Bay 101: Intersex fish in the Bay region

Chemical contaminants have led to hormone disruptions in fish

Fish biologist Vicki Blazer with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and her team visit the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Va., to collect and study smallmouth bass.

Watch the video »
Bay 101: Intersex fish in the Bay region

Eat, drink and be merry at Boordy Vineyards

The Deford family has put Maryland wine on the map

At Boordy Vineyards, success and sustainability go hand-in-hand. For them, smart business stems from a deep connection to place, a dynamic understanding of the resource and pride in their product.

Learn more »
Eat, drink and be merry at Boordy Vineyards

Bay 101: Sediment in the Bay watershed

2.71 million tons of sediment entered the Bay in 2013

Scientist Allen Gellis with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) visits Linganore Creek in Maryland to describe how he conducts studies of sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Watch the video »
Bay 101: Sediment in the Bay watershed

What does it take to restore the Bay?

American Conservation Film Festival highlights Bay Program video

The Chesapeake Bay Program and its countless partners share a commitment to restoring the watershed. Learn how scientists and citizens connect and collaborate in their work to protect the Chesapeake.

Watch the video »
What does it take to restore the Bay?

Exploring the sights along the Anacostia Water Trail

Wildlife and recreation show signs of recovery

The Anacostia River in the District of Columbia has a reputation for being polluted, but the newly established Anacostia Water Trail reveals unseen potential for restoration in the heart of the nation’s capital.

Learn more »
Exploring the sights along the Anacostia Water Trail

    Chesapeake Bay News

    RSS Feed           More News »

    Critter of the Month

    Northern Pike

    November's Critter - The northern pike is a dark green fish whose range extends farther than that of any other freshwater gamefish.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • 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.

    • ChesapeakeStat

      ChesapeakeStat

      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

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

    Landmark agreement guides Bay Program

    watershed agreement

    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.


    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2013, 6,098 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.


    Photo Credit: SarahMcGowan/Flickr

    Reduce Air Pollution

    Use electric or manual lawn mowers and yard tools instead of gas-powered machines that can pollute our air.

    Subscribe to Bay News »
    410 Severn Avenue / Suite 112
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    Tel: (800) YOUR-BAY / Fax: (410) 267-5777
    Directions to the Bay Program Office
    Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
    ©2012 Chesapeake Bay Program | All Rights Reserved