Paddlers race along the Susquehanna River

Annual event winds through the mighty river's upper reaches

Every Memorial Day weekend, hundreds of paddlers compete in the General Clinton Canoe Regatta, a 70-mile canoe race along the Susquehanna River, from Cooperstown to Bainbridge, N.Y.

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Paddlers race along the Susquehanna River

A Field Guide to the Chesapeake

Learn about life in the Bay through our new site design

Our updated Field Guide makes it even easier for you to learn about your favorite Chesapeake critters—from crabs that scuttle across the Bay's bottom to osprey that soar overhead. (Photo: Wunson/Shutterstock)

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A Field Guide to the Chesapeake

Fostering stewardship at the Gunston School

Students get hands on with sustainability

The Gunston School’s overarching mission is to help students grow and thrive in a way that way that will prepare them for not only college, but also to be lifelong leaders.

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Fostering stewardship at the Gunston School

Education and restoration on the banks of Lititz Run

Biannual field trip builds environmental literacy

Each spring and fall, students from Warwick High School in Lititz, Pa., measure water quality along the banks of Lititz Run, a tributary of the Conestoga River. Their data helps guide local groups' restoration work.

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Education and restoration on the banks of Lititz Run

A lesson on green building at Brock Environmental Center

New CBF facility on track to meet Living Building Challenge

One of the top green buildings in the nation, the Brock Environmental Center represents a community effort to protect the land of Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, Va., from an expansive, high-rise development.

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A lesson on green building at Brock Environmental Center

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    Critter of the Month

    Spiny Dogfish

    June's Critter - The spiny dogfish is a small, abundant shark named for the spines or spikes on its dorsal fins. It visits the Chesapeake Bay from late fall to early spring.

    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 draft management strategies

    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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    Conserve Water

    Put a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up. Use the extra water for plants or pet bowls.

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