Support Us

If you wish to support us, there are several ways to get involved! and we thoroughly appreciate each and every way you do!


First and foremost, we are always looking for regular volunteers. Both skilled labor and people interested in learning skills in working with native plants and in nursery management are welcome. Please see our volunteer page for more information.

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Financial Contributions

Second, of course we always welcome financial donations in order to further our mission. Because we are a 501(c)3 charity organization, your donation to Chesapeake Natives, Inc. is tax deductible!
Please see IRS for more information on how to deduct your donation to Chesapeake Natives, Inc. here:

You can make your financial contribution to Chesapeake Natives directly via paypal:

Or you can send a check to our mailing address:
Chesapeake Natives, Inc.
4806 Cherokee Street
College Park, MD 20740

In-kind Contributions

If you have in-kind materials you would like to donate, please contact us via email ( or phone (240-997-5185) to inquire about our needs.


In addition to financial contributions we have created a Wish List of items that will help in making local ecotype plants of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed more accessible. This list is updated as and when these wants are filled.  There are annual recurring needs and occasional or once-off needs:

Annual growing supply needs

Deep Plug Trays
Quart Pots
Quart trays
Gallon Pots
Coir (50 bricks)
Coco crunch (20 bales)
Perlite (10 bags)
48 cubic yards of compost
12 cubic yards of river sand
12 cubic yards of pine fines
Delivery of compost, sand, and pine fines (6 deliveries)

One-off purchases

Watering cans (10)
Solar Panels for cooling of the hothouse in summer
Solar Panels for fans to move air through the hoophouse
Solar Panels for driving the filtration motor for the pool