We are a regional partnership working together to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

We are a regional partnership working together to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

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Picture of Acreage of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay decline for second straight year

Acreage of underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay decline for second straight year

Despite decrease, experts see a glimmer of hope for the future of Bay grasses

Picture of A heritage trail effort aims to preserve both land and legacy

A heritage trail effort aims to preserve both land and legacy

Community members restore a church with the help of the American Chestnut Land Trust

Picture of Gwynnda the Good Wheel works her magic on West Baltimore

Gwynnda the Good Wheel works her magic on West Baltimore

Baltimore welcomes its fourth Trash Wheel

Restoring a National Treasure

Our partnership is governed by the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, which established 10 goals and 31 outcomes that guide the restoration of the Bay, its tributaries and the lands that surround them.

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Learn More about the Chesapeake Bay

The Issues

Learn more about the complex problems facing the Chesapeake Bay.

The Watershed

Explore the 64,000-square miles that 18 million people call home.

Facts & Figures

Uncover interesting details about the Bay’s geography, flora, fauna and people.

Field Guide to the Chesapeake

Explore the Field Guide to learn about more than 250 species of birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, mammals, plants, reptiles and amphibians that live in the Chesapeake Bay region.

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CRITTER OF THE MONTH

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Common snapping turtle

Chelydra serpentina

The common snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It lives in both freshwater and brackish water environments.