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 ‘Sneaker Index’ of 34 inches measured at Bernie Fowler Wade-In

‘Sneaker Index’ of 34 inches measured at Bernie Fowler Wade-In

Recent rain impacts water clarity of the Patuxent River.

Picture of Seven of our favorite spots for nature photography in the Chesapeake watershed

Seven of our favorite spots for nature photography in the Chesapeake watershed

You don’t have to travel far to document the outdoors

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Nature lovers are welcomed to this researcher’s refuge

Between D.C. and Baltimore, the Patuxent Research Refuge provides outdoor activities for all

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

Picture of Eastern Milksnake

Eastern Milksnake

Lampropeltis triangulum

The eastern milksnake is a secretive creature that spends most of its life underground or under rocks and logs.