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 Satellites, solar-powered buoys and volunteers like you help monitor the Bay

Satellites, solar-powered buoys and volunteers like you help monitor the Bay

Four ways the Chesapeake Bay Program tracks Bay health

Picture of Is fall the end of gardening season, or just the beginning?

Is fall the end of gardening season, or just the beginning?

Cooler temperatures make fall the perfect time to plant perennials

Picture of The story of Indigenous tribes comes to life at Machicomoco State Park

The story of Indigenous tribes comes to life at Machicomoco State Park

Virginia’s 40th state park offers access to the York River

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.

Learn more about the latest agreement

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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American Persimmon

Diospyros virginiana

The American persimmon is a native tree that produces bright orange fruits in the fall. The fruits have a long history of use by humans and serves as a critical food source for wildlife at a time when food is scarce.