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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Maple farmer plants trees for the next generation

850 new trees bring sweet environmental benefits

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How does wind impact the Chesapeake Bay?

Wind influences the water, land and people of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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2019-2020 Bay Barometer shows an ecosystem in mixed recovery

The Chesapeake Bay Program releases annual assessment of Bay health

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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European Honey Bee

Apis mellifera

The European honey bee, found worldwide, is known for its delicious honey and painful sting.