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 »
Founders of the Wide Net Project find a solution to hunger in the Bay’s invasive catfish problem.
From skiffs to schooners, a field guide to the most commonly seen boats in the nation’s largest estuary.
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.
August's Critter - Bull sharks are named for their short, blunt snout, and are known for their ability to thrive in both fresh and saltwater. The sharks are a summertime visitor to the Chesapeake Bay.
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.
Use chemical-free cleaning products to keep chemicals out of our waterways. Plain soap and water can rid surfaces of bacteria and are safer for our water supply.