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 »
Adult female crabs are no longer depleted, but remain below the 215 million population target
The number of fish species that have ascended a fish lift, ladder or other structure in the state of Maryland
Voluntary program will highlight environmental efforts of teachers, administrators and schools
Multiple aspects of ecosystem health benefit from greater variety of species, study says
Accord will help expedite approval, reduce costs of pretreatment technologies
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.
Instead of asphalt or concrete, use porous surfaces like gravel or pavers to pave your driveway or patio.