The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that brings together leaders and experts from a vast range of agencies and organizations. Each Bay Program partner uses its own resources to implement Bay restoration and protection activities. Partners work together through the Bay Program’s goal teams, workgroups and committees to collaborate, share information and set goals.
Since the Chesapeake Bay Program’s formation in 1983, several written agreements have guided the partnership’s pollution reduction and ecosystem restoration efforts.
Adaptive management is an ongoing, science-based process through which the Chesapeake Bay Program plans, implements and evaluates its restoration efforts.
The Chesapeake Bay Program was built upon the idea of collaboration. The Bay Program partnership brings together leaders and experts from a vast range of groups to achieve a shared vision of a restored Bay.
Funding and financing for Chesapeake Bay restoration comes from numerous federal agencies, state and local governments, non-governmental organizations and private interests.
The Chesapeake Bay Program has made significant accomplishments since its formation, becoming a regional, national and international leader in ecosystem science, modeling and restoration partnerships.