About the BUBBAs

The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award (BUBBAs)

Deadline Extended through March 3rd!

The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Award contest (BUBBAs) recognizes the best urban stormwater practices and programs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The goal of the BUBBAs is to:

  1. Recognize innovators in the field who are using new and innovative techniques for facing the challenges of stormwater management;
  2. Provide an avenue for disseminating these techniques to other communities who could benefit from the lessons learned and innovative approaches;
  3. Engage CSN’s 11,000 member network of stormwater professionals throughout the Bay watershed to choose our grand prize winner and promote interactivity among members

The 2023 BUBBAs Are Here

Now in its 6th year, the BUBBAs competition is as fierce as ever. Submissions open on December 12, 2022 and will be accepted through March 3, 2023. This year will again feature 7 project/program categories. To learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply, please download this year’s contest packet, then use our easy online form to submit your entry!

Download the BUBBAs 2023 Contest Packet


Submission Categories

Entries will be accepted in seven categories this year. Each category has its own relevant criteria that should be addressed within your project narrative. Remember that to really stand out, tell us how your project goes above and beyond any applicable stormwater or restoration requirements to represent something unique or innovative. If you are unsure what category to submit your project under, please contact David Wood (Wood.CSN@outlook.com).


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