American shad spend their adult lives in the ocean, but migrate into freshwater rivers to spawn. In 2013, shad abundance in the Bay reached 41 percent of the goal, an upward trend driven by gains in the Potomac River. (Photo: MTSOfan/Flickr)Learn more »
Ospreys are a top predator in the Chesapeake Bay and a sentinel species of environmental health. Watch this Bay 101 to learn how the fish hawks teach scientists about the effects of chemical contaminants on our ecosystem.Watch the video »
Landowner Jerry Harris has created a safe haven for waterfowl on his Maryland farm. In this Restoration Spotlight, he discusses rice planting, moist soils management and other unconventional conservation practices.Learn more »
More than 60 organizations and two thousand people have commented on the draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, offering feedback that the Chesapeake Executive Council will consider when finalizing the restoration plan.Learn more »
Shellfish raised on the river bottom would remove excess nutrients from the water.
Cleaner water is the cornerstone of shad recovery in the river.
A new outreach campaign will teach citizens about blue and flathead catfish.
Under Section 117 of the Clean Water Act, the report must be submitted every five years.
Scientists link a Clean Water Act permit program to healthier rivers and streams.
April's Critter - Weighing approximately one ounce and measuring just nine inches in length, the least tern is the smallest of the North American terns.
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 tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.
A powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.
Between 2009 and 2013, sediment loads to the Chesapeake Bay decreased 6 percent.
Never use lawn fertilizer as a deicer. It contains nutrients that can run off your property and pollute local waterways.