facility member applications submitted in same year (Additional facility memberships $200 each).
Each facility of a member applicant will commit to and fulfill at least one (1) Action annually. Each facility will be recognized on the Businesses for the Bay website and member lists. Each facility will each receive its own certificate and program-specific press release, if applicable.

Membership Levels


Minimum Number of Actions Fulfilled Annually: 5


Minimum Number of Actions Fulfilled Annually: 3


Minimum Number of Actions Fulfilled Annually: 1

Membership levels are based on the number of Actions committed to in the membership application.