Your tax donations could help save these critters.

Your Tax Donation to Bay’s Endangered Species Fund Can Help Save Wildlife

Maryland wildlife is in danger. Your tax donation can help.

The great egret, stately white wader of quiet waters and symbol of the National Audubon Society, will not survive without a healthy Bay. Neither will the short-eared owls who once called Maryland their breeding grounds but can no longer survive here.

Conserving Maryland’s natural communities is vital to protecting our state’s biodiversity. Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service staff and conservation partners have composed a list of fascinating, threatened species, a result of more than 40 years of research, comprising 519 native Maryland animals that are among the least understood, the rarest, and the most in need of conservation efforts.

These animals are uniquely tied to our area’s particular suite of environmental conditions. A simple tax donation on line 35 of your Maryland state tax form can help to save Maryland’s endangered and threatened species in immediate need of protection. The 100% deductible tax donation to the Chesapeake Bay Endangered Species Fund is split evenly between the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Trust and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service to sustain extensive conservation and restoration projects statewide.

The Chesapeake Bay Endangered Species Fund relies on the generosity of residents like you to ensure we can continue our efforts to keep the Bay and our local waterways clean. From the mountains to the coast, every Marylander is affected by air and water quality.

See Maryland’s Endangered Species list and learn about the impact you can make by contributing to the Chesapeake Bay Endangered Species Fund.