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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

September 21, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Improving

The amount of nutrient and sediment pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay fell significantly between 2014 and 2015, helping improve water quality in the nation’s largest estuary. Experts attribute this drop in pollution loads to dry...

June 30, 2016

Blue Crab Population Continues to Grow, But Numbers Still Below Target Levels

Blue crab population numbers increased for a second straight year, but in order to ensure a healthy future for Chesapeake Bay crabs, a report just released encourages resource managers to maintain a “risk-averse” approach to setting...

May 23, 2016

Local, State and Federal Agencies Open 22 Public Access Sites in Chesapeake Bay Region

The Chesapeake Bay Program is pleased to announce that in 2015, our partners opened 22 boat ramps, fishing piers and other sites that grant public access to creeks, streams and rivers in the region. Virginia opened 10 sites along eight...

April 28, 2016

Annual Monitoring Finds More Than 91,000 Acres of Underwater Grasses in Chesapeake Bay in 2015

Between 2014 and 2015, underwater grass abundance in the Chesapeake Bay rose 21 percent, bringing underwater grasses in the nation’s largest estuary to the highest total of the last three decades. Aerial imagery collected between May and...


Media Advisories

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...

April 18, 2016

Data Show Drop in Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sediment Pollution to Chesapeake Bay

Join the Chesapeake Bay Program on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 3:00p.m., to discuss the latest science-based estimates of how much pollution flow into the Chesapeake Bay has changed over time as a result of watershed-wide actions taken by...

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