Testing the waters of Otsego Lake

Tour SUNY Oneonta's Biological Field Station

Alongside the shores of Otsego Lake sits the Biological Field Station, a laboratory that serves the State University of New York College at Oneonta, where researchers work year-round to study and preserve the lake.

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Testing the waters of Otsego Lake

2015 Executive Council Meeting

July 23 at the National Arboretum

This year’s meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council to set goals and guidance for the partnership was held on Thursday, July 23, at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

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2015 Executive Council Meeting

Living in the environmental spirit of Islam

Green Muslims educates, inspires and empowers youth

The nonprofit works with a number of different Muslim communities in the D.C. area, but serves as a national resource for those across the country that are looking to tie their faith back to the natural world.

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Living in the environmental spirit of Islam

Reinventing the Pennsylvania dairy farm

Family farm leads the way in sustainability

When George Hurst and his family toured the Chesapeake Bay twenty years ago, they were troubled by the polluted waters they saw. Now, Oregon Dairy Farm is home to a variety of conservation practices.

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Reinventing the Pennsylvania dairy farm

From the Field: Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

Spend a day in the life of a buoy technician

The bright yellow markers may be a familiar sight, but they serve as much more than eye-catching aquatic beacons: they provide key insights into the health and safety conditions of the Bay.

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From the Field: Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System

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    Critter of the Month

    Virginia Rail

    July's Critter - The Virginia rail is a small, secretive bird that can be found in the fresh and brackish marshes of the Chesapeake region year-round.

    Featured Chesapeake Bay Websites

    • 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 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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    Observe Wake Laws

    Following speed limits and no-wake laws helps avoid churning up sediment, harming underwater grasses and eroding nearby shorelines.

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