Runoff Busters

Welcome to Runoff Busters, a new campaign from the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to educate people on steps they can take to reduce the impact their yards and houses have on local waterways and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. What is runoff and why do we care? Runoff is created when rain falls on roads, driveways, parking lots, rooftops and other paved surfaces that don’t allow water to soak into the ground. We want to stop it and prevent excess water, sedimentchemicalsanimal waste and more from making its way to the Chesapeake Bay.


Video Series

The Runoff Busters team put together an awesome video series on rain gardens, rain barrels, edible landscapes and other BMPs.

Watch the complete
Runoff Busters video series HERE

Want to Bust your Runoff?

Click on the images below for more information, check back soon for more resources!

Check out all our runoff busting tips!

Take Our Quiz

Test your knowledge of native plants! Take our Buzzfeed quiz and see if you can tell which plants are friend or foe.

Native Plant Quiz

Get In Touch

Use the form below to get in touch with the Alliance and the Runoff Busters team to learn about future opportunities and about more ways you can bust runoff in your yard!