Fresh vegetables for all: CSA Day in the watershed

Food and relationship with healthy, local produce

West Virginia farmer Gale Livingstone of Rainbow Hill Farm connects with neighbors through community supported agriculture (CSA).

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Fresh vegetables for all: CSA Day in the watershed

Monitoring water quality in Baltimore City

Nonprofit tracks health of urban streams

Follow Blue Water Baltimore as they track the health of waterways in a city struggling against polluted runoff and an aging sewer infrastructure.

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Monitoring water quality in Baltimore City

A Pennsylvania forest goes for gold

Couple works to bring back warbler

Due to habitat loss, the golden-winged warbler population has declined steeply over the past several decades. Mike and Laura Jackson are using their 114 acres in Bedford County to help. (Photo: Photo courtesy Mike and Laura Jackson)

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A Pennsylvania forest goes for gold

Bay Barometer: 2015-16 Health and Restoration

Annual report shows measured progress

While the restoration of some habitats remains slow, experts report reductions in pollution, increased underwater grass abundance and robust shellfish populations.

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Bay Barometer: 2015-16 Health and Restoration

Bay 101: Food for fish in the Chesapeake Bay

What do larger fish like striped bass eat to survive?

Fish like striped bass and bluefish are popular with fishermen, but a variety of small fish and invertebrates form an important forage base in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Bay 101: Food for fish in the Chesapeake Bay

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    Critter of the Month

    Woodchuck

    February's Critter - Also known as the groundhog, the woodchuck is found throughout the Chesapeake region and hibernates from October to February.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • ChesapeakeStat

      ChesapeakeStat

      A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.

    • 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.

    • Maryland BayStat

      Maryland BayStat

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

    Bay Program issues final two-year work plans

    watershed agreement

    In 2014, our partners signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, establishing goals, outcomes, management strategies and work plans to guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands around them.


    Restoring Wetlands on Agricultural Lands

    Between 2010 and 2015, 7,623 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.


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    Reduce waste

    When buying school supplies, look for items made out of recycled materials. For example, buy notebooks and pencils made from 100% post-consumer content.

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