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.Learn more »
As one of the most vulnerable regions in the nation to the effects of climate change, all aspects of life in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are at risk from its effects—including hundreds of species that call the region home. (Photo: Evangelio Gonzalez/Flickr)Learn more »
Dams and culverts can block the movement of migratory fish as they move between fresh waters and the saltier ocean. But dam removal and fish passage projects have reopened thousands of stream miles to fish migration. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters)Learn more »
When plastic bottles and other trash are washed into waterways, they don't degrade like most organic material. Instead, they break down into tiny pellets, beads and fibers that persist in rivers, streams and the Bay.Learn more »
New rule protects seasonal streams and wetlands, preserves all existing exemptions
Bay Foundation building on track to meet rigorous sustainability challenge
The migratory fish forms a critical link in the Chesapeake Bay food web.
Chesapeake Bay Commission report outlines benefits, current efforts of livestock exclusion practices
Agency teams up with National Park Foundation for new public access initiative to celebrate centennial
May's Critter - The deer tick—named for its preferred host, the white-tailed deer—can carry and transmit to humans the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Ticks are most active in late spring and summer.
A tool to assess progress and enhance accountability and transparency.
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 powerful statewide tool designed to assess and coordinate Bay restoration.
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.
Between 2010 and 2013, 6,098 acres of wetlands were established, rehabilitated or reestablished on agricultural lands in the Bay watershed.
Encourage your coworkers to be Bay-friendly by packing trash-free lunches, recycling office paper or using less water and electricity.