When a valuable piece of habitat at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge began to wash away, scientists turned to an arc of stone to save it. Now, a host of critters find food and shelter on the artificial reef.View the photo essay »
The blue crab is one of the most recognizable critters in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn about their role in the region’s ecosystem and economy and see what should be done to maintain this resource into the future. (Photo: Tuaussi/Flickr)Learn more »
Scientists expect the Chesapeake Bay to see an above-average dead zone this summer, due to the excess nitrogen that flowed into the Bay from the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers this spring.Learn more »
Bay Program partners have recommitted to restoring the watershed by signing the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. This landmark accord’s goals and outcomes will create clean water and abundant wildlife in the region.Learn more »
Dams and other structures can fragment rivers and streams, affecting the migration and breeding success of American eels. Learn how scientists are conducting a decade-long project to open up fish passage in the Susquehanna.View the photo essay »
By connecting chefs with seafood, the state agency emphasizes the importance of buying local.
Four organizations will receive more than $230,000 to restore portions of the urban waterways.
Scientists explain shoreline protection at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.
Protecting females could rebuild the blue crab population.
Research indicates hormone-disrupting chemicals are more widespread in the region than once thought.
July's Critter - The green treefrog is a smooth-skinned frog that can be found along the East Coast. Its bright green coloring serves as effective camouflage against predators.
Landmark agreement guides partners in restoring the Bay.
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.
In 2013, 36 new access sites were opened to the public. This brings the total number of public access sites in the watershed to 1,208.
Instead of fertilizing, leave leftover grass clippings on your lawn for a natural source of nitrogen.