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June 08, 2017

Chesapeake Executive Council Signs Resolution in Support of Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership

Today, at the annual meeting of the Chesapeake Executive Council, representatives from the six Chesapeake Bay watershed states, the District of Columbia and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, signed a resolution in support of the Chesapeake…

May 25, 2017

24 New Public Access Sites Open in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay Program is pleased to announce that in 2016, our partners opened 24 boat ramps, fishing piers and other sites that grant the public access to creeks, streams and rivers in the region. Virginia opened 14 sites along nine…

April 27, 2017

Rise in Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses for Fourth Year in a Row

In 2016, an estimated 97,433 acres of underwater grasses were mapped in the Chesapeake Bay: the highest amount ever recorded by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).

This total is 7,433 acres greater than the Chesapeake Bay…

April 13, 2017

Progress on Oyster Restoration in Maryland, Virginia

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Chesapeake Bay Office, along with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), released reports today outlining the progress made by Maryland and Virginia in recent years to increase…


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