When plastic bottles and other trash are washed into waterways, they don't degrade like most organic material. Instead, they break down into tiny pellets, beads and fibers that persist in rivers, streams and the Bay.Learn more »
As the birthplace of Tubman, the Eastern Shore of Maryland holds a rich history in its expansive farm fields, quaint settlements and wetlands that nestle into the crooks and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay.Learn more »
Geographer Peter Claggett with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discusses the effects of population growth on the local landscape and what we can do to lessen the impacts on our natural resources.Watch the video »
Plastic containers and other trash that gets washed into the Bay doesn’t actually disappear
Improved simulations could allow better targeting of pollution reductions
Annual progress report includes highlights of land, water and wildlife restoration efforts of past five years
New data has given the Chesapeake Bay Program a more accurate picture of pollution in the watershed.
Many might find the prospect of restoring the Elizabeth River a daunting task, but one local group is working to do just that
April's Critter - The rainbow trout is a popular sport fish with a bluish-green back, black speckles and a pink stripe along its sides. It was introduced to the region from the Pacific coast.
A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.
The EPA established a "pollution diet" to reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.
Calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore the Bay.
A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.
In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes and management strategies to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.
Between 2010 and 2013, 6,098 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.
Do not plant trees or shrubs near your septic drain field. Roots clog septic drain lines and cause overflows.