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 »
Despite struggling against development, pollution and other challenges, the Bay watershed shows signs of resilience—most notably in shad, striped bass, and underwater grasses.Learn more »
For many, shucking oysters is just a necessary step to enjoying a meal, but to George Hastings, it’s an art
Nearly twice the amount of nutrients applied to lands on Shore as in rest of watershed, study shows
Strategies outline Bay Program plans to achieve goals and outcomes of Watershed Agreement
When our work both protects and restores, we better benefit the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem as a whole.
As ability to trap sediment declines, more pollutants could reach Chesapeake Bay.
March's Critter - The least bittern lives in marshes among thick vegetation. When stretching its neck into the air, the least bittern resembles surrounding reeds and grasses, making it difficult for predators to spot.
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.
When possible, walk, bike or take public transportation to reduce vehicle emissions that can pollute our air and water.