How to Recycle Your Electronics

Reduce waste the responsible way

Each year, between 22 and 55 tons of electronics are disposed of. Most end up in an incinerator or a landfill, but you can help keep our earth clean by recycling your phone, computer and other electronic devices. (Photo: rgordon/Flickr)

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How to Recycle Your Electronics

Five Things You Need to Know about Vibrio

The bacteria occur naturally in the Bay

One of the most talked-about bacteria in the Bay is Vibrio, which occurs naturally in warm estuarine waters. While infections in people are rare, they do take place. Learn how to avoid them with this list. (Photo: CDC/Wikimedia Commons)

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Five Things You Need to Know about Vibrio

Finding the Dead Zone in the Chesapeake Bay

Scientists search for low-oxygen water

Every summer, a dead zone forms in the Chesapeake Bay. Take a look at our latest photo essay to learn how scientists track the low-oxygen conditions that trouble marine life. (Photo: E. Guy Stephens/Southern Maryland Photography)

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Finding the Dead Zone in the Chesapeake Bay

Ten Boats in the Bay Watershed

A field guide to common watercraft

Have you ever looked out at the boats dotting the Chesapeake Bay and wondered, “What kind of boat is that?” So have we! So we put together a list of 10 boats that can be seen on the Bay today.

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Ten Boats in the Bay Watershed

How to Pick a Steamed Crab Like a Pro

Learn to clean the iconic crustacean

The summertime crab feast is a Chesapeake Bay tradition. While exact picking methods may vary, this guide will teach you the basics of cleaning a blue crab.

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How to Pick a Steamed Crab Like a Pro

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    Critter of the Month

    Northern Harrier

    September's Critter - Northern harriers are medium-sized raptors with long, broad wings and a rounded tail.

    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.


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    Prevent Fuel Spills

    Prevent fuel spills by using a funnel and not "topping off" when you fill your boat's fuel tank.

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