Chesapeake Legal Alliance

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Chesapeake Legal Alliance

Chesapeake Legal Alliance is a not for profit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance to those working to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its lands, rivers and streams.

CLA encourages others to protect & restore the Chesapeake

CLA encourages others to protect & restore the Chesapeake

Through its network of volunteer attorneys, CLA empowers individuals, communities, large and small not for profit organizations, and coalitions, who otherwise would not be able to pursue or continue actions through courts and other legal tribunals or navigate legislative and administrative processes.

Examples of CLA assistance include permit enforcement, contaminated site clean up actions, zoning hearings, legislation, regulatory comments, advocacy strategy, administrative appeals, and many other areas where legal counsel can make a difference in community health and organizational mission support.

The work of CLA’s volunteer attorneys are contributing to progress being made towards a clean and healthy Chesapeake Bay supporting healthy communities, wildlife habitat, and local and regional economies.

Click here to read the CLA 2016 Annual Report

Everyone can help protect & restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Everyone can help protect & restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed

The Chesapeake Bay watershed: where we and our loved ones recreate and enjoy many memories

The Chesapeake Bay watershed: where we and our loved ones recreate and enjoy many memories

CLA Interns enjoy the Patuxent River

CLA Interns enjoy the Patuxent River