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 Cities across the region looked for wildlife. Here’s what they found.

Cities across the region looked for wildlife. Here’s what they found.

The City Nature Challenge uses community science to highlight urban species.

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Beautiful Bay blooms

Neighborhood flower farms support the local economy while helping keep our waters clean.

Picture of The Bay’s fisheries are feeling the heat

The Bay’s fisheries are feeling the heat

NOAA’s annual Mid-Atlantic State of the Ecosystem shares the latest risks and trends for our marine species

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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Cicada

Neotibicen canicularis

Annual cicadas, also known as dog-day cicadas, emerge every summer in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.