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Press Center

Members of the media are invited to contact the Chesapeake Bay Program communications office with questions and requests for interviews or information.

Recent Releases

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...

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...


Media Advisories

January 30, 2017

Bay Barometer Notes Measured Progress in Health of Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay Program will release its annual, science-based snapshot of the nation’s largest estuary, the Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2015 – 16) on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:00...

September 28, 2016

2016 Chesapeake Executive Council Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, the Chesapeake Executive Council will hold a public meeting and press event during which they will set goals and provide guidance for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership. The council, established by the...

September 19, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Improves in 2015

Join experts from the Chesapeake Bay Program on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. ET as they answer questions and discuss the latest data on the health of the Chesapeake Bay, as measured by monitored nitrogen, phosphorous and...

April 19, 2016

Experts, Decision Makers Focus on Improving Environmental Education

The Leadership Summit on Environmental Literacy will bring together cabinet-level representatives from state government, environmental education experts, and decision makers from around the watershed to explore how states can assist...

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Media Contact

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Rachel Felver
Director Of Communications
(410) 267-5740

410 Severn Avenue / Suite 112
Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Tel: (800) YOUR-BAY / Fax: (410) 267-5777
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