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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…

February 23, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Program Commits to Increasing Diversity

The Chesapeake Bay Program is taking steps to make its partnership better reflect the population of the 64,000 square mile watershed that it represents. The partnership recently published results of a diversity profile assessment of staff…

February 01, 2017

Bay Barometer Notes Measured Progress in Health of Chesapeake Bay

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Program released its annual report on the environmental health and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Working across political and geographic boundaries, our partnership has reached—and in some cases,…

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