River Corps prepares D.C. residents for green jobs

Equipping young adults and their city for green future

Workforce development program trains District of Columbia residents to enter a growing field of green infrastructure, stormwater management and stream restoration.

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River Corps prepares D.C. residents for green jobs

Bay 101: Modeling and Monitoring

Using science to paint a picture of the Bay

Efforts to monitor and model the Chesapeake Bay complement each other, revealing the watershed in fine detail and providing tools for decision-makers to determine what their communities can do to improve water quality.

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Bay 101: Modeling and Monitoring

Celebrating ‘Tree City’ communities

Tree City USA celebrates 40th anniversary

In the Chesapeake Bay region, more than 130 towns and cities were recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA program last year, helping communities meet their tree canopy goals. (Photo: U.S. Air Force)

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Celebrating ‘Tree City’ communities

Oysters are a pleasure on the Lynnhaven River

Taking a small-scale approach to aquaculture

For years, the notoriously-polluted Lynnhaven River was closed to shellfish harvesting. Now, oyster farmers like Captain Chris Ludford—who grows Pleasure House Oysters—are reaping the rewards of a cleaner river.

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Oysters are a pleasure on the Lynnhaven River

Clean Bay is good for business

More than critters benefit from Bay restoration

Blue crabs and oysters aren't the only ones who like a clean Chesapeake. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on the health of the Bay and its surrounding watershed.

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Clean Bay is good for business

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    Critter of the Month

    Common Milkweed

    May's Critter - Common milkweed is a perennial plant with small pink to purplish flowers. It can be found throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and is a staple for monarch butterflies.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat


      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      Chesapeake Bay TMDL

      The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.

    • Bay Executive Order

      Bay Executive Order

      Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

      A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.

    Bay Program issues final two-year work plans

    watershed agreement

    In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes, management strategies and work plans to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.

    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2015, 7,623 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.

    Photo Credit: sangkhom sangkakam/Shutterstock

    Conserve Water

    If you water your lawn, do so in the early morning, when the water will not evaporate in the heat of the day. Make sure the water gets completely on the lawn, not on sidewalks or driveways.

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